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Dominion Experimental Substation float, Main Street, Smithers, B.C.

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Date Range
ca. 1949
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on information written on back of photograph.
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P5911
Accession No.
2017.131
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 15 x 10 cm
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
Date Range
ca. 1949
Subject Access
Dominion Experimental Substation
William "Wiggs" O'Neill
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Photo is a modern reprint
Written on back of the photograph: "O'Neills Garage Main St."
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images

Muriel Adams Rosenblatt correspondence

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Date Range
1996-2002
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Three letters written by fomer Smithers resident Muriel Adams Rosenblatt. The first (2020.13.1) dates from April 1996 and was sent to the Interior News for the town's 75th anniversary; it details her childhood in Smithers and her life afterwards. The second (2020.13.2) is a companion to the first l…
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Creator
Muriel Rosenblatt
Fonds No.
C1
Accession No.
2020.13.1
2020.13.2
2020.13.3
Date Range
1996-2002
History / Biographical
Muriel Adams Rosenblatt was the daughter of J. Mason Adams (Smithers' first druggist) and Bertha L. Adams. She was born in Hazelton in 1910 and later moved to Telkwa and then Smithers in 1914. The family left for southern California in August 1927 due to the ill health of Muriel's sister Doris. She returned to Smithers for the first time for a visit in 1970. In 1996 she wrote to the Interior News for Smithers' 75th anniversary, giving her recollections of life in town.
Custodial History
These items were stored with BVM internal records for an unknown length of time before being discovered and formally accessioned in May 2020.
Scope and Content
Three letters written by fomer Smithers resident Muriel Adams Rosenblatt. The first (2020.13.1) dates from April 1996 and was sent to the Interior News for the town's 75th anniversary; it details her childhood in Smithers and her life afterwards. The second (2020.13.2) is a companion to the first letter explaining its purpose. The third (2020.13.3) is dated October 9, 2002 and thanks 'Linda' for sending her an article on pioneer women, as well as giving more recollections about Smithers.
Subject Access
Avis Wall Reid
Bertha Louise Adams
Ernest Hann
Interior News
J. Mason Adams
James Porteous
Oswald Hoskins
Patricia Hartnett Kring
Vina Eby
William "Wiggs" O'Neill
Geographic Access
Hazelton, B.C.
Smithers, B.C.
Telkwa, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Sunday school picnic Hazelton July 12 1913

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Date Range
July 12 1913
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on captioned P4100
Creator
William Walter Wrathall
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P4041
Accession No.
2000.6
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 21 x 16 cm
1 photograph: sepia; 21 x 16 cm
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
600 dpi
Date Range
July 12 1913
Subject Access
William "Wiggs" O'Neill
Geographic Access
Hazelton, B.C.
Notes
Photographs are identical except for colour.
Vehicle is William "Wiggs" O'Neill's Packard truck taxi
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images

Sunday school picnic Hazelton July 12 1913

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Date Range
July 12 1913
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on captioned P4100
Creator
William Walter Wrathall
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P4042
Accession No.
2000.6
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 20 x 16.5 cm
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
600 dpi
Date Range
July 12 1913
Subject Access
William "Wiggs" O'Neill
Geographic Access
Hazelton, B.C.
Notes
Vehicle is William "Wiggs" O'Neill's Packard truck taxi
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images

Sunday school picnic Hazelton July 12 1913

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Date Range
July 12, 1913
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
William Walter Wrathall
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P4100
Accession No.
2000.6
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 25 x 20 cm
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
600 dpi
Date Range
July 12, 1913
Subject Access
William "Wiggs" O'Neill
Geographic Access
Hazelton, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images

Willam "Wiggs" O'Neill's taxi parked at the Glacier House

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Date Range
1911
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on photograph contents.
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P0753
Accession No.
1982.2.9
Physical Description
1 photograph: b & w; 11.5 x 7cm.
Date Range
1911
History / Biographical
The GTP stopped at Hazelton so Wiggs ran a seven passenger taxi to Telkwa. It took 12 hours from New Hazelton to Aldermere. The Wilcocks family arrived in Smithers in 1913 and the father, Charles, ran the Red Front Store. Eileen married Roger Wright who worked for the GTP.
Subject Access
William "Wiggs" O'Neill
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Photograph is a modern reprint.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on photograph contents.
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P0651
Accession No.
1981.20.695
Physical Description
1 photograph: b & w; 25 x 20.5cm.
Scan Resolution
96dpi
Negative Number
F52; F195
History / Biographical
Wiggs was born in 1882 in Barkerville. He was contracted to clear the Smithers townsite in 1913 and married Marion Steele in 1913. They had two sons, Mike and William. He opened a garage, theater, and power plant and ran taxi boats and trucks. He also wrote two books and was known for his sense of humour and practical jokes.
Subject Access
William "Wiggs" O'Neill
Notes
Negative copy also available.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images

William "Wiggs" O'Neill and [Marion Steele?] dressed up in costumes

https://search.bvmuseum.org/permalink/descriptions1414
Date Range
[1910s]
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on photograph contents.
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P0652
Accession No.
1981.20.697
Physical Description
1 photograph: b & w; 17.5 x 12.5cm.
Scan Resolution
96dpi
Negative Number
F52
Date Range
[1910s]
Subject Access
William "Wiggs" O'Neill
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Photograph is a modern reprint.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images

William "Wiggs" O'Neill's tunnel boat, the Kitexchan, going up the Skeena River in Hazelton, B.C.

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Date Range
1911
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on written description on backside of postcard.
Creator
William Walter Wrathall
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P0747
Accession No.
1982.2.3
Physical Description
1 postcard: b & w; 14 x 9cm.
Negative Number
F72
Date Range
1911
History / Biographical
Wiggs brought this tunnel boat to the Skeena in 1911.
Subject Access
William "Wiggs" O'Neill
Geographic Access
Hazelton, B.C.
Rocher de Boule
Skeena River
Notes
The hand written letter- "Dear Mama, Old Matt arrived today.[?] much excited having beat the "Port Simpson" in a race to Hazelton- she is telling me all about the furniture sale etc. That must have been right in the old Jews [?]- ha! Well we conservatives are in power now [?]! Pretty good election eh? The inlands is leaving at 9 in the morning. Love W.J.D" Addressed to Mrs Alexander in Vancouver B.C.
Negative copy also available.
Written on backside of postcard: Added after- "Wiggs says to the only launch to get up Skeena to Hazelton. Taken overland to Aldermere. Then to Francois Lake. Name was Kitexchan. 'Peope of the Big River.'
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images

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