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British Columbia's Indigenous distribution of ethnic groups

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Date Range
1910
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Parallel Title
Native Indian distribution of ethnic groups- 1850
Fonds No.
C1
Item No.
1983.24.2
Accession No.
1983.24
Physical Description
1 map
Date Range
1910
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
n.d.
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
textual record
Scope and Content
Item is a promotional bookmark for Interior Stationery.
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
textual record
Fonds No.
C1
File No.
273
Accession No.
2018.2
Physical Description
1 cm of textual record
Date Range
n.d.
Scope and Content
Item is a promotional bookmark for Interior Stationery.
Subject Access
Interior Stationery
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
n.d.
Collection
Chamber of Commerce fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
textual record
Scope and Content
Item is a publication highlighting the return of community members.
Collection
Chamber of Commerce fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
textual record
Creator
Smithers District Chamber of Commerce
Name Access
Smithers District Chamber of Commerce
Fonds No.
GF10
File No.
2
Accession No.
2018.2
Physical Description
1 cm of textual record
Date Range
n.d.
Scope and Content
Item is a publication highlighting the return of community members.
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Bulkley Valley District Hospital raffle ticket

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Date Range
1928
Collection
Bulkley Valley District Hospital fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Collection
Bulkley Valley District Hospital fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Fonds No.
GF5
File No.
42
Accession No.
2000.3
Physical Description
1 cm of textual record
Date Range
1928
Subject Access
Bulkley Valley District Hospital
Henry Motors, Smithers
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
One dollar ticket for a fundraiser put on by the Bulkley Valley District Hospital to raise money to form the nucleus for the new hospital building. Prize was a new Ford Sedan supplied by Henry Motors in Smithers. Drawing to take place on March 30, 1928 at a Grand Ball being held in the Smithers Town Hall.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
2017
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Fonds No.
C1
File No.
274
Accession No.
2018.2
Physical Description
1 cm of textual record
Date Range
2017
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
2015
Collection
Tourism Smithers fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Collection
Tourism Smithers fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Fonds No.
GF11
File No.
1
Accession No.
2018.2
Physical Description
1 cm of textual record
Date Range
2015
Geographic Access
Hudson Bay Mountain
Seymour Lake, B.C.
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
1960
Collection
William John O'Neill fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Collection
William John O'Neill fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Creator
William "Wiggs" O'Neill
Fonds No.
PF3
File No.
7
Accession No.
2001.11
Physical Description
1 cm of textual record
Date Range
1960
Edition
1st
Publication
Smithers Garage Limited
Geographic Access
Skeena River
Notes
This book is a first edition and is different from all other versions as it contains a Smithers Garage advertisement inside.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
n.d.
Collection
Della Herman fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Collection
Della Herman fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Creator
Della Herman
Name Access
Herman, Della
Fonds No.
PF29
File No.
6
Accession No.
2012.56
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
Date Range
n.d.
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
n.d.
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
All envelopes are addressed to Jack McNeil. Two of the envelopes were from McRae Bros Ltd. Victor victorial and records in Prince Rupert, B.C. and the third envelope is from King Edward Pharmacy.
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Fonds No.
C1
File No.
276
Item No.
2018.2
Accession No.
2018.2
Physical Description
3 envelopes
Date Range
n.d.
Scope and Content
All envelopes are addressed to Jack McNeil.
Two of the envelopes were from McRae Bros Ltd. Victor victorial and records in Prince Rupert, B.C. and the third envelope is from King Edward Pharmacy.
Geographic Access
Prince Rupert, B.C.
Telkwa, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Bob Gill, uniform code of operating rules

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Date Range
August 1951
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Fonds No.
C1
File No.
277
Item No.
1992.14.27
Accession No.
1992.14
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Date Range
August 1951
Subject Access
Canadian National Railways
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
1976
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Creator
Jack Mould
Name Access
Mould, Jack
Fonds No.
C1
File No.
278
Item No.
2003.19.1
Accession No.
2003.19
Physical Description
2.5 cm of textual records: 148 p.
Date Range
1976
Publication
Hancock House Publishers Ltd.
Geographic Access
Burns Lake, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
1965
Collection
Ernest Hann fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Guy Lawrence's reponse to Ernest Hann's Letter A letter addressing the book as a gift to Ernest Hann from H.H Griffin A letter to Guy Lawrence written by Ernest Hann praising the book A small painted piece by Guy Lawrence of a mounted police on a black horse. Book has seperate items taped to the f…
Collection
Ernest Hann fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Creator
Guy Lawrence
Name Access
Lawrence, Guy
Fonds No.
PF8
File No.
23
Item No.
1990.239
Accession No.
1990.239
Physical Description
2.5 cm of textual records: (122 p.)
Date Range
1965
Publication
Mitchell Press Limited
Scope and Content
Guy Lawrence's reponse to Ernest Hann's Letter
A letter addressing the book as a gift to Ernest Hann from H.H Griffin
A letter to Guy Lawrence written by Ernest Hann praising the book
A small painted piece by Guy Lawrence of a mounted police on a black horse.
Book has seperate items taped to the first and last pages:
Staff location list that corresponds with Guy Lawrence's letter to Ernest Hann
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
1973
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Creator
Pat Turkki
Name Access
Turkki, Pat
Fonds No.
C1
File No.
279
Item No.
2000.64
Accession No.
2000.64
Physical Description
1 book
Date Range
1973
Publication
Burns Lake Historical Society
Geographic Access
Burns Lake, B.C.
Notes
This copy of the book was signed by the author Pat Turkki.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Vancouver Sun Sunday Province, Sunday, January 27, 1929

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Date Range
January 27, 1929
Collection
Francis Bell Chettleburgh fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Item is page 15 from The Sunday Province Vancouver Newspaper.
Collection
Francis Bell Chettleburgh fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Fonds No.
PF10
File No.
OS 34
Item No.
1990.70.19
Accession No.
1990.70
Date Range
January 27, 1929
Scope and Content
Item is page 15 from The Sunday Province Vancouver Newspaper.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
[1885-1965]
Collection
James Ernest Kirby fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
This fonds consists of journals, autobiographic writings, a Boy Scouts guidebook, notes, a certificate and an accounts ledger. The fonds is arranged into three series: Mining Recorder, Personal writings and Photographs.
Collection
James Ernest Kirby fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Creator
James Ernest Kirby
Name Access
James Ernest Kirby
Fonds No.
PF1
Accession No.
1971.2
1983.52
2007.6
2012.101
Physical Description
11 cm of textual record
Date Range
[1885-1965]
History / Biographical
As Mining Recorder, Kirby held considerable authority within the local community. He was responsible for registering claims, issuing free miner’s certificates, and enforcing government legislation pertaining to mining. Records maintained by his office were used to assess the productivity of the district, which could influence government decisions on expenditures like road and trail development, and investment in smelting technology. Kirby served as Mining Recorder until 1931.
Born in Rochester, Kent, England in 1865, James Kirby enlisted with the British Army at the age of 14 as a French horn player. He served with the army in Gibraltar, and in India during the Afghan war. He emigrated to Canada in 1892, moving to Metlakatla, B.C. to live with an aunt and uncle. He served as a Constable under the Indian Agent in Metlakatla, later taking up a similar position in Port Essington. By 1900 he was transferred to Hazelton, and in 1908 was appointed Mining Registrar and Supreme and County Court and Clerk of the Peace, in addition to his police duties. Kirby’s son, Ernest, was born in Hazelton in 1907, and in 1918 the family relocated to Smithers. James Kirby served on the early Smithers Citizens Association, as well as the board of the Bulkley Valley District Hospital.
Ernest died at age 17 (Block 2; Lot 1) from accidental drowning in Tatalaska Lake, just west of Francois Lake. He was remembered in an obituary in the Omineca Herald newspaper as an “extremely popular and promising youth.” In honour of his memory, James Kirby handed out peppermints, a favourite of Ernest’s, earning himself the title “The Peppermint King.”
James Kirby remarried in December 24, 1925, to Caroline Jane Humphrey. He died in 1965 at 100 years of age.
James’ first wife, Annie Goodman Kirby, was born in 1878 in Nova Scotia to Icelandic parents. She had lived in British Columbia since 1890 and worked in tailoring until 1902, after which she became a housewife. This shift in occupation may mark the year her and James married. Annie died on November 21, 1921, and is buried in Smithers, B.C. at Block 2; Lot 1. She died just three years before her son Ernest’s death in 1924.
Scope and Content
This fonds consists of journals, autobiographic writings, a Boy Scouts guidebook, notes, a certificate and an accounts ledger. The fonds is arranged into three series: Mining Recorder, Personal writings and Photographs.
Arrangement
Additional file in fonds that is called "Odds and Ends" and the whole folder is numbered 1971.2.3 - consists of a correspondence record, addresses and the 'railway robbery in London' notes. Recommend describing and accessioning this file.
Boy Scout book from 1983.52 was originally processed by B. Wilson in 1992.
Re-arranged by Wendi Croft, October 20, 2003 in order to more appropriately follow the purpose of RAD in a practical sense and following discussions with the AABC educator. This involved the re-naming of the series; re-location of items within the series; the removal of the Bulkley Valley Fall Fair (Telkwa Barbecue) 1919 program to an individual accession (later to be included in the Telkwa Barbecue Fonds) and the removal of the books (on Boy Scouts and Veterinary medicine) to the Artifact database due to their non-archival nature.
Re-arranged once again by Manda Haligowski, September 2016, to better reflect archival principles and practices.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
[1885-1965]
Collection
James Ernest Kirby fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Series contains records written by James Kirby. These include autobiographical accounts, a Rotary Club certificate, a Chamber of Mines speech, an account book and two journals.
Collection
James Ernest Kirby fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Other Title Info
Title based on series contents.
Creator
James Ernest Kirby
Fonds No.
PF1
Series No.
S2
Accession No.
1971.2
2012.101
Physical Description
8 cm of textual record
Date Range
[1885-1965]
Scope and Content
Series contains records written by James Kirby. These include autobiographical accounts, a Rotary Club certificate, a Chamber of Mines speech, an account book and two journals.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
[1901-1977]
Collection
Ernest Hann fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
architectural drawing
textual record
Scope and Content
1.Ernest Hann Carpenter and Builder 2.Personal papers 3.Photographs Fonds reflects the activities of Ernest Hann in his lifetime and is arranged into 3 series: Records include a mining map and pamphlet, booklets regarding Smithers Grand Trunk Pacific Headquarters and Sisters of St. Ann (Sacred Hear…
Collection
Ernest Hann fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
architectural drawing
textual record
Fonds No.
PF8
Accession No.
1978.4
1979.4
1981.15
1981.18
1981.21
1981.47
1982.21
1982.22
1983.32
1987.5
1990.239
1992.9
2016.6
2017.54
2017.55
2018.2
Physical Description
1 map
11.5 cm of textual records
3 b/w photographs
3 blueprints
Date Range
[1901-1977]
History / Biographical
Ernest Hann was born in 1889 in Warblington, South Hampton, England, to Sarah and George Hann. Hann had a sister and brother, primarily raised by housekeepers as their mother passed away at age 36. The Hanns, alongside some extended family, immigrated to Canada in 1903, settling in Moosevim, Saskatchewan.
In 1909, the Hanns moved to Vernon, BC, where Ernest worked various jobs. His father, George, decided to move to Coquitlam, BC, to start an apple orchard. Ernest moved back to Vernon in 1911 and trained as a carpenter. Ernest, convinced by the La Croix family, moved to the Bulkley Valley on a Canadian Pacific Steamship to Prince Rupert. By 1913, Hann finally made it to Smithers.
On February 2, 1914, Hann married Addie Bannister in St. James Anglican Church and eventually had seven children: Wana (Abel), Winnie (Robertson), Pearl (Wall), Pat (McCammon), Roberta (Robinson), Bill, and Lloyd. Hann founded his company, Ernest Hann Carpenter and Builder, and was contracted by the town for various buildings, including the Civic Centre arena and the Muheim Elementary School in the 1950s. While a carpenter by trade, Hann also worked as a butcher, undertaker, rink caretaker, CN Railway carman, bridge builder, and manned the first light plant for W J O’Neill. He was also involved with several clubs and boards, including the School Board, Hospital Board, Curling Club, Rod and Gun Club, Fall Fair Board and Mason’s Lodge.
Scope and Content
1.Ernest Hann Carpenter and Builder
2.Personal papers
3.Photographs
Fonds reflects the activities of Ernest Hann in his lifetime and is arranged into 3 series:
Records include a mining map and pamphlet, booklets regarding Smithers Grand Trunk Pacific Headquarters and Sisters of St. Ann (Sacred Heart Hospital), ledgers, receipts, correspondence, certificates, articles written for the Interior News, blue prints, photographs, and a annotated copy of 40 Years on the Yukon Telegraph by Guy Lawrence.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association fonds

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Date Range
[1919-1994]
Collection
Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
The fonds is arranged into two series, Administrative and Fall Fair and contains prize lists, prize tickets, meeting minutes, correspondence, financial statements, entry forms, certificate of incorporation and a brief history on the founding of the fair.
Collection
Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Other Title Info
Title based on contents of fonds.
Creator
Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association
Fonds No.
AF1
Accession No.
1971.17
1978.5
1983.65
1983.9
1988.1
1994.13
1994.7
2007.3
Physical Description
13.5 cm of textual record
Date Range
[1919-1994]
History / Biographical
Talk of forming a Bulkley Valley Agricultural Association to oversee the planning of an exhibition began in 1910 (Interior News, May 1910). Various names were used before incorporation, such as: Bulkley Valley Agricultural Association (Interior News, July 27, 1912), Bulkley Valley Agricultural Association and Farmer’s Institute (Omineca Herald, June 7, 1913) and Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Exhibition Association (Interior News, June 21, 1919). On July 14, 1919, the Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association was incorporated under the Agricultural Act. The mandate of the Association was to "advance the interests of agriculture and to hold an annual exhibition of agricultural products at Smithers, and to do all such other things the directors may decide for the advancement of the association, the farmers and farming." The first directors of the Association included A. Kilpatrick (President, Smithers), J. G. Wood (Vice-President, Telkwa), and L.B. Warner (Secretary Treasurer, Smithers), George Oulton (Smithers), A. J. Prudhomme (Telkwa), E. C. Barger (Telkwa) and William S. Henry (Smithers) (Interior News, June 21, 1919). Smithers held its first Fall Fair in Albert Park, September 30th, 1919. After several years the Fair became a three-day event, presenting a wide variety of exhibits including agricultural displays, livestock and logging shows, handicraft and homemaking exhibits, stage shows, and a midway.
Scope and Content
The fonds is arranged into two series, Administrative and Fall Fair and contains prize lists, prize tickets, meeting minutes, correspondence, financial statements, entry forms, certificate of incorporation and a brief history on the founding of the fair.
Arrangement
Records were rearranged in September 2016 by Manda Haligowski to better reflect archival standards and to improve accessibility.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
1932; [1944-1954]
Collection
Smithers' Bakery fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Fonds contains a ledger and a letter to Quon Fee Quan, possibly Tong’s grandmother.
Collection
Smithers' Bakery fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Creator
Mah Wing Shek
Mah Yoke Tong
Fonds No.
BF1
Accession No.
1971.67
2012.63
Physical Description
2.5 cm of textual records
Date Range
1932; [1944-1954]
History / Biographical
The Smithers’ Bakery originated as City Bakery & Confectionary, opened by Stanley C. Jones in 1913 and located on 1st Avenue and Main Street. In 1918, Lee Jackman, manager of the Hotel Bulkley dining room, leased the building to open a coffee shop and bakery. This business was later purchased by Mah Yoke Tong. Tong was born December 14, 1870, in Bai Sha Tong village in Taishan County, Guangdong, China. He arrived in Smithers in 1915 after living in Aldermere and Telkwa. In 1922, Tong sponsored his nephew Mah Wing Shek, who was known as Little Wing. Shek eventually took over his uncle’s business and the bakery became colloquially known as Wing’s Chinese Bakery. Tong passed away on February 11th, 1955. Shek passed away in the late 1980’s and the building was purchased by Spicer and Romieu Accounting & Insurance.
Scope and Content
Fonds contains a ledger and a letter to Quon Fee Quan, possibly Tong’s grandmother.
Arrangement
Records were intellectually rearranged in September 2016 by Manda Haligowski to better reflect archival standards and to improve accessibility.
Notes
Records are written in Chinese and English. The letter has an English translation available in the file.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Canadian Red Cross Society Bulkley Valley District Branch, certificate

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Date Range
1915
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
The accession consists of a certificate, dated November 24, 1915, which warrants the use of the name of the Canadian Red Cross Society for the Bulkley Valley District Branch.
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Fonds No.
C1
File No.
OS 5
Item No.
1971.43.1
Accession No.
1971.43
Date Range
1915
History / Biographical
The Bulkley Valley District Branch is apparently the second oldest branch of the Canadain Red Cross Society in B.C. It was formed on November 24, 1915.
Scope and Content
The accession consists of a certificate, dated November 24, 1915, which warrants the use of the name of the Canadian Red Cross Society for the Bulkley Valley District Branch.
Notes
Title based on provenance.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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