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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
Date Range
[1910-1922]
Collection
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of a administrative records, including time books, distribution of labour procedure, table of spirals used on Mountain Division and an engineer trip ticket booklet related to the GTP Railway station in Smithers, B.C. Records also include a tourist booklet, blueprints of the interior …
Collection
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Fonds No.
BF2
Accession No.
1971.35
1978.7
1981.41
1985.1
2009.67
2011.19
2017.22
2017.6
2017.87
2017.92
2018.2
Physical Description
19 cm of textual record
Date Range
[1910-1922]
History / Biographical
Construction of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway commenced in 1905, under the direction of Charles Melville Hay. The present site of Prince Rupert was selected as the Pacific terminal and the community to be known as Smithers was made a station on the line. The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway was taken over by the federal government in 1919 and eventually became a part of the Canadian National Railways system.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of a administrative records, including time books, distribution of labour procedure, table of spirals used on Mountain Division and an engineer trip ticket booklet related to the GTP Railway station in Smithers, B.C. Records also include a tourist booklet, blueprints of the interior of the Smithers Station, as well as the exterior, and plans for a GTP water tank.
Arrangement
Records were rearranged intellectually in September 2016 by Manda Haligowski to better reflect archival standards and to improve accessibility. Series #3 added by SK and WC October 2003. Series #4 added by SK, JY and WC November 1, 2003.
Notes
November 2016: Prince Rupert Terminus of the GTP book cover (1988.19) has been transferred to the Prince Rupert Archives.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
1927-1934
Collection
Ernest Hann fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
architectural drawing
textual record
Scope and Content
Series contains records created by Ernest Hann’s business as a carpenter and builder. Records include ledgers, receipts, blue prints and correspondence.
Collection
Ernest Hann fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
architectural drawing
textual record
Fonds No.
PF8
Series No.
S1
Accession No.
1981.15
1981.18
1983.32
Physical Description
5 cm of textual records
Date Range
1927-1934
Scope and Content
Series contains records created by Ernest Hann’s business as a carpenter and builder. Records include ledgers, receipts, blue prints and correspondence.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
1901-1902; 1914; 1918; 1923; 1932; 1955-1977
Collection
Ernest Hann fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Series includes personal papers created and collected by Ernest Hann. Records include a Bulkley Valley mining map and pamphlet, booklets, correspondence, driver’s licence, certificates and articles written for the Interior News. Booklets owned by Hann reflect his involvement in various ventures in …
Collection
Ernest Hann fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Fonds No.
PF8
Series No.
S2
Accession No.
1978.4
1979.4
1981.47
1982.21
1982.22
1987.5
1990.239
1992.9
2003.35
2012.82
2016.6
2017.54
2017.55
2018.2
Physical Description
4 cm of textual records
Date Range
1901-1902; 1914; 1918; 1923; 1932; 1955-1977
Scope and Content
Series includes personal papers created and collected by Ernest Hann. Records include a Bulkley Valley mining map and pamphlet, booklets, correspondence, driver’s licence, certificates and articles written for the Interior News. Booklets owned by Hann reflect his involvement in various ventures in Smithers, including the Grand Trunk Pacific Freight and Passenger Division Headquarters and the Sacred Heart Hospital. Certificates include his marriage certificate to Addie Pearl Bannister and his graduation certificate from the Diocese of Rochester.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
[18-?]; 1912-1913; 1960
Collection
William John O'Neill fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Fonds includes photocopies of manuscripts written by O’Neill, "Steamboat Days on the Skeena River", correspondence with The Province, finances during his partnership with Larocque, a war savings investments form, and a book awarded to him.
Collection
William John O'Neill fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Fonds No.
PF3
Accession No.
1971.5
1995.2
2001.11
Physical Description
6.5 cm of textual records
Date Range
[18-?]; 1912-1913; 1960
History / Biographical
William John “Wiggs” O’Neill was born in Barkerville, B.C., on September 16, 1882, to Charles Patrick O’Neill and Mary Thressa Gertrude O’Neill (nee Veasy). He had two sisters, Martha Washington and Catherine Lily Beatrice. His father passed away when he was five-years old and his mom sent him and his eldest sister, Martha, to live with his grandparents on their farm on the Bonaparte River, sixteen miles below Clinton, B.C. His mother eventually remarried to James Marsden Lindsay-Alexander, a widower with six children of his own, who worked for the Hudson Bay Company. The family then moved to Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii) to attempt beef farming and by 1892, had settled in Port Simpson. During this time two additional children were born; however, Lindsay-Alexander passed away in 1901 at the age of sixty. O’Neill held a number of jobs during his lifetime. He worked on stern-wheel steamers, a truck freighter, and a government ferry. In 1911, O’Neill bought a tunnel boat with gasoline power named the Kitexchen (people of the Skeena). With his partner, Larocque, he made 4 trips a day from Hazelton to Sealy, transporting passengers and freight. In 1912, they moved to the Bulkley River, continuing to transport both passengers and freight. Reservations were made through Aldous & Murray. By August 1912, Larocque was replaced by Bigelow in advertisements for their service (although in financial statements Larocque is still listed). As the Grand Trunk Rail neared completion, O’Neill had to move his boat once more, contracting it out to a freighter to use on Decker and Burns Lakes. By 1916, the boat was sold to the Provincial Government and taken to Francois Lake to be used as the first ferry boat there. Around the same time, O’Neill partnered with Bill Henry, operating a Packard truck to carry freight and passengers from Hazelton to Aldermere. In 1913 he helped in clearing the Smithers’ town site and built and ran various businesses, including a garage, theatre and electric plant. In 1913, being the only master mechanic in Smithers, he built the town’s first electric power distribution system. On July 23, 1914, O’Neill married Edith Marion Steele, an employee at the Union Bank in Hazelton, at Point Grey, Vancouver, BC. The couple had three sons, Charles Patrick, Michael and Bill. O’Neill passed away in 1964 at the age of 82.
Scope and Content
Fonds includes photocopies of manuscripts written by O’Neill, "Steamboat Days on the Skeena River", correspondence with The Province, finances during his partnership with Larocque, a war savings investments form, and a book awarded to him.
Arrangement
Records were rearranged intellectually in October 2016 by Manda Haligowski to better reflect archival standards and to improve accessibility.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
n.d.
Collection
William John O'Neill fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Series consists of photocopies of manuscripts written by O’Neill, including: “A Lifetime in British Columbia,” "Steamboat Days on the Skeena River," and an excerpt.
Collection
William John O'Neill fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Creator
William John O'Neill
Name Access
William "Wiggs" O'Neill
Fonds No.
PF3
Series No.
S1
Accession No.
1995.2
Physical Description
4 cm of textual records
Date Range
n.d.
Scope and Content
Series consists of photocopies of manuscripts written by O’Neill, including: “A Lifetime in British Columbia,” "Steamboat Days on the Skeena River," and an excerpt.
Notes
Records are copies of the originals.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
1971
Collection
Albert George Shepherd fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
The fonds contains Shepherd’s personal memoirs entitled “Rural Memories” and “History of Schools in District #54 (Smithers)".
Collection
Albert George Shepherd fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Creator
Albert George Shepherd
Fonds No.
PF13
Accession No.
1979.143
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Date Range
1971
History / Biographical
Albert George Shepherd was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on September 14, 1914. When he was four years-old, he moved to Hubert, B.C. with his family and was on one of the last wagons to cross the bridge at Hubert before it was washed out. His family moved to the Bulkley Valley to make their fortune in farming. Shepherd was educated at the only school in Round Lake, and later worked on Joe Bourgon’s farm in the early 1930s before purchasing his own farm in the Round Lake area. In 1938, he married Grace Phillips, a school teacher, and the couple had a son (James) and a daughter (Sally). Shepherd was the manager of the Bulkley Valley seed cleaning plant for two years; he later became the northern representative (McBride to Terrace) for the Canadian Farm and Loan Board. After selling his farm in 1948, he was employed by Bulkley Valley Collieries for a year, and also worked as a woods foreman for the TFM Mills in Telkwa, B.C. In 1951, he went into partnership with his father-in-law, Bob Phillips, for two years. He was elected as a school trustee in 1952 and, later, secretary-treasurer of the Smithers and District School Board. Although Shepherd retired in 1976, he was appointed provincial government representative to the board of directors of Northwest Community College in 1977; director of the Telkwa Barbeque; director of the Telkwa Skating Rink; and served as rector warden for St. Stephens Anglican Church. His leisure diversions included woodworking, gardening, and the collection of pioneer artifacts. He died in Telkwa, B.C., on February 16, 1981.
Scope and Content
The fonds contains Shepherd’s personal memoirs entitled “Rural Memories” and “History of Schools in District #54 (Smithers)".
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
1925; 1930-1935
Collection
Department of Public Works fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Series pertains to the Department of Public Works overseeing of telegraph services in the Bulkley Valley area, including the Yukon Telegraph Line. Records include inventories, requisitions and work reports.
Collection
Department of Public Works fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Fonds No.
GF1
Series No.
S2
Accession No.
1983.68
1990.169
Physical Description
3.5 cm of textual records
Date Range
1925; 1930-1935
Scope and Content
Series pertains to the Department of Public Works overseeing of telegraph services in the Bulkley Valley area, including the Yukon Telegraph Line. Records include inventories, requisitions and work reports.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
1933; 1939; 1955; 1981; 1984
Collection
William Billeter fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Series consists of personal correspondence written by and to William Billeter.
Collection
William Billeter fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Creator
William Billeter
Fonds No.
PF6
Series No.
S4
Accession No.
1984.6
1990.9
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Date Range
1933; 1939; 1955; 1981; 1984
Scope and Content
Series consists of personal correspondence written by and to William Billeter.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
[1938-1977]
Collection
William Billeter fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Series contains financial records collected by William Billeter. Records include invoices, receipts, and various accounts.
Collection
William Billeter fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Creator
William Billeter
Fonds No.
PF6
Series No.
S5
Accession No.
1984.6
1990.93
Physical Description
2.5 cm of textual records
Date Range
[1938-1977]
Scope and Content
Series contains financial records collected by William Billeter. Records include invoices, receipts, and various accounts.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
[1920-1971]
Collection
McInnes Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Fonds contains records both created and collected by members of the McInnes Family. Records include cookbooks, certificates, a farm ledger, and a nature journal.
Collection
McInnes Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Fonds No.
PF7
Accession No.
1987.24
1987.57
Physical Description
5 cm of textual records
Date Range
[1920-1971]
History / Biographical
Archibald McInnes was born on June 2, 1861, in Ontario, Canada, to Allan McInnes and Mary McCormick. He worked as a cattle rancher in the Northern Bulkley area. Jessie Chalmers Aitken was born in Scotland to Alexander Aitken and Janet Chalmers on May 29, 1886. Archibald and Jessie married on October 25, 1905, in Victoria, BC. They had a daughter, Vera, in 1908.
Archibald passed away on April 20, 1951 in Terrace, BC. Jessie passed away in Terrace, BC, on August 11, 1972. Their daughter, Vera Frank, passed away in 1999 in Terrace, BC.
Scope and Content
Fonds contains records both created and collected by members of the McInnes Family. Records include cookbooks, certificates, a farm ledger, and a nature journal.
Arrangement
Records were rearranged intellectually in October 2016 by the Archivist to better reflect archival standards and to improve accessibility.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
[1907-1941]
Collection
Chapman Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
textual record
Scope and Content
Fonds includes a license, a poem, diaries, and photographs. The fonds is arranged into one series titled Diaries.
Collection
Chapman Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
textual record
Creator
Chapman Family
Fonds No.
PF4
Accession No.
1981.14
1981.29
1982.13
1987.13
Physical Description
2.5 cm of textual records
22 photographs: b&w
Date Range
[1907-1941]
History / Biographical
Katie Chapman (nee Hamilton) married Charles (Charlie) A Chapman on May 6, 1918. Charlie Chapman was a pioneering member of the Valley and was primarily involved in prospecting, mining and agriculture. Notably, he worked for James Cronin as a foreman. Charlie Chapman died in 1931 and Katie Chapman’s death is unknown.
Scope and Content
Fonds includes a license, a poem, diaries, and photographs. The fonds is arranged into one series titled Diaries.
Arrangement
Records were rearranged intellectually in October 2016 by Manda Haligowski to better reflect archival standards and to improve accessibility.
Related Material
Cronin Family fonds (PF11) includes correspondence written by Charles Chapman while working as a foreman for the Babine Bonanza Mining & Milling Co.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
[1907-1910; 1928; 1931-1941]
Collection
Chapman Family fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Series contains three diaries: two kept by Charlie Chapman [1907-1910; 1928] and one by Katie Chapman [1931-1941].
Collection
Chapman Family fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Creator
Chapman Family
Fonds No.
PF4
Series No.
S1
Accession No.
1981.29
Physical Description
2.5 cm of textual records
Date Range
[1907-1910; 1928; 1931-1941]
Scope and Content
Series contains three diaries: two kept by Charlie Chapman [1907-1910; 1928] and one by Katie Chapman [1931-1941].
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
n.d.
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Item is a mining notebook containing handwritten articles copied from various sources, regarding prospecting, mining, geological surveying and minerals. There are newspaper clippings and notes attached to various pages. The front cover is inscribed: "W. J. [M.?], 1299 -7th Ave. West, Vancouver, B…
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Fonds No.
C1
File No.
File 11
Item No.
1974.106.7
Accession No.
1974.106
Physical Description
1 notebook; 21cm x 17 cm
Date Range
n.d.
Custodial History
Item was found inside a small metal trunk (1974.106.7b in the artefact collection) which was located on Joe Adam's farm.
Scope and Content
Item is a mining notebook containing handwritten articles copied from various sources, regarding prospecting, mining, geological surveying and minerals. There are newspaper clippings and notes attached to various pages. The front cover is inscribed: "W. J. [M.?], 1299 -7th Ave. West, Vancouver, B.C., Canada".
Notes
The item is tentatively identified as belonging to Joe Adams.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Western Coal and Coke Company, stock certificate

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Date Range
August 2, 1908
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Item is a stock certificate in the name of J. F. Adams for twenty shares in the Western Coal and Coke Company.
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Fonds No.
C1
File No.
File 37
Item No.
1981.48.1
Accession No.
1981.48
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Date Range
August 2, 1908
Scope and Content
Item is a stock certificate in the name of J. F. Adams for twenty shares in the Western Coal and Coke Company.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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