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2012.11 · Collection · 1844-1935

Collection consists of reproduced archival material collected from other heritage institutions in order to facilitate regional access to records.

2012.11.3.2 · Item · 1865-1866
Part of Northern BC Archival Replica Access Collection

Reports as follows: Number 2. Report of the Exploration from Quesnal to Lake Tatla, via Natla and Nakosla, by Major Frank L. Pope. 1865. Title page, map, and pages 1-36. (Pages 15-17: Indian tribes; pages 32-36: vocabulary of "Siccany" (Sekani) tribe, living n. w. of Lake Tatla.) Number 3. Report of the British Columbia and Stekine Exploring Expedition, by Major Frank L Pope. 1866. Title page and pages 1-42. (Pages 27-28: Indian tribes; pages 29-30, Trading with Indians.) Number 4. Report of the Lake Babine and Skeena River Exploration, by Captain James L. Butler. 1866. 19 pages. Number 5. Report of the Atnah & Northern Explorations, by Captain J. Trimble Rothrock. 1866. 10 pages. Number 6. Report of Provisions Expended by the Stekine Exploring party; and proposed plan of an exploration from the Stekine to the Youkon, by George Blenkinsop. 1866. 8 pages, including map.

2012.11.2.5 · Item · 1878
Part of Northern BC Archival Replica Access Collection

Mckay, Joseph William. "Recollections of a chief trader in the Hudson's Bay Company." 1878 Hubert Howe Bancroft Collection. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkley. BANC MSS P-C 24.

Details from Bancroft Library:
McKay came from Canada to Fort Vancouver in the Hudson's Bay Company service in 1844. Describes disturbed conditions in the old Oregon country, in consequence of the American influx; duties in 1845-1846 escorting British officers; visit to San Francisco and Hawaii in 1846 on Company business; Frémont's activities; experiences in charge of Fort Simpson, 1846-1849; relations with the Russian American Company and Indians of the Northwest Coast; duties on Vancouver Island, 1850; discovery of gold on Queen Charlotte Island, 1851, and of coal at Bellingham Bay, 1853; life at Fort Simpson during the Crimean War. Includes typed transcript. (21p. )

2012.11.2.1 · Item · 1871-1900
Part of Northern BC Archival Replica Access Collection

Chismore, George. "Record of travel from Skeena Mouth to Peace River mines." George Chismore Papers. 1871-1900. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkley. BANC MSS 81/24p.

Details from Bancroft Library:
Include: journal of journey to Peace River Mines, British Columbia, June-Dec. 1871, with descriptions of mines and mining, encounters with Indians, and an account of performing surgery on an injured miner; eleven journals, 1883-1893, primarily of hunting trips to Rogue River, Oregon, and one journal of trip to Siskyous, with descriptions of wilderness, life in hunting camp, account of associations with black ex-slave woodsman-hunter of Rogue River area; journal of trip to St. Petersburg, Russia, June-Sept. 1898, with descriptions of museums, churches, palaces, impressions of life in St. Petersburg, Moscow and other European cities; journal of trip to Panama, Jan.-March 1900; collection of speeches to Bohemian Club; collection of his poems, ca. 1897. Also includes articles about Chismore's medical career. (32p.)

2012.11.2.2 · Item · 1866
Part of Northern BC Archival Replica Access Collection

Chismore, George. "Log-book of a trip among the Siwash of British Columbia." George Chismore Papers. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkley. BANC MSS P-K 219.

Details from Bancroft Library:
Logbook of "a trip among the Siwash of British Columbia" (August 31-September 28, 1866), on the way to join, as surgeon, the Western Union Telegraph Company's expedition for the Russian Extension; record of a hunting trip to Old Tongass, March 3-9, 1870, and of a prospecting trip in British Columbia, June 25-July 20, 1870; a paper read before the Geographical Society of the Pacific in 1881, "From the Nass to the Skeena [Stikine]." An obituary clipping relates to Dr. Chismore's practice of medicine in San Francisco after 1873. (25p.)

2012.11.2.3 · Item · 1878
Part of Northern BC Archival Replica Access Collection

Compton, Pyms Nevins. “Forts and fort life in New Caledonia under Hudson’s Bay Company regime.” 1878 Hubert Howe Bancroft Collection. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkley. BANC MSS P-C 5.

Details from Bancroft Library:
Compton landed at Victoria in 1859, and was afterward stationed at Fort Simpson. A sketch plan of Fort Simpson is included. (9p.)

2012.11.2.4 · Item · 1878
Part of Northern BC Archival Replica Access Collection

Cooper, James. “Maritime matters on the Northwest Coast and affairs of the Hudson’s Bay company in early times.” 1878. Hubert Howe Bancroft Collection. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkley. BANC MSS P-C 6.

Details from Bancroft Library:
Describes his maritime service with the Hudson's Bay Company from 1844, and the early development of Victoria and Vancouver Island. Primarily an account of the Hudson's Bay Company control over the region and the evolution of local and provincial government.
(32p.)

2014.9 · Item · [1996?]

Prince George's Central Interior Radio station CJCI interviewed Mayor John Backhouse about his 25 year career in Prince George at the end of his mayoral term. The interview covers his early career in England, his job at the Prince George Public Library as Chief Librarian, and his activity in Prince George municipal politics.

2013.15 · Collection · 1991-2001

Collection consists of various originals, drafts, and photocopies of development planning reports for the Cariboo-Chilcotin region of British Columbia. Many of the reports were authored by the Cariboo Economic Action Forum.

2012.05 · Fonds · 1959-1970

Fonds consists of documents providing information on the Columbia Cellulose Company, Limited covering the period of 1959-1970. These documents detail the company’s history, historical and geographical context, and plans for the future. Files often include photographs, maps, and technical drawings of the mills.

Columbia Cellulose Company, Limited
Dr. Bill Morrison fonds
2013.18 · Fonds · [between 1985 and 2002]

Collection consists of a selection of academic research papers from Bill Morrison. Consists of academic works written by Morrison (often in collaboration with Ken Coates), papers presented at conferences, and background material that related to his research.

Louise Burgener collection
2015.02 · Collection · 1980-2000

Collection consists of records related to the Alcan/Kemano project on the Nechako River circa 1980-2000 from the Nechako Neyenk'ut Society, the Rivers Defense Coalition, and the Smelter Study Group.

Burgener, Louise
2018.2 · Collection · [ca. 1913]

Collection consists of photographs and plans relating to the construction of bridges, trestles, and stations of the Canadian Northern Pacific Railway, ca. 1913, collected or created by George W.H. Jackson, a surveyor who worked for the CNPR. The railway, incorporated in 1910, existed in name only as a subsidiary of the Canadian Northern Railway, and began construction around 1913. The materials include:

  • 148 photographs showing surveying, worksites, and views along the route. Many of the images are captioned and/or dated, presumably by Jackson.
  • 94 blueprint plans detailing work on bridges, trestles, station hours, etc. with elevations, details of construction, and materials; one larger blueprint shows the rail route over Kicking Horse Pass.
2012.13.2.15.27.4 · Item · [2001?]
Part of J. Kent Sedgwick fonds

The photograph depicts a newspaper map of the business center in Stuart River, South of the Nechako River. Annotation on slide states, "Stuart R. townsite plan"