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Date Range
1913-1915; 1918
Collection
Smithers Citizens' Association fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Series includes records related to the administrative activities of the Association. The series contains a report of the committee, list of members, meeting minutes, a proposal, executive resignations and nominations and reference materials.
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Collection
Smithers Citizens' Association fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Creator
Smithers Citizens' Association
Fonds No.
AF2
Series No.
S1
Accession No.
1988.1
Physical Description
2.5 cm of textual records
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
Date Range
1913-1915; 1918
Scope and Content
Series includes records related to the administrative activities of the Association. The series contains a report of the committee, list of members, meeting minutes, a proposal, executive resignations and nominations and reference materials.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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Date Range
1919
Collection
Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Series includes records related to the administrative activities of the Association. The series contains the certificate of incorporation, declaration of association and by-laws, correspondence and financial statements. Correspondence includes letters regarding incorporation, specifications for rac…
Collection
Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Creator
Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association fonds
Fonds No.
AF1
Series No.
S1
Accession No.
1971.17
1983.65
1988.1
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Date Range
1919
Scope and Content
Series includes records related to the administrative activities of the Association. The series contains the certificate of incorporation, declaration of association and by-laws, correspondence and financial statements. Correspondence includes letters regarding incorporation, specifications for race track and fence, and bids for clearing the fairground/ballpark land.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
[1910-1922], 1950
Collection
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Series includes records related to the administrative activities of the GTP Railway in Smithers, B.C. The series contains time books, distribution of labour procedure, table of spirals used on Mountain Division, an engineer trip ticket booklet, and a booklet on interior pole location and function.
Collection
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Fonds No.
BF2
Series No.
S1
Accession No.
1971.35
1978.7
1981.41
1989.14
Physical Description
19 cm of textual records
Date Range
[1910-1922], 1950
Scope and Content
Series includes records related to the administrative activities of the GTP Railway in Smithers, B.C. The series contains time books, distribution of labour procedure, table of spirals used on Mountain Division, an engineer trip ticket booklet, and a booklet on interior pole location and function.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
[1910-1960]
Collection
McDonell Family fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
graphic material
textual record
Scope and Content
Records primarily reflect McDonell’s time as a Fisheries Inspector and include correspondence, newspaper clippings, receipts, tax records and photographs. This series also includes records collected by McDonell, which pertain to his son, John Donald McDonell. These records include photographs and c…
Collection
McDonell Family fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
graphic material
textual record
Fonds No.
PF12
Series No.
S1
Accession No.
1984.3
1990.105
2009.22
2017.46
2017.5
Physical Description
11 b&w photographs
12.5 cm of textual records
Date Range
[1910-1960]
History / Biographical
Alexander Roy McDonell (Jr.) was born in Orillia, Ontarion on January 2nd, 1885, to parents Alexander Roy McDonell (Sr.) and Catherine Campbell. While McDonell first worked as a teacher in Ontario, he decided to move west to pursue other career options, moving to Hazelton, B.C., around 1910. Once in Hazelton, McDonell played for the Hazelton Hockey Team (1912-1913) and coached the Hazelton Baseball Team (1913), while also working as a timekeeper for the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway near Hazelton. He later pursued work as a prospector, working in the Rocher de Boule Mine. He returned to Ontario briefly to marry his fiancée, Nellie Geneveive Cavanagh (born January 4, 1886) and together they moved back to Hazelton, B.C. On August 21, 1921, their son John (aka Jack) Donald McDonell was born. On June 8, 1923, the McDonells prematurely lost their daughter, May Geneveive McDonell, one day after her birth. Nellie passed away shortly after, leaving Roy to raise his then two-year old son, John. Thus, McDonell asked his sister, Margaret, a music teacher, to move to Hazelton to help care for his son. Roy McDonell was heavily involved in the local sports teams, coaching hockey teams and umpiring baseball games. He also worked as a fisheries inspector for the Department of Fisheries in Smithers, B.C. until his retirement around 1948. In May 16, 1943, McDonell’s son, John, was killed in a flying accident while serving as a pilot for the Royal Canadian Air Force (R.C.A.F.) in Scotland. On January 1, 1963, McDonell passed away in Smithers, B.C.
Scope and Content
Records primarily reflect McDonell’s time as a Fisheries Inspector and include correspondence, newspaper clippings, receipts, tax records and photographs. This series also includes records collected by McDonell, which pertain to his son, John Donald McDonell. These records include photographs and correspondence. Photographs depict Roy and John together, John in the R.C.A.F. and John’s funeral and grave.
Arrangement
Files 10 and 11 held numerous receipts kept by Roy McDonell. Considering the repetition of purchases and volume of such records, a sample of was taken and the rest destroyed. As well, files 10 and 11 contain tax records related to properties held in Mary McDonell’s name. However, these are arranged under Roy McDonell as the records seem to have been collected and held by him.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
[1890-1970]
Collection
Alfred Coldwell Fowler fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of certificates which depict the achievements of Fowler during his life time. Fowler received certificates for his baptism and confirmation, as well as from the Town of Smithers and the Rotary Club of Smithers.
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Collection
Alfred Coldwell Fowler fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Fonds No.
PF14
Accession No.
1980.168
1981.51
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Date Range
[1890-1970]
History / Biographical
Alfred Coldwell Fowler was born in Headingly, Manitoba, on January 27, 1890. He moved with his family to Armstrong, B.C. in 1905, finally settling in Smithers in 1927. He married Muriel Spencer on May 3, 1921, and together they had five children: Muriel, Mary, Jean, Robert and Joyce. Fowler was co-owner of the Smithers Lumber Yard (with Reg Collison) and bought out of the partnership in 1951. He was also President of the Chamber of Commerce and was elected Chairman of the Village Council (1952-1963). Fowler passed away in 1974 at the age of 85. For more information, see finding aid.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of certificates which depict the achievements of Fowler during his life time. Fowler received certificates for his baptism and confirmation, as well as from the Town of Smithers and the Rotary Club of Smithers.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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Amy Campbell-Johnston Hurley sous-fonds

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Date Range
1913; 1947
Collection
Amy Campbell-Johnston Hurley sous-fonds
Willard D. Tompson fonds
Description Level
Sous-fonds
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Records were created in response to Campbell-Johnston Hurley’s father, Ronald C. Campbell-Johnston’s, work regarding Groundhog Mountain coal.
Collection
Amy Campbell-Johnston Hurley sous-fonds
Willard D. Tompson fonds
Description Level
Sous-fonds
GMD
textual record
Fonds No.
PF9 SF2
Accession No.
1990.135
Physical Description
2.2 cm of textual records
Date Range
1913; 1947
History / Biographical
Amy (Maisie) Campbell-Johnston Hurley is the daughter of Ronald C. Campbell-Johnston. At one point Amy Armytage-Moore, Amy remarried to Thomas Francis Exaviour Hurley. She passed away in North Vancouver, BC, on October 3, 1964.
Scope and Content
Records were created in response to Campbell-Johnston Hurley’s father, Ronald C. Campbell-Johnston’s, work regarding Groundhog Mountain coal.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Babine Bonanza Mining and Milling Company Ltd.

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Date Range
1907-1934
Collection
Cronin Family fonds
Description Level
Sous-fonds
GMD
cartographic material
graphic material
textual record
Scope and Content
Series includes financial records, correspondence, legal documents, mining reports, newspaper clippings, cartographic materials and photographs. Financial records include payrolls, inventories, supplies lists, receipts, statements, sales of goods and land and tax forms. Legal documents include affi…
Collection
Cronin Family fonds
Description Level
Sous-fonds
GMD
cartographic material
graphic material
textual record
Creator
James Cronin
John T Cronin
Rose Cronin Andersen
Fonds No.
SF1
Accession No.
1985.1
Physical Description
16 cartographic materials
2 photographs
70 cm of textual records
Date Range
1907-1934
History / Biographical
The original holdings of the Babine Bonanza Mining and Milling Co. (BBM&M Co.) consisted of five two post, non-crown-granted claims: Homestake, Bonanza, Lucky Strike, Babine Chief and Bulkley Pioneer (lots 1859, 1861-1864 respectively). They are alternately described as being located on one: the east slope, and two: the north slope of the Babine Mountains at 5000 feet above sea level. Originally located in July 1906, by J. Dibble and M. J. Brewer, the claims were bought in 1907 by Cronin and Charles Theis. At some point a sixth claim was acquired: Eureka, lot 1860. The original five claims were given crown-granted status on April 8, 1911. Afterwards, the Eureka claim was also crown-granted. Over the years, BBM&M Co. staked several other claims, none of which were ever given crown-granted status. In 1909, BBM&M Co. was incorporated and on September 27, 1909, both the first stockholders’ and directors’ meetings were held. At the stockholders’ meeting, James Cronin, Charles Theis, M.J. Brewer, A.H. MacNeill and William Huntley were elected as the first directors of the company. While at the directors’ meetings the following officers were elected: James Cronin, President; Charles Theis, Vice President; and William Huntley, Secretary. Development work continued sporadically until 1923, the last year that Cronin worked the mine himself. The mine wasn’t very prosperous and impeded by reduced access, weather conditions and funds. Following this, the company and the mine underwent a period of uncertainty. By 1923, work at the mine had reached the stage which necessitated a large capital outlay for the purchase of heavy machinery, including such items as a concentrating mill. This situation, coupled with Cronin’s failing health, appears to have prompted the BBM&M Co. into making a concentrated attempt to sell the mine. Cronin had the most mining knowledge of all the investors, and most deferred to Cronin in matters which required such expertise. The terms set down by the BBM&M Co. were firm and barely negotiable, and asking price ranged from $360,000 to $400,000. During this time, James Cronin passed away, thereby increasing the reasons for selling the mine. Thousands upon thousands had been expended on the min over the years with no return and engineers who surveyed the mine claims felt the land was not worth the risk. This left Annie Cronin with shares in a company that would continue to cost the family money. The burden of continuing the attempt to sell the min fell to Rose Cronin Andersen, John T. Cronin and Charles Theis. Eventually, they modified their stand to accept reasonable investment deals. Finally, in 1928, an agreement was made to bring in a new investor, Anglo London Mining Corporation, with Managing Director, Grant Mahood. The deal proposed that the BBM&M Co. capitalization would be raised to 2,000,000 shares with 865,000 shares being retained by those already holding stock in the company. Anglo London would then hold 1,020,000 shares. The finalized negotiation saw that Anglo London would acquire 679,000 shares from the BBM&M Co. treasury at a cost of $300,000 that was to be spent on developing the property. A block of 86,000 shares were to be put up by the Cronin’s and Theis, giving Anglo London control of fifty-one percent of the company. Almost immediately, the BBM&M Co. began having issues with Mahood and Anglo London. The contract provided a clause whereby a minimum payment was specified, without stating that more than the minimum ever had to be paid at one time. Taking advantage of what the BBM&M Co. came to see as a loophole, only the minimum was ever paid. In the first year of the contract, a confrontational attitude was adopted between companies. In June of 1929, the Anglo London Corp. attempted to change its name to the Babine (Cronin) Mines, Ltd. The BBM&M Co. refused permission for the Cronin family name to be used. Shortly, thereafter, in August 1929, Anglo London adopted the name Babine Bonanza Metals, Ltd. However, the new name did not ease the tension between companies, as BB Metals was now regularly behind in its payments and was often in debt for supplies and the company payroll. When the situation did not improve, the BBM&M Co. began inquiring in the possibility of cancelling the Mahood/BB Metals contract. They also consulted lawyers on the questionable legality of Mahood locating his own claims next to BBM&M Co. holdings. Finally, at a stockholders’ meeting in November 1930, they voted to break the contract. In 1934, the Babine Bonanza Mining and Milling Co. filed a lawsuit against the Omineca Silver King Mines, Ltd. The controversy arose after a claim that had been staked by James Cronin was allowed to lapse due to improper filing of the appropriate papers following the death of Cronin. Although the BBM&M Co. relocated the claim and filed the papers accordingly, they only learned of their error when Omineca Silver King Mines Ltd. also filed a claim that overlapped the BBM&M Co.’s Speculator claim. Accidentally, the claim was re-staked under the name of Windy, which overlapped the Speculator and another claim -- the Contention. The two claims (Rex and Rex No. 1) of Omineca Silver King Mines Ltd. Overlapped all three of the BBM&M Co.’s claims. While the judgement is not found in the Cronin Family fonds, a copy obtained from the Provincial Archives in Victoria shows the Omineca Silver Kings Mine Ltd. won the judgement and BBM&M Co. lost those three claims. While the records within the Cronin Family fonds only reflect all years before 1934, Babine Bonanza Mining and Milling Co. (then Cronin Babine Mines Ltd., 1948; New Cronin Babine Mines Ltd., 1956; Kindrat Mines Ltd., 1966; Hallmark Resources Ltd., 1972) was still active until January 26, 1977, when it was voluntarily liquidated.
Scope and Content
Series includes financial records, correspondence, legal documents, mining reports, newspaper clippings, cartographic materials and photographs. Financial records include payrolls, inventories, supplies lists, receipts, statements, sales of goods and land and tax forms. Legal documents include affidavits, bills of sale, contracts, crown-grants, deeds and licenses. Cartographic materials depict areas in B.C., plans and workings of various mineral claims, and include sketches.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Material
FABRIC-COTTON;
Description
a: hand crocheted white or offwhite cotton jacket. The sleeves are of equal length to the body. There are no buttons or clasps. It has a pattern of circles or in the design. b: hat, crocheted in the same colour and pattern as the jacket. The hat has a flower-like adornment made of white ribbon whi…
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Artist or Maker
Mrs. Cathray
Original Owner
Mae G. Smith
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, OUTERWEAR
Place Of Manufacture
Canada: Smithers, British Columbia
Place Used
Smithers, British Columbia
Start Date
1914
End Date
1914
Description
a: hand crocheted white or offwhite cotton jacket. The sleeves are of equal length to the body. There are no buttons or clasps. It has a pattern of circles or in the design. b: hat, crocheted in the same colour and pattern as the jacket. The hat has a flower-like adornment made of white ribbon which includes two ties.
Publications
Item featured in September 2015 BV Museum newsletter and October 7 2015 Interior News article Arti-FACT segment.
History Of Use
The jacket and hat were made in 1914 by a Mrs. Cathray and given to the donor's grandmother, Henrietta Smith. The item was to be worn by Henrietta's daughter (donor's mother) Mae G. Smith. The item was retained by Mae Smith and passed down to her daughter.
Material
FABRIC-COTTON;
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
2015.17.1 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Leather bag with fringe decoration around top section and bottom. Drawstring tie to close. One one in white and red is the Centennial Logo that marked Canada's 100th anniversary of Confederation in 1967. One the other side is a flower of dark blue beads edged in light blue.
Artist or Maker
Ellen Hankin Widen
Original Owner
Ellen Hankin Widen
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, ACCESSORY
Start Date
1915
End Date
1986
Description
Leather bag with fringe decoration around top section and bottom. Drawstring tie to close. One one in white and red is the Centennial Logo that marked Canada's 100th anniversary of Confederation in 1967. One the other side is a flower of dark blue beads edged in light blue.
Narrative
Ellen Hankin Widen was born December 1903 in Hagwilget to Herbert Hankin and Annie Tiljoe. She married Emil Widen in 1922, marriage certificate indicates she resided in both Hagwilget and Moricetown (Witset) at the time. Emil and Ellen later resided in Houston, and Telkwa. According to donor (granddaughter) Ellen tanned hides and sewed shoes (moccasins), gloves, etc. Ellen died in May 1986. She is referred to as the "first white child born in the Bulkley Valley" in Bulkley Valley Stories.
Cultural Context
Witsuwit'en
Accession No.
2012.71.6
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
This piece is a “reflection” of a blaze that was sealed over by new growth. It was created by removing the overgrowth to reveal the original inscription. According to Havard, this particular tree was blazed by Fred Nash Sr. (1880-1967) at Lot 1518 Range 5 Coast District on Babine Lake in 1909.
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Artist or Maker
Fred Nash
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
SURVEYING AND NAVIGATIONAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1909
End Date
1950
Description
This piece is a “reflection” of a blaze that was sealed over by new growth. It was created by removing the overgrowth to reveal the original inscription. According to Havard, this particular tree was blazed by Fred Nash Sr. (1880-1967) at Lot 1518 Range 5 Coast District on Babine Lake in 1909.
History Of Use
See notes in Donation binder for further detailed description and map of where post was.
Accession No.
2009.3.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL/ALLOY-TIN;
Description
A). A rectangular, metal tin. The inside is plain metal but the bottom and sides have a paper covering. The bottom is white with a sticker that says "11 1/4 ozs. NET WEIGHT". The sides have ripped grey and white paper - the top half of the label has been ripped off. Both long sides has the bottom h…
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Manufacturer
Peek, Frean & Co. Ltd
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MERCHANDISING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
England: London
Start Date
1866
End Date
1989
Period or Date Notes
James Peek & George Frean started the company. Peek Frean & Co was the first mass producer of biscuits and employed over 3,000 people in its time from when it opened in 1866 to when it closed in the late 80s (1989)
Description
A). A rectangular, metal tin. The inside is plain metal but the bottom and sides have a paper covering. The bottom is white with a sticker that says "11 1/4 ozs. NET WEIGHT". The sides have ripped grey and white paper - the top half of the label has been ripped off. Both long sides has the bottom half of a word in blue writing with "PEEK-FREAN & CO LTD." underneath it. Both short sides have "BISCUIT MANUFACTURER LONDON ENGLAND" in blue and white writing. One side has the remains of a sticker with "PEEK, FREAN (CAN)..". B). The metal lid with a paper label on the front. In white lettering on a blue background it says "PEEK FREAN'S PLAY BOX BISCUITS REGD PEEK, FREAN & CO, LTD., LONDON, ENGLAND. Around this are pictures of cookies with white, pink, red, brown, and blue icing. Drawn on them are designs of animals, tea sets, and people.
Narrative
These biscuits had a hard icing on them and each one represented different popular nursery rhymes.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-TIN;
Width
16.6
Length
23
Depth
4.2
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
1993.11.21 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
PAPER;
Description
Brown booklet entitled Information Concerning the Policy of the Life Stock Branch (Dominion of Canada, Department of Agriculture, Ottawa) Regarding Pure-Bred Rams. Pamphlet No. 19. Picture of a sheep's head on the cover. 4 pages + application form.
Title
Information Concerning the Policy of the Live Stock Branch Regarding Pure-Bred Rams
Artist or Maker
Sheep and Goat Division, Live Stock Branch, Department of Agriculture, Ottawa
Original Owner
Carr or Bovill family
Other Names
Brochure
Pamphlet
Subject Access
farm
Category
COMMUNICATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
DOCUMENTARY OBJECT
Place Of Manufacture
Canada: Ottawa, Ontario
Place Used
Bulkley Valley, British Columbia
Start Date
1919
End Date
1919
Description
Brown booklet entitled Information Concerning the Policy of the Life Stock Branch (Dominion of Canada, Department of Agriculture, Ottawa) Regarding Pure-Bred Rams. Pamphlet No. 19. Picture of a sheep's head on the cover. 4 pages + application form.
History Of Use
Was collected and used by the Carr or Bovill family. Passed on to donor Laura Bolster by her father-in-law, Barney (Bernard) Bolster.
Material
PAPER;
Height
20.3
Width
0.1
Length
11.3
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
2020.33.2
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
PAPER;
Description
Light brown booklet entitled Practical Assistance to Wool Growers in the Marketing of their Wool Clips. 20 pages.
Title
Practical Assistance to Wool Growers in the Marketing of their Wool Clips
Artist or Maker
Sheep and Goat Division, Live Stock Branch, Department of Agriculture
Manufacturer
Government Printing Bureau
Original Owner
Carr or Bovill family
Other Names
Brochure
Pamphlet
Subject Access
farm
Category
COMMUNICATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
DOCUMENTARY OBJECT
Place Of Manufacture
Canada: Ottawa, Ontario
Place Used
Bulkley Valley, British Columbia
Start Date
1916
End Date
1916
Description
Light brown booklet entitled Practical Assistance to Wool Growers in the Marketing of their Wool Clips. 20 pages.
History Of Use
Was collected and used by the Carr or Bovill family. Passed on to donor Laura Bolster by her father-in-law, Barney (Bernard) Bolster.
Material
PAPER;
Height
20.3
Width
0.1
Length
10
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
2020.33.3
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
PAPER;
Description
Beige booklet entitled Advice to the Breeder in the Selection of Breeding Stock. Pamphlet No. 4, Third Edition. Picture of a sheep's head on the cover. 13 pages
Title
Advice to the Breeder in the Selection of Breeding Stock
Artist or Maker
T. Reg. Arkell, Sheep and Goat Division, Live Stock Branch, Dominion Department of Agriculture
Original Owner
Carr or Bovill family
Other Names
Brochure
Pamphlet
Subject Access
farm
Category
COMMUNICATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
DOCUMENTARY OBJECT
Place Of Manufacture
Canada: Ottawa, Ontario
Place Used
Bulkley Valley, British Columbia
Start Date
1918
End Date
1918
Description
Beige booklet entitled Advice to the Breeder in the Selection of Breeding Stock. Pamphlet No. 4, Third Edition. Picture of a sheep's head on the cover. 13 pages
History Of Use
Was collected and used by the Carr or Bovill family. Passed on to donor Laura Bolster by her father-in-law, Barney (Bernard) Bolster.
Material
PAPER;
Height
24.7
Width
0.1
Length
16.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
2020.33.6
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
PAPER;
Description
Beige booklet entitled Wool and its Manufacture: A Description of the Different Processes of Manufacture and the Classes of Wool Used for the Various Fabrics... Photo of six tufts of wool on the cover. 16 pages
Title
Wool and its Manufacture
Artist or Maker
T. Reg. Arkell, Sheep and Goat Division, Live Stock Branch, Department of Agriculture
Original Owner
Carr or Bovill family
Other Names
Brochure
Pamphlet
Subject Access
farm
Category
COMMUNICATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
DOCUMENTARY OBJECT
Place Of Manufacture
Canada: Ottawa, Ontario
Place Used
Bulkley Valley, British Columbia
Start Date
1917
End Date
1917
Description
Beige booklet entitled Wool and its Manufacture: A Description of the Different Processes of Manufacture and the Classes of Wool Used for the Various Fabrics... Photo of six tufts of wool on the cover. 16 pages
History Of Use
Was collected and used by the Carr or Bovill family. Passed on to donor Laura Bolster by her father-in-law, Barney (Bernard) Bolster.
Material
PAPER;
Height
24.8
Width
0.2
Length
16.3
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
2020.33.8
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
GLASS;
Description
A dark green bottle with a seam along the side. There are air bubbles in the glass and the opening is fitted for the cork. "WG + S Ltd." is stamped on the bottom.
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Category
DISTRIBUTION AND TRANSPORTATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CONTAINER
Start Date
1905
End Date
1915
Description
A dark green bottle with a seam along the side. There are air bubbles in the glass and the opening is fitted for the cork. "WG + S Ltd." is stamped on the bottom.
History Of Use
From the Duthie Mine site
Material
GLASS;
Height
26
Circumference
29
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1992.7.25
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
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British Columbia Prospectors’ Association – Omineca District fonds

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Date Range
1918-1924
Collection
British Columbia Prospectors’ Association – Omineca District fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Fonds reflects the functions and actions of the Smithers Miners’ and Prospectors’ Association. Records include correspondence, meeting minutes, financial records, proposed amendments to various acts and records regarding the creation of a provincial prospectors’ association. The fonds is organized …
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Collection
British Columbia Prospectors’ Association – Omineca District fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Parallel Title
Smithers Miners' and Prospector's Association fonds
Fonds No.
AF4
Accession No.
1971.12
1978.4
Physical Description
6 cm of textual record
Date Range
1918-1924
History / Biographical
The Smithers Miners’ Association (later the Smithers Miners’ and Prospectors’ Association) was first formed August 2, 1918, in Smithers, BC. The Association acted as an advocate and representative of miners and prospectors to the Government, regarding legislation, roads, trails, etc. Membership was open only to those with a financial interest in mining, and cost 25 cents per year. In the early 1920s, a growing interest in unifying British Columbian associations for miners and prospectors established itself. The goal was to form a governing body, still independent of Government control, to act as a coordinating body and representative of portions of the Province and all District Associations. In 1921, in line with this endeavour of unity, the Association changed its name to the British Columbia Prospectors’ Association – Omineca District. However, the original name seems to have had lasting influence, as occasional mentions of the Smithers Miners’ Association appear in the Interior News as late as 1930.
Scope and Content
Fonds reflects the functions and actions of the Smithers Miners’ and Prospectors’ Association. Records include correspondence, meeting minutes, financial records, proposed amendments to various acts and records regarding the creation of a provincial prospectors’ association. The fonds is organized into two series: President and Secretary.
Arrangement
These records were rearranged in 2003/2004 by Sharon Kerr and Jane Young, under direction and notes by Wendi Croft. A file labeled Newspaper Clippings was deaccessioned from this fonds due to the clippings being unsourced and undated, referring to conferences or events in the United States. Records were rearranged physically and intellectually in October 2016 by Manda Haligowski to better reflect archival standards and to improve accessibility.
Type of Record
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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.”
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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, the local branch (Division III) was likely established in the Bulkley Valley around the time of the completion of Grand Trunk Pacific railway in 1914. It was certainly in existence by 1926, when the Brotherhood’s chairman, along with the chairman of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, visited Smithers for a meeting of members of the two orders. Over the years, several local Division III members have attended provincial, national, or international Brotherhood conventions, such as Sam J. Mayer in 1927 (in Vancouver) and 1929 (in Winnipeg and Montreal) and Thomas Britton in 1966 (in Cleveland, Ohio). The Brotherhood has also been involved in local charitable endeavors, such as donating $1,200 to the Bulkley Valley District Hospital for a heart monitor in 1974.
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.”
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METAL-STEEL; WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Description
Bush or brush hook has a 91.5 cm oval, wooden handle with open hearth metal blade strapped by metal collar on one end and through metal eye on upper portion. The double-edged blade is curved outwards similar to a scythe with the bottom rounded. Blade measures 29.5 cm by 9.5cm and is still quite sha…
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Manufacturer
Collins & Co
Other Names
Bush hook
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1826
End Date
1950
Period or Date Notes
Dates based on Collins & Co. records held by the Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, Connecticut
Description
Bush or brush hook has a 91.5 cm oval, wooden handle with open hearth metal blade strapped by metal collar on one end and through metal eye on upper portion. The double-edged blade is curved outwards similar to a scythe with the bottom rounded. Blade measures 29.5 cm by 9.5cm and is still quite sharp. Handle has scroll end and is wearing due to age. Stamped on blade is "COLLINS & CO / HARTFORD" and "LEGITIMUS"
History Of Use
Bush hook was used for agriculture use in controlling underbrush and the clearing of grasses.
Material
METAL-STEEL; WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Width
26.5
Length
103
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1979.115.22
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
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Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association fonds

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Date Range
[1919-2019]
Collection
Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
textual record
Scope and Content
The fonds is arranged into two series, Administrative and Fall Fair, and contains newspaper programs, prize lists, prize tickets, meeting minutes, correspondence, financial statements, newspaper supplements, entry forms, certificate of incorporation and a brief history on the founding of the fair.
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Collection
Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
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
2020.12
2020.34
2020.6
Physical Description
17.5 cm of textual record, 39 photographs
Date Range
[1919-2019]
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. The Fair continues to this day, having been held every year since 1919 except for 1932-1933, 1938-1945, 1950-1952, and 2020.
Scope and Content
The fonds is arranged into two series, Administrative and Fall Fair, and contains newspaper programs, prize lists, prize tickets, meeting minutes, correspondence, financial statements, newspaper supplements, 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.
Subject Access
Bulkley Valley Exhibition
Bulkley Valley Fall Fair
Geographic Access
Bulkley Valley
Smithers, B.C.
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