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2009.7.1.248 · Item · ca. 1880-1920
Part of Archdeacon W. H. Collison fonds

Head on shot of steam engine traveling through a pass with mountains in the background. Handwritten annotation in pen on verso reads: "First Passenger Engine to reach Prince Rupert." Annotation on recto reads: "First Passenger Engine at Prince Rupert." Photographer' stamp in bottom right corner of recto reads : "Allen Photo."

2009.7.1.254 · Item · ca. 1880-1920
Part of Archdeacon W. H. Collison fonds

Photograph of a marching band performing down a wooden road. Spectators can be seen in the foreground and various businesses are in the background. Annotation on recto reads: "Prince Rupert BC."

2009.7.1.264 · Item · [ca. 1880-1920]
Part of Archdeacon W. H. Collison fonds

Illustration of a large ocean liner in dry dock. The name "Minnesota" is inscribed on the top right side of vessel. Annotation on recto reads: "William T. Donnelly Consulting Engineer 17 Battery Place Tel. Rector 1491 20000 tons pontoon floating dry dock Prince Rupert, BC"

Across the bay
2009.7.1.276 · Item · [ca. 1880-1920]
Part of Archdeacon W. H. Collison fonds

Photograph of the bay at dusk. Trees and distant machinery are silhouetted against a cloudy sky and dark waterfront. Annotation on recto reads: "Across the Bay, Prince Rupert, BC No 4466."

2009.7.1.185 · Item · [ca. 1880]
Part of Archdeacon W. H. Collison fonds

Eight unidentified medicine men in full regalia stand in a row within a long house. Handwritten annotation in pen on verso reads: “Yaulalet Dum guna al git dkdin (?) Party of medicine men Nishka Indians ready for medicine dance. W.H. Collison”. Stamped annotation on verso reads: “Haldane & Bro. Alaskan Photographers, 7 West Street, Metlakahtla – Alaska.”

Medicine man grave marker
2009.7.1.190 · Item · [ca. 1880]
Part of Archdeacon W. H. Collison fonds

Two carved wooden figures covered in moss stand side by side with a fallen wooden plank lying between them. Wooden figures have pen marks applied to the surface of the photo.

Handwritten annotation in pen on verso reads: “Chapt. XIX No. 3. A medicine man’s tomb guarded by two figures, one of which has two heads following a tradition. They are both ie (?) the two headed figure, arranged in the headdress containing the swan’s down which is the sign of peace”.

2009.7.1.194 · Item · [ca. 1880]
Part of Archdeacon W. H. Collison fonds

Two carved wooden figures stand side by side to mark the burial of a Haida medicine man. Each figure has one arm up with a hand under or over the chin, while the other arm is down. Carved chiefly headdresses adorn each of their heads.

Handwritten annotation in pen on verso reads: “Illustration for insertion at end of Chapt XIX no. 2. Medicine man’s tomb Queen Charlotte Islands.” Photograph has pen markings made on its recto tracing the outline of these two shapes.

2009.7.1.247 · Item · ca. 1880-1920
Part of Archdeacon W. H. Collison fonds

Photo of entire ship building plant, including several vessels in the foreground. Hills are visible in the background. Annotation on recto reads: "Prince Rupert Ship Repair and Ship Building Plant. Prince Rupert BC. Frank E Kirby, William T Donnelly, Engineers. 17 Battery Place. NYC."

Sunset in Prince Rupert
2009.7.1.290 · Item · [ca. 1880-1920]
Part of Archdeacon W. H. Collison fonds

Wide angled photograph of a sunset on the waterfront in Prince Rupert. Several buildings are silhouetted in the foreground. Annotation on recto: "Sunset, Prince Rupert, BC No. 4465."

2009.7.1.293 · Item · [ca. 1880-1920]
Part of Archdeacon W. H. Collison fonds

Members of the Collison family casually fishing from a large dock. Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Collison family fishing from dock (Portland[?] Canal) {Max Elsie Henry Will Arthur Herbert}."

2002.1 · Collection · 1887-1999

The Prince George Railway & Forestry Museum Society Collection consists primarily of textual, photographic, and cartographic records related to the regional developments of the railway industry in Northern BC. A predominant portion of the collection is made up of material from the Canadian National Railway; other railways represented include the Pacific Great Eastern Railway, the British Columbia Railway (BC Rail), the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, the Grand Trunk Railway, the Intercolonial Railway, and the Okanagan Express. Significant geographical areas covered include Prince George, the Peace River Region, Terrace, Bulkley Valley, Hazelton and Prince Rupert.

The forestry industry is represented in the collection with operational and financial records from Fyfe Lake Sawmill Ltd., which operated southwest of Prince George in the 1950s.

The collection has been organized into series according to creator, each of which also has been arranged to subseries, file and item level, where applicable. This collection consists of eight series, as follows:

1) Canadian National Railway
2) Grand Trunk Railway
3) Pacific Great Eastern Railway
4) British Columbia Railway (BC Rail)
5) Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR)
6) Intercolonial Railway
7) Fyfe Lake Sawmill ltd.
8) PGRFM
9) Photographs

2002.1.6 · Series · 1887-1992
Part of Prince George Railway & Forestry Museum Collection

This series consists of material created by various societies, companies, railways, unions and government branches for the use and instruction of railway companies and employees. Includes publications, time tables, training materials, union materials, forms, maps and plans related to rail operations in North and South America, but predominately related to Canadian railway operations. Also comprises material created by several American and Canadian railways and transportation companies.

Geographic Features
2006.20.11 · File · [ca. 1890 - 1940]
Part of Northern BC Archives Historical Photograph Collection

Photographs within this file document natural and artificial features across the landscape of Northern British Columbia. This landscape also includes the physical, built, urban and industrial landscapes; topography; site plans; boundaries, districts, reserves, parks, sanctuaries, towns, villages and cities, etc.

Bullion Mines Collection
2000.15 · Collection · 1894 - 1925

The fonds consists of six company ledgers: 1894 - 1896, 1896, 1898 - 1901, 1900, 1904 - 1905, 1923 - 1926. Also includes 15 pages of correspondence and notes. The ledgers note expenses for various operations in the mine and in the company owned premises in town. The letters and notes concern the purchase of explosives for the mine and discusses the Consolidated Cariboo Hydraulic Mining Company.

Bullion Mines
Ledgers
2000.15.1 · Series · 1894 - 1926
Part of Bullion Mines Collection

Series consists of 6 ledgers which record expenses for the mine and various other company owned premises in town.

Correspondence
2000.15.2.1 · File · 1895-1896
Part of Bullion Mines Collection

File contains letters and notes from October 31, 1895 to March 30, 1896 concerning the purchase of dynamite for the mine.

Correspondence
2000.15.2 · Series · 1895 - 1896
Part of Bullion Mines Collection

Series consists of one file of letters and notes from October 31, 1895 to March 30, 1896 concerning the purchase of dynamite for the mine.

"Hagaga : Special Edition"
2009.7.4.11 · Item · April 1895
Part of Archdeacon W. H. Collison fonds

Newspaper consists of the recto and verso of 2 pages (p. 1-4). It was published in Aiyansh on the Nass River in British Columbia in April 1895 and presents a missionary's perspective of regional First Nations traditions and current affairs of the day.

Bullion Mines Ledger
2000.15.1.2 · Item · 1896-1989
Part of Bullion Mines Collection

File contains a record of the mine’s monthly expenses from August 31, 1896 to October 1898. Pages 1 - 67 are torn out and missing.

2006.20.9.24 · Item · [ca. 1897 - 1960]
Part of Northern BC Archives Historical Photograph Collection

View of a scow loaded with provisions and several people passing through rapids of the Grand Canyon. Printed annotation on recto reads: “A scow loaded with provisions passing through the Grand Canyon on it’s way to Fort George.” Handwritten annotation in pencil on recto reads: “Nearly Bumped, Nachaco River” Handwritten annotation in pencil on verso reads: “My address will be Fort George BC. Dear Mrs. Cooper, I am up in the wild part of BC now where men horses and everything get drowned every day, sometimes automobiles get drowned also. This is the way we travel up where I am now. I saw a boat upside down in this Canyon it had a bundle of blankets tied on it and one oar was dancing in the whirlpool. This made my hair stand straight up and down.”