RBCM Archives

File MS-3197 - John Waddell diary

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John Waddell diary

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MS-3197

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  • 1862; 2017 (Creation)

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1 diary; 1 typewritten transcript

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The diary documents the journey of miner John Waddell (1818-1870) to Vancouver Island in 1862 in search of gold during the Cariboo Gold Rush. Also included are notes on his journey to San Francisco in early 1862 aboard the California steamer Northern Light. The diary also describes his dealings with George A. Walkem, third Premier of British Columbia.

The transcript, completed by the donor in May 2017, includes and introduction and notes relevant to the diary's content.

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Diary and transcript donated by Bruce Conron, great-great grandson of John Waddell, in 2017.

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Accession number(s): 2017.111

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Researchers are directed to use the transcript for access.

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  • Box: 002340-0793