Fonds 2004.2 - Reverend R.W. Large fonds

Two men fishing in a boat in front of Namu Cannery Canada, B.C., Bella Bella - Indian Missions Indian stone relic unearthed at Kispaiyeks Indian Village, B.C., Upper Skeena River Looking towards the "head" from Rivers Inlet Hospital Painting hung on a fence Namu group around flag pole Epworth League Officers, Port Simpson First Nations stone relic First Nations man standing to the side of a gravestone Totems of old Kasaan, Alaska Three men standing in front of a totem pole Three totem carvings in front of various buildings Totem Pole Indian Totem Pole, Rivers Inlet, B.C Indian Totem Pole, Massett, B.C Bella Bella Island Cemetery Body of water with mountains in the background Two women standing on a forested shoreline Field overlooking a forested shoreline Two men walking on a bridge in a forest A bridge and a wooden pathway in the forest Two men sitting on a wooden walkway in a forest Two men on a bridge in a forest Wooden planked building on pilings during construction Two men on a wooden bridge in a wooded area Rushing water in front of a forest Several log booms on the water Cunningham Float, Winter, Port Essington, 1915-16 Group of First Nations boys and a minister on a boat? Group of First Nations girls with two women on a boat? Waterfall in a forested area The water fall and flume for Brown's Sawmill. Hocsall? River, B.C Waterfall behind log booms Grassy area with fruit-bearing trees Chief Dudeward, Port Simpson B.C A cannery in Ocean Falls Four women cleaning a rug on a wooden walkway Cannery on pilings An elderly First Nations woman and a First Nations man Three First Nations women Canada, B.C., Indian Mission First Nations woman Two First Nations boys Elderly Bella Bella First Nations man First Nations family Young First Nations man with his little sister Two First Nations boys and a First Nations girl First Nations boy Elderly First Nations woman walking on wooden walkway Large group of people walking along a wooden pier
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Reverend R.W. Large fonds

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  • [ca. 1898]-1960, prominent 1900-1920 (Creation)
    Large, R.W., Rev.

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Reverend R.W. Large (M.D.) was a Methodist minister and doctor on the Northwest Coast of British Columbia from 1898 to 1920. He worked at the Methodist hospital and mission in Bella Bella until 1906. He then went on to work at Rivers Inlet Hospital in Ocean Falls until he moved to Port Simpson in 1910, where he worked until his death. Reverend Large was the only known observer to document the community of Bella Bella from 1898 to 1906. Reverend Large's son R.G. Large followed in his father's footsteps and was a doctor at Port Simpson, Port Essington and later Prince Rupert.

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Consists of 165 black and white photographs depicting Northwest Coast communities including Bella Bella, Rivers Inlet, Port Simpson, and Prince Rupert between approximately 1900 and 1920. Also includes postcard images of ships and boats on the North Coast belonging to the Large family, from Reverend Large's son Dr. R.G. Large. Also includes 39 colour slides ca. 1960 of ship scenes and weather balloon launches from the Dr. R.G. Large family.

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Restricted access on photographs - please see Archivist for details.

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Personal or academic use of materials is welcomed under the standard fair dealing and educational use clauses of Canadian Copyright Law. Commercial use is, however, forbidden without the express permission of the copyright holder. For information on obtaining written permission from the copyright holder, please contact the Northern B.C. Archives and Special Collections.

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