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Description
Ladies jewel case
Other Names
Jewelery Case
Sub-Category
CLOTHING,ACCESSORY
Description
Ladies jewel case
History Of Use
"Hand made in the 1800's" - info found on catalogue care Dec 2003 - JY
Accession No.
1971.0001.0019
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
WOOD-CEDAR;
Description
A) Small coiled bundle of yellow cedar root. The end of one strip has been wrapped around to fasten the bundle. B) Large bundle of willow or cedar strips. Some pieces have frayed edges. The bundle was originally bound but has come undone. Roy Michell of Morricetown explained that willow strips we…
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Other Names
Cedar Root Strips
Cedar Strips
Willow Root Strips
Worked Wood
Category
UNCLASSIFIABLE ARTIFACTS
Sub-Category
ARTIFACT REMNANT
Description
A) Small coiled bundle of yellow cedar root. The end of one strip has been wrapped around to fasten the bundle. B) Large bundle of willow or cedar strips. Some pieces have frayed edges. The bundle was originally bound but has come undone. Roy Michell of Morricetown explained that willow strips were used in many ways. Willow strips were strung between trees on a moose trail and when the moose legs would get tangled up, it would bring the moose down all trussed up until the hunters arrived. They were also used to hang fish up to dry and on the other end of the spectrum, they were used in basketry. C) Cedar fragments, smaller and bigger strips. Unbound.
History Of Use
Chief Thomas Seymour George, Dec 21/1892 - Aug 1974; Mary Wells George, Feb 29/1900 - Oct 30/1981. Both were born in Hagwilget and married in 1915. He was the chief of the Bear tribe in the Carrier Nation. Mary was known for her leather & weaving crafts. For more information, see Historical Research file: George, Chief Thomas. These cedar root strips are from their collection. A horizontal cut is made in the base of a cedar trunk, pry the bark up & outward, strip off a section of the bark for a good length, and there is the basis for making rope or fishing line with minimum of joins. Bark stripping was carried out in the spring when the sap was running. The scar left on the tree is called a 'cat face'. Beneath the outer bark lay the thick layer of fibrous inner bark. These layers were separated with an ulna knife. The lengths of inner bark were then dried, folded into hunks & stored. When needed, it was dampened & broken down by pounding with the bark shredder to become soft & pliable. In this form it could be made into clothing, headdress, rope, fish nets, fish lines or softly shredded bark served as bedding of diapers.
Material
WOOD-CEDAR;
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
3
Accession No.
1986.2.5 a-c
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
ANIMAL - LEATHER
FABRIC-UNKNOWN;
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
Description
a) A round leather box witha cardboard liner. It has a drawstring closure laced through the leather of the box with a leather tassel on the end. The outside of the bag is decorated with a picture of the head of an Aboriginal in a headdress. Beside this are the initials "A.M.L." Beside this is a pic…
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Other Names
Collar Box
Cuff Box
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING,ACCESSORY
Description
a) A round leather box witha cardboard liner. It has a drawstring closure laced through the leather of the box with a leather tassel on the end. The outside of the bag is decorated with a picture of the head of an Aboriginal in a headdress. Beside this are the initials "A.M.L." Beside this is a picture of several tepees and "COLLARS". The leather extends above the cardboard lining and has a scallopped pattern on its edge. b) A stiff white collar with "TRADE MARK ARROW CLUETT PEABODY & CO. CANADA DORSET CLUPECO SHRUNK 16" written on the inside in black ink. c) A cloth collar that is white on the inside and speckled blue with brown stripes on the outside. Written on the inside is "16 1/2". There are three button holes spaced out along the bottom of the collar. d) A cloth collar that is white on the inside with blue stripes on the outside. There are three button holes spaced out along the bottom of the collar. e) A stiff collar that is white on the outside with black stripes on the outside. Written on the inside is "Forsyth HAND MADE PRE-SHRUNK PILOT TO BE STARCHED 2060-17" in black ink. There are three button holes spaced out along the bottom of the collar. f) A stiff collar that is white on the outside with black stripes on the outside. Written on the inside is "Forsyth HAND MADE PRE-SHRUNK PICARDY TO BE STARCHED 3060-17" in black ink. There are three button holes spaced out along the bottom of the collar. g) A small metal collar button. h) A small metal collar button.
Material
ANIMAL - LEATHER
FABRIC-UNKNOWN;
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
Height
8
Diameter
17.8
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
8
Accession No.
1971.2.4 a-h
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN;
Description
This wagon step has a round, flat, part with one high edge that is used to support your foot. There is a metal piece attached in the shape of a 't' it has three holes in it and two have screws through them. This part is for attaching to the wagon. Underneath it has a long piece of metal to suppo…
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Category
UNCLASSIFIABLE ARTIFACTS
Sub-Category
ARTIFACT REMNANT
Description
This wagon step has a round, flat, part with one high edge that is used to support your foot. There is a metal piece attached in the shape of a 't' it has three holes in it and two have screws through them. This part is for attaching to the wagon. Underneath it has a long piece of metal to support the step.
History Of Use
This wagon step was used by Cornelius Bot. Cornelius was the first person to own a carriage. He would give people rides to wherever they wanted to go. He never asked for money, he just did it out of the kindness of his own heart.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN;
Height
3.3
Width
10.5
Length
19.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1994.5.10
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
MINERAL/ROCK-CHERT;
Description
A small greenish piece of worked stone.
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Other Names
Chert
Category
UNCLASSIFIABLE ARTIFACTS
Sub-Category
ARTIFACT REMNANT
Description
A small greenish piece of worked stone.
History Of Use
These are chert waste chips. The original tool was held in the hand with leather under it. The larger tool was then brought down upon it to flake off the right amount to create a new tool or modify an existing one.
Material
MINERAL/ROCK-CHERT;
Height
0.4
Width
2.8
Length
3.1
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1995.4.2
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
MINERAL/ROCK-OBSIDIAN;
Description
6 small volcanic glass flakes. The following are their dimensions: #1. 1cm long x 7mm wide #4. 2.0cm long x 1.1cm wide #2. 1cm ' x 9mm ' #5. 1.4cm ' x 1.5cm ' #3. 1.2cm ' x 7mm ' #6. 1.3cm ' x 1.4cm ' Measurements were taken at t…
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Other Names
Flint Pieces
Category
UNCLASSIFIABLE ARTIFACTS
Sub-Category
ARTIFACT REMNANT
Description
6 small volcanic glass flakes. The following are their dimensions: #1. 1cm long x 7mm wide #4. 2.0cm long x 1.1cm wide #2. 1cm ' x 9mm ' #5. 1.4cm ' x 1.5cm ' #3. 1.2cm ' x 7mm ' #6. 1.3cm ' x 1.4cm ' Measurements were taken at the widest points due to odd shapes.
History Of Use
The process of making a flake tool resulted in an accumulation of waste flakes of all sizes. Some of the larger flakes with sharp edges were used as a cutting or scraping tool, while others were touched up with secondary flaking to sharpen or reshape an
Material
MINERAL/ROCK-OBSIDIAN;
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
see Object Description for all 6 measurements
Accession No.
1995.3.1-6
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Yellow scarf of shear material with zig-zag patterns on it.
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Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING,ACCESSORY
Period or Date Notes
c.1950s
Description
Yellow scarf of shear material with zig-zag patterns on it.
History Of Use
Scarf belongs to a set called "Lady Elegant Glove and Scarf set", c.1950s. Possibly purchased by Lorraine's mother, Elsie Custison (nee Green). It was never used.
Accession No.
2011.2.3
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Yellow glove set of a scarf & glove set by Lady Elegant. Nylon stretch with 3 embroidered flowers on the top of each hand.
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Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING,ACCESSORY
Period or Date Notes
c.1950s
Description
Yellow glove set of a scarf & glove set by Lady Elegant. Nylon stretch with 3 embroidered flowers on the top of each hand.
History Of Use
"Lady Elegant" scarf & glove set possibly purchased by Elsie Custison (nee Green) in the 1950s. Set was never used.
Accession No.
2011.2.4 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS;
PAPER-CARDBOARD;
Description
Rectangular cardboard paper with eight buttons on it. Paper has 'Nouveaute', on it. Buttons are bronze colored metal with leaf design on each. On one half of each button is copper colored metal under leaf design.
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Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING,ACCESSORY
Description
Rectangular cardboard paper with eight buttons on it. Paper has 'Nouveaute', on it. Buttons are bronze colored metal with leaf design on each. On one half of each button is copper colored metal under leaf design.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS;
PAPER-CARDBOARD;
Width
7.5cm
Length
11.0cm
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1993.11.35
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
FABRIC-COTTON; GLASS; PLASTIC; ANIMAL-LEATHER;
Description
Long buckskin gloves with a flower and butterfly design on the front, done in glass and plastic beads. Colours used are white, brown, blue, green, red, clear, and pink. The tops of gloves are wide enough to cover the bottom of a coat sleeve. The tops of the gloves were cut with a 'pinking shears…
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Other Names
BUCKSKIN GLOVES
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING,ACCESSORY
Description
Long buckskin gloves with a flower and butterfly design on the front, done in glass and plastic beads. Colours used are white, brown, blue, green, red, clear, and pink. The tops of gloves are wide enough to cover the bottom of a coat sleeve. The tops of the gloves were cut with a 'pinking shears' for a finished look and lined with a grey fabric lining. There are fringes down one side of the gloves (on the top half).
History Of Use
Request sent to donor for more info. Donor is the daughter of Olaf Hanson. Olaf Hanson 1882-1952. He was born in Sweden and arrived in Canada in 1907. He pioneered the north, formed the Hanson Lumber & Timber Co which made & sold railway ties and cedar poles, he was a MP in the Skeena for 15 yrs, was a Swedish consul and a member of the International Fisheries Commission. Te traveled extensively and many who met him thought him a generous man. For more into, see Historical Research file: Hanson, Olaf.
Material
FABRIC-COTTON; GLASS; PLASTIC; ANIMAL-LEATHER;
Width
18
Length
32
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1990.71.1 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
ANIMAL-SKIN;
Description
Light colour deer hide; triangular in shape; soft and tanned; one side is smooth, the other rough with evidence of the scraping.
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Other Names
DEER HIDE
Category
UNCLASSIFIABLE ARTIFACTS
Sub-Category
ARTIFACT REMNANT
Description
Light colour deer hide; triangular in shape; soft and tanned; one side is smooth, the other rough with evidence of the scraping.
History Of Use
Chief Thomas George 1892-1974; Mary Wells George 1900-1981. Both were born in Hagwilget and married in 1915. Thomas was known as 'Gisdewe' and was a house chief of the Gidimt'en Clan of the Witsuwit'en. Mary was well known for her leather crafts and traditional food. For more info, see Historical Research file, George, Chief Thomas. The hide is stretched and scraped of all its hair and fat. This is done when it's either really cold or hot. The hide is then smoked to tan it. The amount of scraping is what makes the hide soft.
Material
ANIMAL-SKIN;
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
artifact has an odd shape: 42cm x 42cm x 33cm x 2cm
Accession No.
1986.2.3
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
MINERAL/ROCK-GABBRO;
Description
b) small perfectly round black stone. Purpose unknown, whether this is worked or naturally occurring unknown. Possibly identified as an andesite. c) small black stone scraper with one worked edge, appears to be argillite. e) medium size stone, fits well in the hand. Shaped like a small hatchet head…
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Other Names
stone tools
Category
NATURAL HISTORY
Sub-Category
ARTIFACT REMNANT
Description
b) small perfectly round black stone. Purpose unknown, whether this is worked or naturally occurring unknown. Possibly identified as an andesite. c) small black stone scraper with one worked edge, appears to be argillite. e) medium size stone, fits well in the hand. Shaped like a small hatchet head. One end is narrow, opposite end has been shaped like the cutting edge of an adze. Relatively smooth with the odd rough spot
Material
MINERAL/ROCK-GABBRO;
Height
a) 3.5 b) 2`
Width
a) 5 b) 6.5
Length
a) 13.5 b) 20
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1974.106.9 a-e
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
FABRIC-COTTON;
GLASS;
Description
A belt with red, white & brown details. It has a geometric design is geometric with red, brown, white, and black beads. A row of white glass beads and one of green are the border along the edge. The back is covered in cotton/canvas material to add strength. Two patches of blue material are secur…
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Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING,ACCESSORY
Description
A belt with red, white & brown details. It has a geometric design is geometric with red, brown, white, and black beads. A row of white glass beads and one of green are the border along the edge. The back is covered in cotton/canvas material to add strength. Two patches of blue material are secured to each end.
History Of Use
Katie O'Neill was Wiggs O'Neills youngest sister. She was referred to as an historian. She was born in Barkerville, raised on the Queen Charolettes, became a nurse, worked in several places and retired in Smithers. For more info see Historical Research: O'Neill, Katie. This belt is believed to have been made with beads from porcupine quill. However that cannot be confirmed nor can the place it was made nor by whom it was made.
Material
FABRIC-COTTON;
GLASS;
Width
4.5
Length
73
Depth
0.2
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1971.1.8
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
FABRIC-COTTON; FABRIC-VELVET; ANIMAL-LEATHER; ANIMAL-UNKNOWN;
Description
Green & white design belt bordered with a row of white beads. The backing is leather; the ends are made of brown velvet and crudely sewn. The beads have been sewn on with thread as opposed to glue.
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING,ACCESSORY
Description
Green & white design belt bordered with a row of white beads. The backing is leather; the ends are made of brown velvet and crudely sewn. The beads have been sewn on with thread as opposed to glue.
History Of Use
Katie O'Niell was born in Barkerville, raised on the Queen Charolettes, became a nurse, retired in Smithers and was known as an historian. For more info see Historical Research file: O'Niell,Katie. It is not known for sure if the beads are from porcupine quill or where it was made and by whom.
Material
FABRIC-COTTON; FABRIC-VELVET; ANIMAL-LEATHER; ANIMAL-UNKNOWN;
Width
4.5
Length
70
Depth
0.3
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1971.1.9
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
Description
A gold clip approximentaly 21cm. in total length. The clip itself is 3 cm. long with the initals "JFMG" engraved on it with a very delicate engraved pattern running the length of it. There is a gold chain attacthed which is 14 cm. long and on the end of this is a solid loop-may be for a small watch…
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Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING,ACCESSORY
Description
A gold clip approximentaly 21cm. in total length. The clip itself is 3 cm. long with the initals "JFMG" engraved on it with a very delicate engraved pattern running the length of it. There is a gold chain attacthed which is 14 cm. long and on the end of this is a solid loop-may be for a small watch to be attached.
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
Length
22
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
2004.3.13
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
MINERAL/ROCK-CHERT;
Description
A greenish piece of chert.
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Title
Chert
Category
UNCLASSIFIABLE ARTIFACTS
Sub-Category
ARTIFACT REMNANT
Description
A greenish piece of chert.
History Of Use
These are chert waste chips. The original tool was held in the hand with leather under it. The larger tool was then brought down upon it to flake off the right amount to create a new tool or modify an existing one.
Material
MINERAL/ROCK-CHERT;
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
See Object Description for measurements
Accession No.
1995.4.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
a: Toe and ball of right foot part of tree. Has a small metal and wooden handle coming out of the ankle. b: Middle section of right tree. Know this from R's carved into connecting face of this piece. c: Heel of right tree. Again, R carved into connecting face. d: Toe and ball of left foot part of t…
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Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING,ACCESSORY
Description
a: Toe and ball of right foot part of tree. Has a small metal and wooden handle coming out of the ankle. b: Middle section of right tree. Know this from R's carved into connecting face of this piece. c: Heel of right tree. Again, R carved into connecting face. d: Toe and ball of left foot part of tree. Has a small metal and wooden handle coming out of the ankle e: Middle section of left tree. Know this from carved L's in the connecting face of this piece. f: Heel of left tree. R carved into connecting face.
Narrative
Belonged to grandfather of Arthur and George Campbell of Moricetown. (1920-1952).
Number Of Parts
6
Accession No.
1976.117.1 a-f
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Date Range
1965-1974; 1990-1991
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Files include 12 phone books/telephone directories for the Bulkley Valley area.
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual record
Creator
B.C. Tel
Fonds No.
C1
File No.
File 195
File 196
File 197
Accession No.
2017.33
Physical Description
30.5 cm of textual records
Date Range
1965-1974; 1990-1991
Scope and Content
Files include 12 phone books/telephone directories for the Bulkley Valley area.
Subject Access
B.C. Tel
B.C. Telephone Company
Geographic Access
Burns Lake, B.C.
Hazelton, B.C.
Houston, B.C.
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
ca June 1914
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
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Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P1494
Accession No.
1987.1.31
Physical Description
1 Postcard: b&w: 14 x 9 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
ca June 1914
Subject Access
Aldermere-Telkwa Trail
Geographic Access
Aldermere, B.C.
Notes
1 Photograph; b&w; 17 x 11.5 cm Mrs. Winnifred Coyle and Ellen with Mrs. Davey Scott walking the Aldermere-Telkwa trail. Information written on back of both cards. Notations also written on front of post card. Writing with arrow indicating Ellen Coyle reads "Aldermere's first baby."
Negative copy also available.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images

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