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Kispiox Valley Farmers’ Institute fonds

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Date Range
1929; 1965-1997
Collection
Kispiox Valley Farmers’ Institute fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
The records created and collected by the Kispiox Valley Farmers’ Institute reflect the objectives outlined in the Societies Act. These records include correspondence, annual reports, financial statements, as well as records pertaining to a variety of issues relevant to the Institute, such as flood …
Collection
Kispiox Valley Farmers’ Institute fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Creator
Kispiox Valley Farmers’ Institute
Name Access
Kispiox Valley Farmers' Institute
Fonds No.
AF10
Accession No.
2000.75
Physical Description
7.6 cm of textual records
Date Range
1929; 1965-1997
History / Biographical
1. To improve conditions of rural life, so that settlement may be permanent and prospers;
2. To promote the theory and practice of agriculture by lectures, essays, the circulation of information and other educational methods, and to stimulate interest by exhibitions, prizes and other means;
3. To arrange on behalf of its members for the purchase, distribution, or sale of commodities, supplies, or products, and generally to act on their behalf in all matters incidental to agricultural pursuits;
4. To promote social intercourse, mutual helpfulness, and the diffusion of knowledge, and to make new settlers welcome.
The Kispiox Farmers’ Institute was incorporated in February of 1915. The first meeting was held on April 21, 1915, at the Salvation Army hall in Poplar Park. In 1917, Matt. Halliday was elected as president; Fred Janze as vice-president; P.H. Sheehan as secretary-treasurer; and John Love and J.E. Janze as auditors. In 1920, the institute temporarily closed down (as reported in the 1920 annual report of the British Columbia Department of Agriculture), most likely due to World War I. In September 23, 1929, a re-organization took place and the Kispiox Valley Farmers’ Institute was granted a new charter. As of 1929, under the Societies Act, the objectives of the Institute are:
Custodial History
These records were held by Helen Campbell, Secretary-Treasurer of the Kispiox Valley Farmers’ Institute, and were transferred to the Archives by Howard Ennis, a member of the Farmers’ Institute.
Scope and Content
The records created and collected by the Kispiox Valley Farmers’ Institute reflect the objectives outlined in the Societies Act. These records include correspondence, annual reports, financial statements, as well as records pertaining to a variety of issues relevant to the Institute, such as flood surveillance, the Kispiox Valley Road, weed control, planning and zoning, resource use, and Gitxsan and Witsuwit’en land claims.
Geographic Access
Kispiox, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers fonds

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Date Range
[1898; 1900; 1912; 1923; 1942]
Collection
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Fonds includes a cash book, exam booklet, and a number of books. Books include “Sheahan’s Telegraph Cipher Code,” “B. of L.E. Funeral Service,” “The Compound Locomotive” and “Ritual of the Grand International Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.”
Collection
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Fonds No.
AF7
Accession No.
1990.190
Physical Description
5 cm of textual records
Date Range
[1898; 1900; 1912; 1923; 1942]
History / Biographical
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers was founded in Michigan on May 8, 1863 as a trade organization for railroad workers. The first Canadian chapter was established soon after in Toronto in 1865. Although little documentation of the Brotherhood exists in the fonds, presumably the local branch was established in the Bulkley Valley at approximately the same time as the completion of Grand Trunk Pacific railway in 1914.
Scope and Content
Fonds includes a cash book, exam booklet, and a number of books. Books include “Sheahan’s Telegraph Cipher Code,” “B. of L.E. Funeral Service,” “The Compound Locomotive” and “Ritual of the Grand International Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.”
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
[1910-1997]
Collection
Dirk Septer collection
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
cartographic material
graphic material
textual record
Scope and Content
Fonds depicts Dirk Septer's research interests, including the dissolvement of Walcott, B.C. and a diamond drill located near Coal Creek. Records include biographical information on residents, newspaper clippings, correspondence, hand written notes, photographs, and a sketched map of Walcott, B.C.
Collection
Dirk Septer collection
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
cartographic material
graphic material
textual record
Fonds No.
C3
Accession No.
2004.63
Physical Description
1 map
1 sepia photograph
10 b&w photographs
12 colour slides
4 colour photographs
6 cm of textual records
Date Range
[1910-1997]
History / Biographical
Born and raised in the Netherlands, Dirk Septer moved to Canada in 1973 after serving in the Royal Netherlands Air Force. He is an aviation historian and photographer who focuses on the West Coast and the Canadian Arctic. Dirk has published many articles in aviation magazines in and was the lead investigator in the television documentary Lost Nuke, which first aired on the Discovery Channel in 2004. Dirk is a former director and vice president of the Bulkley Valley Museum Society and now lives on Cortes Island, BC.
Custodial History
Records were collected by Dirk Septer while researching local history.
Scope and Content
Fonds depicts Dirk Septer's research interests, including the dissolvement of Walcott, B.C. and a diamond drill located near Coal Creek. Records include biographical information on residents, newspaper clippings, correspondence, hand written notes, photographs, and a sketched map of Walcott, B.C.
Arrangement
Records were arranged rudimentarily in 2004 by Jane Young and fully described in February 2017 by Manda Haligowski.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
[after 1915-1979
Collection
Canadian National Railways fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Records within this fonds relate to the functions of the Canadian National Railways’ operation in Smithers, B.C. Records include directories, blueprints, forms, timetables, maps, booklets, and Amateur Athletic Association treasurer records.
Collection
Canadian National Railways fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Fonds No.
GF2
Accession No.
1981.61
1983.6
1987.16
1992.9
2004.63
2009.67
2009.69
2010.2
2010.9
2016.26
2017.6
2018.2
2018.89
Physical Description
20 photographs
4.5 cm of textual records
Date Range
[after 1915-1979
History / Biographical
The Canadian National Railways was created by the Canadian government in 1918. The company amalgamated several Canadian railways that had become bankrupt, including the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway which Smithers was established on. The Smithers station transferred over to the Canadian National Railways after 1922.
Scope and Content
Records within this fonds relate to the functions of the Canadian National Railways’ operation in Smithers, B.C. Records include directories, blueprints, forms, timetables, maps, booklets, and Amateur Athletic Association treasurer records.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
[1920-1977]
Collection
Kilpatrick Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
textual record
Scope and Content
Fonds is currently organized into two series: Allan Kilpatrick and Jean Maskiewich. Records include correspondence, financial records, postcards, and photographs.
Collection
Kilpatrick Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
textual record
Fonds No.
PF20
Accession No.
1997.51
Physical Description
2.5 cm of textual records
5 photograph
Date Range
[1920-1977]
History / Biographical
Allan Kilpatrick and his wife and family moved to Prince Rupert, B.C. during the construction of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway (GTP). Allan was the Superintendent of the GTP Western Division from 1917 to 1920 and was very active in the Bulkley Valley community, serving as a member of the Smithers Citizens Association, the first president of the Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association, and the first elected Worshipful Master of the Freemasons. However, when the GTP went bankrupt and was taken over by Canadian National Railways, the job of Superintendent was abolished in 1920 and Allan left Smithers.
Allan’s son Norman served overseas with the Royal Flying Corps during World War I, returning to his family in Smithers in 1919. In 1923, Norman married Jean Kilpatrick (nee Grant, b. 1898). Born in La Grande, Oregon, Jean arrived in the Bulkley Valley in 1910 where she worked at the Union Bank as Smithers’ first female bank teller. Together the couple had four children: Norman Jr., Allan Jr., Bill, and Jean Jr. Norman and Jean were very involved in community affairs in the Bulkley Valley; Norman was a member of the Great War Veteran’s Association and the Smithers Rotary Club, while Jean was a member of the Fall Fair committee, the Canadian Red Cross, and the Bulkley Valley Hospital Auxiliary. Norman passed away in 1969 and Jean in 1997. Of their four children, Jean (Maskiewich) and Bill remained in the Bulkley Valley.
Scope and Content
Fonds is currently organized into two series: Allan Kilpatrick and Jean Maskiewich. Records include correspondence, financial records, postcards, and photographs.
Arrangement
Original order no longer exists, thus records are artificially arranged.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
[1910-1957]
Collection
Ernest Mostyn Hoops fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
textual record
Scope and Content
Fonds is arranged into two series: Personal papers and Photographs. Personal papers include legal, financial, and miscellaneous records.
Collection
Ernest Mostyn Hoops fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
textual record
Fonds No.
PF24
Accession No.
2017.94
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
25 negatives
36 photographs
Date Range
[1910-1957]
History / Biographical
Ernest Mostyn Hoops came to the Bulkley Valley from Ireland, with his brother Brabazon Muchamon Mostyn Hoops, and sister, Constance Eileen Mostyn Hoops. Hoops worked as a notary public and was in partnership with Thomas Thorp, operating an insurance business. Additionally, Hoops invested in mining and land.
Hoops married Theresa (Terry) Kelly after meeting in Smithers. Their only child, Sheila Hoops, was born in Telkwa in 1916, and raised in Smithers, B.C. Once Hoops retired, he and Terry moved to White Rock, B.C.
Custodial History
Karen Langlois' mother, Sheila Hoops, saved these records before transferring them to Karen in 1977.
Scope and Content
Fonds is arranged into two series: Personal papers and Photographs. Personal papers include legal, financial, and miscellaneous records.
Arrangement
No original order was perceived when records were processed. Legal and financial records have been kept together but reordered chronologically, while miscellaneous records were separated and made into their own file.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
[1916-1957]
Collection
Ernest Mostyn Hoops fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Series contains legal and financial records significant to Ernest Hoops. These include land deeds, company shares, life insurance, power of attorney, and income tax records. Miscellaneous records include a news clipping about Bulkley Valley hospitality, a Peavine Pierrots concert program, a telegra…
Collection
Ernest Mostyn Hoops fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Fonds No.
PF24
Series No.
S1
Accession No.
2017.94
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Date Range
[1916-1957]
Scope and Content
Series contains legal and financial records significant to Ernest Hoops. These include land deeds, company shares, life insurance, power of attorney, and income tax records. Miscellaneous records include a news clipping about Bulkley Valley hospitality, a Peavine Pierrots concert program, a telegram to Sheila Hoops, instructions for registered nurses’ certificate examination, and a poem possibly by Sheila Hoops.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
[1914-1948]
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
File contains land assessement notices and other financial accounts.
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual record
Fonds No.
C1
File No.
26
Accession No.
1982.34
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Date Range
[1914-1948]
Scope and Content
File contains land assessement notices and other financial accounts.
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
1920; 1924
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual record
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual record
Fonds No.
C1
File No.
27
Accession No.
1982.34
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Date Range
1920; 1924
Custodial History
Records were collected by Mary Wood.
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
[1907-1982]
Collection
Oswald Hoskins fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Series includes documents titled: "Brief History of the Automotive Industry in the Bulkley Valley" (handwritten), an untitled historical timeline of automotive history, and document titled "Brief History of Employees of Hoskins Garage (1967) Ltd. as of December 1st 1970" (typed with handwritten ann…
Collection
Oswald Hoskins fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Creator
Oswald Hoskins
Fonds No.
PF31
Series No.
S1
Accession No.
2019.22
Physical Description
2 cm textual records
Date Range
[1907-1982]
Scope and Content
Series includes documents titled: "Brief History of the Automotive Industry in the Bulkley Valley" (handwritten), an untitled historical timeline of automotive history, and document titled "Brief History of Employees of Hoskins Garage (1967) Ltd. as of December 1st 1970" (typed with handwritten annotations).
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
[1907-1982]
Collection
Oswald Hoskins fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Series consists of 37 printed photographs and postcards depicting people and places in Smithers, Hazelton, Bulkley Valley collected by Oswald Hoskins.
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Collection
Oswald Hoskins fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Creator
Oswald Hoskins
Fonds No.
PF31
Series No.
S2
Accession No.
2019.22
Physical Description
37 photographs and postcards
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
600 dpi
Date Range
[1907-1982]
Scope and Content
Series consists of 37 printed photographs and postcards depicting people and places in Smithers, Hazelton, Bulkley Valley collected by Oswald Hoskins.
Arrangement
One photo, P7048, is out of item number sequence with the other photos. This photo was missed during initial data entry, and other photos from another donation were catalogued. As a result its P number is not part of the same set as the other 36 photos (P6933-P6969).
Reproduction Restrictions
Copyright of some postcards may still reside with company that produced them
Type of Record
Archival Description
Documents

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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

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