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2001.1.1.2 · Item · 31 Jan. 1869
Part of NBCA Document and Ephemera Collection

Item consists of a letter written by John McCormick to a person named James; it is not made clear if James is a friend or relative. In both his letter to James, John McCormick makes several references to Victoria. His familiarity with Victoria suggests that he may have travelled from Victoria to Barkerville to mine for gold. In his letters to James, John McCormick describes having no money and living under poor conditions. He mentions the great fire that swept through Barkerville and that he lost nothing due to its distance from his house. McCormick also mentions that the Indians are dying quickly of Small Pox in Victoria.

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
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.

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.

A cannery
2004.2.1.71 · Item · 1898-1920
Part of Reverend R.W. Large fonds

Photograph depicts a cannery on pilings with a body of water in the foreground and houses and trees in the background.

2004.2.1 · Series · [ca. 1898]-1960, prominent 1900-1920
Part of Reverend R.W. Large fonds

The images consists primarily of 130+ photographs taken by or belonging to Reverend R.W. Large, MD which depict communities on the Northwest Coast between approximately 1898 and 1920 including Bella Bella, Rivers Inlet, and Port Simpson, including native villages in which Reverend Large worked. Images show scenes of native fishing, canneries, mission hospitals, churches, girls schools, portraits of native families, and Northwest Coast totems. Other images include 25+ photographs and postcards from the Large family depicting ships and boats on the North Coast.

Cannery buildings
2004.2.1.72 · Item · 1898-1920
Part of Reverend R.W. Large fonds

Photograph depicts cannery buildings on pilings with a body of water in the foreground and tree covered mountains in the background.

Tow of cannery fishing boats
2004.2.1.104 · Item · 1898-1920
Part of Reverend R.W. Large fonds

Photograph depicts a tug boat hauling a line of small fishing boats across the water with a mountain in the background. Annotation on verso of photograph states: "Tow of Cannery Fishing boats"

Namu Cannery
2004.2.1.69 · Item · [between 1898 and 1910]
Part of Reverend R.W. Large fonds

Photograph depicts a cannery on pilings with a body of water in the foreground with a forested area in the background.

Namu Cannery
2004.2.1.83 · Item · 1898-1920
Part of Reverend R.W. Large fonds

Photograph depicts a cannery on wood pilings with several other buildings along a forested shoreline with a body of water and boat in the foreground.

A cannery in Ocean Falls
2004.2.1.36 · Item · [between 1898 and 1920]
Part of Reverend R.W. Large fonds

Photograph depicts a man standing on the deck of a sailboat with a view of a cannery along the shoreline of Ocean Falls with mountains in the background.

2002.1.9 · Series · 1900-1986
Part of Prince George Railway & Forestry Museum Collection

Consists of photographs depicting the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, the Pacific Great Eastern Railway, the British Columbia Railway, the Canadian Pacific Railway, and the Canadian National Railway. Also includes photographs of various forestry-related scenes.

2006.20.10 · File · [ca. 1900 - 1940]
Part of Northern BC Archives Historical Photograph Collection

Photographs within this file document resource industries within Northern BC such as mining, fishing, forestry etc. They also represent resource industry cooperatives, processing, packing and shipping industries, construction and ship building, as well as salvage companies and operations.

Rip Kitchen collection
2002.18 · Collection · [19-]

Collection consists of 2 taxidermied polar bear pelts (1 adult & 1 cub) intended for educational display.

Kitchen, Rip
Camp on Ton A Qua summit
2014.10.1.070 · Item · 1909
Part of Arthur Holland Land Surveying Collection

Photograph depicts a cluster of tents on the edge of a meadow. Four or more people stand or sit amongst the tents. Smoke rises from a wood fire and drifts amongst the stub alpine trees in the background.

2006.20.10.14 · Item · 28 July 1901
Part of Northern BC Archives Historical Photograph Collection

Group of five miners stand in mining area on left. Woman, man, and young girl sit and stand on far right in more formal attire. Mining tools and equipment throughout.

Printed annotation on recto of photograph: "Société Minière de B.C., Atlin B.C. July 28th, 1901, A.C. Hirschfeld, No. 707".

2011.3.1.24 · Item · [ca. 1901-1940]
Part of North Coast & Central BC Postcard Collection

Photograph of a team of horses pulling a large load of logs. Several men are posed around the sleigh. Printed annotation on recto reads: "Eagle Lake Spruce Mills, Giscome, B.C." Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "4/ This is them after loading. You will observes that this four horse team has two loads, each sleigh has 14 ft banks[??] and is loaded with about 5 thousand feet of logs. In one camp they have a cattepillar[sic] tractor that takes as high as eight sleighs from the bush to the loading [??]. Will try and get you a picture for you. Elizabeth has has very poor health since last March. May have to change residences befor[sic] long very poor doctor here."

Seton Lake Fish Hatchery
2020.08.39 · Item · [between 1905 and 1909]
Part of Pacific Great Eastern Railway Region Photograph Collection

Photograph depicts the Seton Lake hatchery building constructed by the British Columbia provincial government in 1903.

Additional photographs and information about this construction is provided in the Fisheries Commissioner's Report for that year:
"In October, 1902, bids were invited for the construction of a hatchery building and Superintendent's cottage on Lake Creek, the outlet of Seton Lake, near the village of Lillooet. There were six bidders. A contract was let to W. Duguid, of Lillooet, the lowest bidder, in November. The buildings were completed and accepted in March, 1903. The hatchery building is a substantial wooden structure 210 feet long by 40 feet wide. The roof is supported by the walls, thus giving a clear floor space for the 160 hatching troughs, which are each 16 feet long, 16 inches wide and 7 inches deep. Two troughs are placed end to end and extend the width of the building, and receive the water from the head flumes which run lengthwise of the building. The equipment permits of the handling of forty million eggs. The water supply is taken from Lake Creek at a point some 1,400 feet from the hatchery, and about the same distance from Seton Lake, by means of a wooden flume three feet wide and two feet deep. A comfortable cottage for the Superintendent and a boarding-house for the other employees were constructed and furnished. The station in all its equipment is modern, and is not excelled by any other on the coast..."

Hatchery operations were terminated in Seton Creek in 1915 because the salmon runs had been almost destroyed.

2014.10 · Collection · 1907-1920

Collection consists of a photograph album from A. H. Holland, a British Columbia Land Surveyor, that was created while working in the Central Interior, the Cariboo, the Chilcotin and southeast British Columbia. This album visually documents steamboat, stagecoach and horse travel in British Columbia and also captures the prepatory work and dawn of the age of rail travel.

Holland, Arthur H.