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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

British Columbia and Yukon Directories

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Date Range
1924-1935
Collection
Bulkley Valley Museum collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
This collection consists of directories for British Columbia and the Yukon, 1924-1935. Description as follows: The Wrigley's British Columbia: 1924, is a gazeteer of cities, towns, villages, stations, post offices and settlements in the Province, described in alphabetical order, followed by a dire…
Collection
Bulkley Valley Museum collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Item No.
1971 66
Accession No.
1971 66 1-2
Physical Description
14.4 cm of textual record: 2 books; 18 x 26 7 cm, 21 x 28 x 7.5 cm
Date Range
1924-1935
Scope and Content
This collection consists of directories for British Columbia and the Yukon, 1924-1935. Description as follows: The Wrigley's British Columbia: 1924, is a gazeteer of cities, towns, villages, stations, post offices and settlements in the Province, described in alphabetical order, followed by a directory of firms, employees, professional men, farmers, fruit-growers, stock-raisers, lumbermen, miners, fishermen, etc., with which is also included a complete street and avenue directory, an alphabetically arranged list of business citizens of the Cities of Vancouver and Victoria, followed by a complete Business and Classified Directory. The British Columbia and Yukon Directory: 1935, contains an alphabetically arranged list of business houses, private citizens, civic, Provincial and Dominion Governments, Churches, Public and Private Schools, Secret and Benevolent Organizations, Associations, etc., also an Avenue and Street guide and directory of householders for Vancouver and Victoria and Classified and Business Directory.
Subject Access
CORPORATIONS
DIRECTORIES-Provincial
GEOGRAPHIC FEATURES [Artificial]-Cities
GEOGRAPHIC FEATURES [Artificial]-Towns
GEOGRAPHIC FEATURES [Artificial]-Villages
GOVERNMENT SERVICES-Postal Services
MAPS-Road
OCCUPATIONS [General]
OCCUPATIONS [Professional]
Notes
Title based on acquisition from unknown donor(s). This collection was an anonymous donation to the Bulkley Valley Museum Archives in 1971. 1924 Directory is in good condition, except the spine is torn and page 33/34 is detatched. 1935 Directory is in good condition.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Description
Cream coloured cape. Two layers, one longer, one shorter around the shoulders. Shorter layer edged with decorative fabri. Ribbon across the back of the shorter section with small flower decorations. Ribbon at the neck on side to tie it closed.
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Title
Christening Cape
Original Owner
Barbara Evitt Hastings donating the items to the Mission Museum in 2015. She was born in Smithers in 1944. See donation form from 2015 for detailed family geneaology.
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, OUTERWEAR
Start Date
1920
End Date
1945
Period or Date Notes
based on family history, marriage certificate for Winnifred Grant and Leonard Evitt.
Description
Cream coloured cape. Two layers, one longer, one shorter around the shoulders. Shorter layer edged with decorative fabri. Ribbon across the back of the shorter section with small flower decorations. Ribbon at the neck on side to tie it closed.
History Of Use
According to the donor the cape was worn by her mother, Winnifred Grant Evitt, daughter of Andrew and Dorothy (Jones) Grant. Winnifred married Leonard Evitt in Smithers in 1942, and the donor was born in 1944. The family left Smithers around 1945. The cape is remembered as possibly being used for christenings.
Accession No.
2015.8.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Cream coloured knit christening gown with sleeves. Blue ribbon across the front chest to tie it closed at the back.
Original Owner
Barbara Evitt Hastings donating the items to the Mission Museum in 2015. She was born in Smithers in 1944. See donation form from 2015 for detailed family geneaology.
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, OUTERWEAR
Start Date
1920
End Date
1978
Period or Date Notes
based on family history, death certificate for Dorothy Esther (Jones) Grant, marriage certificate for Winnifred Grant Evitt
Description
Cream coloured knit christening gown with sleeves. Blue ribbon across the front chest to tie it closed at the back.
History Of Use
According to the donor the gown was made by her paternal grandmother Barbara Evitt. Barbara and Arthur Evitt had a son named Leonard Evitt who married Winnifred Grant in Smithers in 1942, and the donor was born in 1944. The family left Smithers around 1945.
Accession No.
2015.8.2
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
Black mesh fabric with beaded decoration throughout.
Title
Lace collar
Other Names
necklet
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, ACCESSORY
Start Date
1920
End Date
1930
Period or Date Notes
based on style
Description
Black mesh fabric with beaded decoration throughout.
History Of Use
Appears to have been worn around the neck
Accession No.
2001.11.6
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
FABRIC-COTTON; PAPER-CARDBOARD;
FABRIC-LINEN
Description
A soft brown leather collar bag with a small pocket on the side. A double piece of cord tied and secured with two leather tassles at each end forms a drawstring closure for the bag. The inside is lined with cotton and the bottom is stiff - probably with cardboard sandwiched in between the leather a…
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Artist or Maker
Stanhope
Other Names
BAG, COLLAR
BAG, GARMENT
Collar box
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, ACCESSORY
Start Date
1910
End Date
1951
Description
A soft brown leather collar bag with a small pocket on the side. A double piece of cord tied and secured with two leather tassles at each end forms a drawstring closure for the bag. The inside is lined with cotton and the bottom is stiff - probably with cardboard sandwiched in between the leather and cotton lining. Inside are four, 12cm high stiff linen collars 28.5cm; Marked STANHOPE 101/2 W.B Norburn74 Tottrnham Court Rd. The date 1951 has been written on in ink.
History Of Use
1910 used by John Ritchie McIntyre, the First Commissioner of Smithers
Material
FABRIC-COTTON; PAPER-CARDBOARD;
FABRIC-LINEN
Height
15.5cm
Diameter
18.2cm
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
5
Accession No.
1971.16.2 a-e
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
FABRIC-COTTON;
Description
a-c: men's detachable shirt collars. (b) is more cream coloured than (a) and (c). d-e: plasticized paper wrappings. "Kant Krease / A Flexible Collar for All Season", laundry instructions (French and English) and "Tooke Bros. Ltd" printed in blue.
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Manufacturer
Tooke Brothers Limited
Manufacturer Notes
Tooke Bros. Limited was open from approximately 1906 to 1974 in Montreal
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, ACCESSORY
Place Of Manufacture
Canada: Montreal, Quebec
Start Date
1906
End Date
1930
Description
a-c: men's detachable shirt collars. (b) is more cream coloured than (a) and (c). d-e: plasticized paper wrappings. "Kant Krease / A Flexible Collar for All Season", laundry instructions (French and English) and "Tooke Bros. Ltd" printed in blue.
Material
FABRIC-COTTON;
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
5
Accession No.
1981.57.2 a-e
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Sheer beige "flapper" style dress with intricate beadwork around the neck, chest, arms, and bottom of the dress. Beads sewn on with gold thread.
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Title
Flapper dress
Original Owner
Katie O'Neill
Marian O'Neill
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, OUTERWEAR
Start Date
1920
End Date
1930
Period or Date Notes
based on "flapper" style popularity
Description
Sheer beige "flapper" style dress with intricate beadwork around the neck, chest, arms, and bottom of the dress. Beads sewn on with gold thread.
Accession No.
2019.6.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
FABRIC-COTTON;
Description
Peach / pink cotton girdle with garters. Metal fasteners and tie up closures, presume tie up front. Maker's tag inside for 'Flexosteel'.
Manufacturer
Flexo Steel
Other Names
corset
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, UNDERWEAR
Start Date
1920
End Date
1969
Period or Date Notes
Replaced after 1960s by control top pantyhose. Source: Wikipedia entry for "Girdle", accessed Jan 2019.
Description
Peach / pink cotton girdle with garters. Metal fasteners and tie up closures, presume tie up front. Maker's tag inside for 'Flexosteel'.
Material
FABRIC-COTTON;
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1990.36.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
Left handed leather glove. Pattern of three flowers stitched in coloured thread across wrist area. Single red flower edged with blue on back of hand area. Red fabric band around wrist. Fringe of leather for decoration at wrist.
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, ACCESSORY
Start Date
1915
End Date
1986
Description
Left handed leather glove. Pattern of three flowers stitched in coloured thread across wrist area. Single red flower edged with blue on back of hand area. Red fabric band around wrist. Fringe of leather for decoration at wrist.
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
Width
17
Length
36.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
Width measured at widest part across wrist
Accession No.
2012.71.2
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
Left handed leather glove with blue, red and green beaded floral design. Red band across wrist area formed by groupings of 2 beads side by side and spaced in a row. Top wrist area leather cut in jagged design.
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
Left handed leather glove with blue, red and green beaded floral design. Red band across wrist area formed by groupings of 2 beads side by side and spaced in a row. Top wrist area leather cut in jagged design.
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
Width
14
Length
25
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length is approximate, fingers cannot be fully extended. Width measurement taken at widest point across upper wrist.
Accession No.
2012.71.3
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
Right handed leather glove with floral / plant design sewn on in pink and green pastle covered threads. Small rhinestone beads have been used to outline the design. Black "x's and o's" design across the top of the wrist area. Fringed leather stripes decorate near the wrist. Inside lined with black …
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
Right handed leather glove with floral / plant design sewn on in pink and green pastle covered threads. Small rhinestone beads have been used to outline the design. Black "x's and o's" design across the top of the wrist area. Fringed leather stripes decorate near the wrist. Inside lined with black fabric.
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
Width
18
Length
34
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
Width measured at wrist, widest part
Accession No.
2012.71.5
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
Left handed leather glove. Decorated with flowers stitched in various coloured thread. Leather fringe near wrist opening.
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
Left handed leather glove. Decorated with flowers stitched in various coloured thread. Leather fringe near wrist opening.
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
Width
16
Length
32.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
Width measured across wrist at widest part
Accession No.
2012.71.4
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
White right handed leather glove with three round pearl-like buttons on the wrist. Top of hand has three verticle lines for decoration. Inside is stamped: "PERRIN'S MAKE" in blue ink. Other small blue marks around the top of the wrist. Other black text marks illegible. Possible that these are Perri…
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Title
Ladies Glove
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, ACCESSORY
Start Date
1893
End Date
1959
Period or Date Notes
based on start date of company, style, use of gloves in fashion
Description
White right handed leather glove with three round pearl-like buttons on the wrist. Top of hand has three verticle lines for decoration. Inside is stamped: "PERRIN'S MAKE" in blue ink. Other small blue marks around the top of the wrist. Other black text marks illegible. Possible that these are Perrin's Court Suede gloves based on similar styles seen online. In online example left handed glove (missing from this set) was stamped with the glove style.
History Of Use
Perrin or Perrin's of France was founded in 1893. Kid and other leather gloves were sold throughout the early to mid 1900s. Perrin is still in business in 2019.
Accession No.
2001.11.4
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
ANIMAL-LEATHER;
Description
Pair of white deerskin gloves with three rib decoration across back of hand
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Other Names
Deerskin gloves
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, ACCESSORY
Start Date
1930
End Date
1940
Period or Date Notes
Information provided by donor
Description
Pair of white deerskin gloves with three rib decoration across back of hand
History Of Use
Donor information, states that these gloves date back to 1930 to1940.
Material
ANIMAL-LEATHER;
Width
9
Length
23.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length from tip of middle finger
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
1990.195.1 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Pair of leather gloves with decorative flowers stiched in multi coloured threads. Band of blue ribbon across the wrist, red ribbon added to the sides of the wrist. Black fabric across the top. Leather tassles along the side.
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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
Pair of leather gloves with decorative flowers stiched in multi coloured threads. Band of blue ribbon across the wrist, red ribbon added to the sides of the wrist. Black fabric across the top. Leather tassles along the side.
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
Width
17
Length
35
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
Width measured at widest point across the wrist
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
2012.71.1 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images

Handkerchief and Soft Collar Holder

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Description
a) Handkerchief holder or bag, made of brown leather with strap and silver buckle with engraving. Interior has two pockets, one labeled ' Soft Collars', the other ' Handkerchiefs' in gold stylized writing. Interior of the pockets is a blue and orange floral patterned fabric. b) white linen handherc…
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Other Names
collar bag
Handkerchief bag
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
PERSONAL GEAR
Start Date
1830
End Date
1930
Period or Date Notes
Source: https://library.wustl.edu/advertising-19th-century-detachable-collar/, accessed 1/18/2019
Description
a) Handkerchief holder or bag, made of brown leather with strap and silver buckle with engraving. Interior has two pockets, one labeled ' Soft Collars', the other ' Handkerchiefs' in gold stylized writing. Interior of the pockets is a blue and orange floral patterned fabric. b) white linen handherchief with "M" embroidered in red thread. c) white linen handherchief
History Of Use
Detachable collars worn by men that were unstarched were referred to as "soft collars". Detachable collars were most popular from the mid nineteenth to early twentieth centuries.
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1990.64.1 a-c
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
FABRIC-COTTON; PLASTIC; FABRIC-FELT;
Description
Cap of grey cotton with yellow band around the mid section. Black plastic band stretches across the front above the brim. Brim is curved and flat. Tag inside reads: "Western Made / Totem Brand / Made by Western Cap Co. Ltd. / Vancouver Canada". Stylized image of a totem pole included. Hat is size 7…
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Title
Band Hat
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, HEADWEAR
Start Date
1935
End Date
1945
Period or Date Notes
CIRCA 1935:1945
Description
Cap of grey cotton with yellow band around the mid section. Black plastic band stretches across the front above the brim. Brim is curved and flat. Tag inside reads: "Western Made / Totem Brand / Made by Western Cap Co. Ltd. / Vancouver Canada". Stylized image of a totem pole included. Hat is size 7 1/2. Interior labels and green felt are covered by a plastic lining.
History Of Use
Hat was worn by Reginald John Collison as a member of the Rotary Band. Reginald Collison came to Smithers in 1928, deceased 1985.
Material
FABRIC-COTTON; PLASTIC; FABRIC-FELT;
Diameter
Top: 26.5 Base: 75
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1996.160.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Off-white pink tinged pill box hat with lace hanging down the front (would go in front of wearer's face). The lace strands narrow down each side and meet at a point with a square of velvet and a small rhinestone. There is a velvet ribbon around the hat that meets at the front in a bow and meets in …
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Title
Pillbox hat
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, HEADWEAR
Start Date
1930
End Date
1970
Description
Off-white pink tinged pill box hat with lace hanging down the front (would go in front of wearer's face). The lace strands narrow down each side and meet at a point with a square of velvet and a small rhinestone. There is a velvet ribbon around the hat that meets at the front in a bow and meets in a simple cross at the back.
Accession No.
2018.25.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
FABRIC-WOOL;
Description
a) black cloth hat with a flat brim, top is coated in plastic. Grey decorative cord is stretched across front of the hat and held at each side by silver buttons embossed with a design that looks like an urn or harp. Inside is a faded grey makers mark: "A.B. Hewer Co. / Caps". Brown leather band aro…
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Title
Smithers Band Hat
Manufacturer
A.B. Hewer Co.
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, HEADWEAR
Start Date
1930
End Date
1940
Period or Date Notes
CIRCA 1930:1940
Description
a) black cloth hat with a flat brim, top is coated in plastic. Grey decorative cord is stretched across front of the hat and held at each side by silver buttons embossed with a design that looks like an urn or harp. Inside is a faded grey makers mark: "A.B. Hewer Co. / Caps". Brown leather band around the interior rim. b) gold pin with same symbol as the silver buttons, pinned to front of the hat.
History Of Use
Band hat worn by Reginald Collison as a member of the Smithers Band (sometimes called "Gray's Orchestra"). Collison arrived in Smithers in 1928, died in 1985.
Material
FABRIC-WOOL;
Length
29.5
Diameter
Outside: 23.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
1996.160.3 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images

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