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Peace River Region, BC
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H.G.T. (Harry) Perry fonds

  • 2002.7
  • Fonds
  • 1877-1960

Fonds consists of records relating to the personal, business and political life of H.G.T. Perry and as such, has been divided into the following four series: 1) Photographs; 2) Political Activities; 3) Business Ventures; 4) Personal Life; and 5) Miscellaneous Historical Information Files. Also includes material relating to his son, Frank Perry, and his failed political campaign. Includes World War II and Post-War printed materials.

Types of records included in this fonds include Speakers' Decisions (1877-1943) in the BC Legislative Assembly, maps, publications, reports, correspondence, advertisements, telegrams, resolutions, minutes, annual reports, telegrams, resolutions, reports, speeches, press releases, proposals, plans, charts, file notes, memoranda, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, ephemera, postcards and photographs.

Prince George Railway & Forestry Museum Collection

  • 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

Bob Harkins interview with Tom Waller

Item consists of transcript and tape summary of interview with Tom Waller who discusses fire protection and forest fires in the Prince George and Peace River region.

Bob Harkins

Bob Harkins interview with Elmer Nelson

Item consists of transcript and tape summary of interview with Elmer Nelson who discusses Axel Wenner- Gren's business interest in the Rocky Mountain Trench area of Northern British Columbia in the 1950s.

Bob Harkins

Peace River

Colour-coded topographic map depicting surveyed lands alienated, available for purchase or lease, or available for pre-emption. Depicts land districts, land recording districts, parks, communities, bodies of water, transport routes, communication lines, and triangulation stations.

Peace River

File contains slides depicting places along the Peace River.

Peace River

Image depicts the Peace River, possibly near Clayhurst or Hudson's Hope, B.C.

Peace River

Image depicts the Peace River, possibly near Clayhurst or Hudson's Hope, B.C.

A Bridge

Image depicts a truck on a bridge, possibly crossing over the Peace River.

Bee Colony

Image depicts a man in a yellow cap who appears to be blowing smoke into a bee colony at a bee farm. It appears to be an educational demonstration.

Parking Lot Frisbee

Image depicts a group of people throwing a frisbee in a parking lot at an uncertain location, likely in the Peace River Region.

Examining Rocks

Image depicts three unidentified individuals examining rocks near a set of railway tracks at an uncertain location in the Peace River Region.

Group and a Bus

Image depicts a group of individuals and a bus with words that read: "Prince George Limousine & Charter." The river in the background is possibly the Peace River, and the location is possibly somewhere near Fort St. John, B.C.

Bare Trees

Image depicts a forest of bare trees, possibly somewhere near Fort St. John, B.C.

Observatory Window

Image depicts a group of unidentified individuals look through an observatory window at an uncertain location, possibly in Fort St. John, B.C.

Parker Bonney Photograph Collection

  • 2003.13
  • Collection
  • [after 1909]

Consists of two photograph albums that illustrate Parker Bonney's early years as a Forest Engineer. Includes photographs of the expedition to the Nass Valley undertaken by Parker Bonney, Sam Brown, and others. May also include photographs of later surveying expeditions.

Bonney, Parker

Proposed Federal Electoral Districts for the Province of British Columbia

Map depicts the proposed electoral districts of British Columbia, including: Burnaby, Capilano, Cariboo-Chilcotin, Comox-Powell River, Cowichan-Malahat-The Islands, Esquimalt-Saanich, Fort Nelson-Peace River, Fraser Valley East, Fraser Valley West, Kamloops-Shuswap, Kootenay East, Kootenay West, Mission-Port Moody, Nanaimo-Alberni, New Westminster-Coquitlam, North Vancouver-Burnaby, Okanagan North, Okanagan-Similkameen, Prince George-Bulkley Valley, Richmond-South Delta, Skeena, Surrey-White Rock-North Delta, Vancouver Centre, Vancouver East, Vancouver Kingsway, Vancouver Quadra, Vancouver South, and Victoria.

Chetwynd

Image depicts a view of Chetwynd, possibly from Highway 97.

Examining a Rock

Image depicts a group of individuals who appear to be examining a rock. It is possibly part of an educational trip.

People and a Bridge

Image depicts several unidentified individuals and a bridge behind them; it is possibly crossing the Peace River.

Sunset

Image depicts a view of a sunset at an uncertain location, possibly in the Peace River Region.

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