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Diaries and reminiscences--1871-1918



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Butterfield, James Thomas, 1836-.

"Journeys of James Butterfield, 1836-1898," being the reminiscences of his early life in Maine, travels to and life in California and Hawaii, and trip to New Westminster, to take a job building a railroad from the Stikine River to Teslin...

Butterfield, James Thomas, 1836-

Captain Lionel Douglas interview, 1960

CALL NUMBER: T0640:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1960-01-23 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Captain Lionel Douglas begins by discussing his first time at sea in Liverpool on the H.M.S. "Conway"; and his father, a doctor, who built a canoe which ...


Two letters to Richard Wolfenden and one to Madge (Wolfenden) Hamilton containing reminiscences of early British Columbia by Francis Brook Gregory and John Connell and reminiscences of the family of R.C. Moody by R.A.C. Lowndes (great grandson); o...

Wolfenden (family)


Diaries, May 27 to August 19, and August 20 to September 21, 1875, of an exploring trip made from Telegraph Creek to Hazelton and from Hazelton via the Nass to Fort Simpson.

Gardiner, James


Diaries of Mrs. Julia Bullock-Webster, kept during a two year visit with her sons, Edward Walter and William Howard Bullock-Webster, on their ranch near Keremeos, B.C. The author (an elderly English gentlewoman) was accompanied by her two daughte...


Diaries, May 1862 - July 1864, November 1866 - June 1869, July 1869 - December 1871, 1872 - 15 July 1873 (in diary for 1865) recording life at Ashcroft Manor, a sojourn at Wild Horse Creek in the summer of 1865, and in Ottawa as a senator in the s...

Cornwall, Clement Francis, 1836-1910

Diaries and other material

Diaries (1908-1962) of T.M. Edwards, 1908-1962, who lived in Calgary, Whitehorse and England before emigrating to Chilliwack in 1920. Also two notebooks, one re Fraser Valley Milk Producers' Association, of which he was a director; diaries (...

Edwards (family)


Diary of a trip from Vancouver to Europe from Nov 10, 1910 to Feb 20, 1911, including accounts of friends from British Columbia that Mary and Ninian Bain met while on tour. Diary of a trip from Vancouver to South America from Nov 27, 1911, to Mar...

Bain, Mary M

Frank Swannell papers

Frank Cyril Swannell (F.C.S.) was born in Hamilton, Ontario, on May 16th 1880. He obtained a certificate in assaying from the University of Toronto in 1899. He worked on surveys in the interior of B.C. He served in World War I and retired from ...

Swannell, Frank Cyril, 1880 - 1969

Green, Ashdown Henry, 1840-1927. Victoria; Surveyor.

Journals of Columbia River Exploring Party, 1865; diary kept as a transit man with party "S". CPR. survey, January 1872 to October 1873; diary of a survey of Saltspring Island, June to November 1874; notice of election as warden, Corpora...

Green, Ashdown, 1840-1927

Grey Family papers

Diary of R.G. Grey, 1879-1881, giving account of two voyages from London to Melbourne, typescript extracts from diary, 1906-1913, diary 1923-1932, papers on family history, re Josephine Butler (aunt), drafts of essays and letters to editors on wor...

Grey (family)

Hamilton, Henry. Manitoba and Ceylon; Settler.

"Canada raw": a memoir, being the adventures of one Henry Hamilton, Esq., in the Canadian North-west, 1891-1895, from an account dictated to Lionel Haweis when they met in Ceylon, Hewaheta, 1899; letters to L. Haweis from publishers and ...

Hamilton, Henry. Manitoba and Ceylon; Settler

Henry Fry surveying diaries and notes

Henry Fry was born in Devonshire, England in 1852 and came to Victoria in 1864 with his parents Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fry (Senior). The family went to Saanich and farmed for a few years, then returned to Victoria where Henry Fry went to work for McC...

Fry, Henry, 1852-1912

Henry, Arthur, 1876-1946. Sayward; Farmer

Diaries. From 1896-1900, Henry was in the Royal Marine Artillery on board H.M.S. Victorious on the China Station; he emigrated to B.C. in 1911, and from November 1913 to February 1914 worked as a carpenter at South Wellington mine; in May 1914 he...

Henry, Arthur, 1876-1946


Journal (April 17-July 9, 1879) kept by Alice Tomlinson, wife of Anglican missionary Reverend Robert Tomlinson. It provides a record of the trip by Rev. Tomlinson, his family and a small party made from Kincolith to the Kispiox valley (via the Na...

Tomlinson, Alice Mary


"The Klondyke Gold Rush". Journal of a trip to the Klondyke from Victoria in 1897 by John Charles McGregor in which he describes his experiences while travelling and mining for gold in the Yukon. On this journey, McGregor was accompanie...

Weir, Ronald J.

Kilvert country

SUMMARY: "CBC Monday Evening" was a multi-part series that included documentaries and interviews on the arts, along with drama and serious music. This episode features readings from the diaries of Reverend Francis Kilvert, an English cou...


"British Columbia: of their doings there by one of them." Manuscript account of a journey from London, England to Vancouver B.C. and back August 28 - October 6, 1897. Contains photographs, maps, menus, passenger lists and programmes. ...

Williams, Frederick D. London, England

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