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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
[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
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
[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
1915; 1926
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
File contains a money order receipt, a Yakima Valley Nursery Company receipt and an individual liquor permit.
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual record
Fonds No.
C1
File No.
1
Accession No.
1981.24
Physical Description
2.5 cm of textual records
Date Range
1915; 1926
Scope and Content
File contains a money order receipt, a Yakima Valley Nursery Company receipt and an individual liquor permit.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
[1915-1985]
Collection
William Billeter fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
technical drawing
textual record
Scope and Content
1. Secretary, Smithers Farmer's Institute 2. Dairy Farmer 3. Postmaster 4. Correspondence 5. Finances Records include correspondence, invoices, cheques, various recorded accounts, newspaper clippings, dental x-rays and technical drawings. The fonds reflects the activities of William Billeter during…
Collection
William Billeter fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
technical drawing
textual record
Creator
William Billeter
Fonds No.
PF6
Accession No.
1984.6
1990.9
1990.93
2000.40
Physical Description
4 negatives
9 cm of textual records
Date Range
[1915-1985]
History / Biographical
Billeter built two homes while living in the Bulkley Valley: one on Second Avenue and a log cabin on the hillside overlooking the Valley and farm. In the community, Billeter played an important role in building Pioneer Place and Glenwood Community Hall and helping to found the Bulkley Valley Credit Union.
Billeter worked as a dairy farmer, in trying conditions, shipping milk to Prince Rupert by rail for over 20 years. Come 1951, Billeter ceased producing milk so as to pursue raising beef. During this time, Billeter acted as secretary for the Smithers Farmer’s Institute. In 1953, Billeter and his wife decided to sell the farm, which was sold to Joe Schwegler. The couple moved to Smithers where Billeter worked maintaining the federal post office and police station, until he turned 70 years-old.
On November 1974, Flo Billeter passed away at the age of 82. On December 5, 1984, William Billeter passed away at the age of 89.
William Billeter was born in Portland, Oregon, on March 16, 1895, leaving home in 1910 at the age of 15 years-old. During the depression, William worked on a fishing boat, travelling to the Bering Sea to harvest salmon stocks. Billeter met his wife Flo in Butte, Montana, where he worked in a copper mine. Shortly after, they decided to travel to Canada in search of cheap land. In Stettler, Alberta, they met Frank Gilbert and his family, who were considering settling in the Bulkley Valley. Thus, in the spring of 1920, the Billeters travelled to the Bulkley Valley, buying land in the Driftwood area.
Scope and Content
1. Secretary, Smithers Farmer's Institute
2. Dairy Farmer
3. Postmaster
4. Correspondence
5. Finances
Records include correspondence, invoices, cheques, various recorded accounts, newspaper clippings, dental x-rays and technical drawings.
The fonds reflects the activities of William Billeter during his lifetime and is arranged into five series:
Arrangement
Records were rearranged physically and intellectually by Manda Haligowski in October 2016 reflect to better reflect archival standards and to improve accessibility. Records are artificially arranged since original order no longer exists.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Interior News, sample circular letterheads

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Date Range
1922
Collection
Interior News fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
File consists of a letter from Interior News, promoting the benefits of the circular letter system and use of the Interior News' services, as well as sample letterheads. These samples include letterheads for a variety of business in Smithers and the surrounding Bulkley Valley.
Collection
Interior News fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual record
Name Access
Adams, J. Mason
Beirnes, George M.
Bulkley Valley Fall Fair
Burns Lake Auto Transfer
City Transfer Company
E. C. Mc Geachy General Merchant
Harrer, Archibald T.
Hazelton Hotel
Henry, William S.
Kennedy Billiard Parlor
Mulville, P. L.
Native Sons of Canada [Burns Lake]
R. Cunningham and Sons Ltd
Rattenbury Lands Ltd
Shaunavon Ranch
Smithers Electric Ltd
Telkwa Medical and Nursing Home Fund
Wheatley's Hat and Style Shop
Fonds No.
BF5
File No.
File 3
Accession No.
1981.53
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Date Range
1922
History / Biographical
The Interior News was the result of Joseph L. Coyle's determination to build a newspaper in Northwest British Columbia. In 1907 he started the Bulkley Pioneer in Aldermere/Telkwa; he then moved to Hazelton and published the Omineca Herald. In 1913, he settled in Smithers to coninue with the Interior News. In 1918, Joseph S. Coyle sold the paper to L. B. Warner; he remained the publisher for the next twenty-two years.
Custodial History
Records were donated to the Archives on August 19, 1981.
Scope and Content
File consists of a letter from Interior News, promoting the benefits of the circular letter system and use of the Interior News' services, as well as sample letterheads. These samples include letterheads for a variety of business in Smithers and the surrounding Bulkley Valley.
Notes
Records have been inappropriately labelled with the wrong accession number.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
1923-1924
Collection
The Bulkley Booster fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
The fonds contains all seven issues published by the Bulkley Booster.
Collection
The Bulkley Booster fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Creator
The Bulkley Booster
Fonds No.
BF3
Accession No.
1978.6
Physical Description
2.5 cm of textual records
Date Range
1923-1924
Publication
Topley, B.C.: The Bulkley Booster Publication Committee
History / Biographical
The Booster Bulkley was published monthly, covering interests in communities from Rose Lake to Barrett. The first issue was published on November 22, 1923. The original editorial committee represented the various communities in the Bulkley Valley and consisted of L. Clinton Johnson (Convener), Miss E.G. Stratton (Houston), Miss R.O. Stewart (North Bulkley), J. Ronald Todd (Topley), Frank Rendle (Forestdale) and Miss G. Keith (Rose Lake). Only seven issues were ever published.
Scope and Content
The fonds contains all seven issues published by the Bulkley Booster.
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
[1929]
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
This is a mining booklet and map published by the Smithers Districts Board of Trade. It describes in detail the claims, mines, and owners in the Bulkley Valley.
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Creator
Smithers District Board of Trade
Fonds No.
C1
File No.
File 7
Item No.
1983.29.1
Accession No.
1983.29
Physical Description
0.2 cm of textual records
Date Range
[1929]
Publication
Smithers, Canada: The Interior News
Scope and Content
This is a mining booklet and map published by the Smithers Districts Board of Trade. It describes in detail the claims, mines, and owners in the Bulkley Valley.
Arrangement
This was originally described as a personal fonds containing four series: 1. Instructional Materials. 2. Mining Booklet. 3. Greeting Cards. 4. Bible. (1978.123.7, 1978.123.14, 1981.16.1d, 1983.16.2-3, 1983.2.1-5, 1983.59.1-4). Series 1, 3 and 4 were removed as they were non-archival and will be entered into the Artifact database in October 27, 2003 WC. Item description was edited by Manda Haligowski in January 2017.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
[1913-1946]
Collection
Francis Bell Chettleburgh fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
cartographic material
textual record
Scope and Content
Records were create and collected in the course of Chettleburgh’s work as a mining engineer. Records include reports and maps of mining claims.
Collection
Francis Bell Chettleburgh fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
cartographic material
textual record
Fonds No.
PF10
Accession No.
1990.135
1990.70
1990.76
Physical Description
17 cartographic materials
4 cm of textual records
Date Range
[1913-1946]
History / Biographical
Desmond passed away at the age of 23 on January 23, 1938. Grace Helen passed away at the age of 72 on February 7, 1958. Chettleburgh remarried to Edith Catherine Weir, born in Carlo, Ireland on May 6, 1889. Chettleburgh passed away in April 4th, 1963 in Victoria, BC. Edith Catherine passed away May 12, 1975 in Vancouver, BC.
Francis Bell Chettleburgh was born in London, England on January 7, 1884. His mother was Rosa Chettleburgh. He moved to British Columbia in the early 1900s and worked as a mining engineer. Chettleburgh married Grace Helen Day, born December 6, 1885 in Norwich, England, on October 31st, 1913, at Christ Church in Vancouver, BC. Their first son, Desmond Francis Chettleburgh, was born on July 11, 1914, in Telkwa, BC. They had a second son, Terrence Robins Chettleburge born in 1915. Raymond John Chettleburgh was born June 28, 1917, but passed away shortly after on July 1, 1917. Circa 1920, Chettleburgh moved the family to Prince George to work as head of Rattenbury Lands Ltd.
Custodial History
Willard Tompson bought the papers of Francis Bell Chettleburgh at an estate sale. Since, these records are not related to Tompson or his work, they have been separated and arranged under their own fonds (see: PF9 for Willard Tompson fonds).
Scope and Content
Records were create and collected in the course of Chettleburgh’s work as a mining engineer. Records include reports and maps of mining claims.
Arrangement
No original order exists, and record are artificially arranged.
Related Material
A family photo of the Chettleburghs exists in the Dirk Septer collection (C3).
Willard D. Tompson fonds (PF9)
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
1912-1920
Collection
Smithers Citizens' Association fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Fonds provides evidence of the Associations efforts to expand and improve Smithers. It is organized into three series: Administrative, Financial and Public works and economic development.
Collection
Smithers Citizens' Association fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Creator
Smithers Citizens' Association
Fonds No.
AF2
Accession No.
1988.1
Physical Description
11 cm of textual records
Date Range
1912-1920
History / Biographical
Although there is no mention of the Smithers Citizens’ Association disbanding, it is assumed that once Smithers was incorporated as a village in 1921 the Association ceased to be.
The constitution stated the object of the Association was the “advancement of the town of Smithers and its development along progressive lines.” Membership was an annual fee of five dollars and was open to those who owned property or held a business license. The executive members consisted of a President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary and five additional members. The original executives included W.P. Lynch (President), H.G. Smith (Vice-President), T.T. Dunlop (Secretary), G.C. Killam (Treasurer), J.M. Adams, J.W. Turner, W.S. Henry, T.L. Carr and H.P. Jones. The Association seemed to be primarily funded through membership dues, donations and fundraising events.
The Smithers Citizens’ Association held an organizational meeting on October 29, 1913, where a committee was formed to write a constitution. The constitution was adopted on December 1, 1913, and the first annual meeting of the Association was held on December 8, 1913.
Custodial History
This fonds was previously held by the Municipality of the Village of Smithers and the Corporation of the Village of Smithers. Records were last held by Gordon Williams Sr. and kept in the Hoskins Ford vault. They were donated to the Archives in 1988 on the condition that they would continue to be kept in a vault.
Scope and Content
Fonds provides evidence of the Associations efforts to expand and improve Smithers. It is organized into three series: Administrative, Financial and Public works and economic development.
Arrangement
The arrangement is artificial as original order has been lost. In 1991 when the collection was initially processed the records were maintained in their original order. However, some point afterward (possibly 2003) the records were rearranged for unknown reasons. Records were rearranged physically and intellectually in October 2016 by Manda Haligowski to better reflect archival standards and to improve accessibility.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Public works and economic development

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Date Range
1912-1920
Collection
Smithers Citizens' Association fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
The series contains records pertaining to the development of Smithers, including general improvements, expansion, public works initiatives and land and employment inquiries. These records primarily consist of correspondence.
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Collection
Smithers Citizens' Association fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Creator
Smithers Citizens' Association
Fonds No.
AF2
Series No.
S3
Accession No.
1988.1
Physical Description
6 cm of textual records
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
Date Range
1912-1920
Scope and Content
The series contains records pertaining to the development of Smithers, including general improvements, expansion, public works initiatives and land and employment inquiries. These records primarily consist of correspondence.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Documents

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Date Range
1872-1967
Collection
Bulkley Valley Museum collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
This series consists of stories and memories of some of the earliest pioneer women between Ootsa Lake/Burns Lake area to Kitsum Kalum and Port Essington and all points in between, settled in this country between 1905 and the early 1920's. Collected in 1967 by members of the Bulkley Tweedsmuir Wome…
Collection
Bulkley Valley Museum collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Item No.
1999 16
Accession No.
1999 16 1
Physical Description
82 Letter sized pages (21.5x28cm) typed and mimeographed, bound in thick grey paper with acco clip
Date Range
1872-1967
Scope and Content
This series consists of stories and memories of some of the earliest pioneer women between Ootsa Lake/Burns Lake area to Kitsum Kalum and Port Essington and all points in between, settled in this country between 1905 and the early 1920's. Collected in 1967 by members of the Bulkley Tweedsmuir Womens Institute. also Mentioned are their neighbours at the time.
Notes
Donor: McCammon, Pat
Type of Record
Archival Description

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