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Memorial Wing of the Bulkley Valley Hospital

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Date Range
[195-]
Collection
Louis Schibli fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
Louis Schibli fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Louis Schibli
Fonds No.
PF17
Item No.
P1640
Accession No.
1988.3.11
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 12.5 x 10 cm
1 negative: b&w - (msg 2019)
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
[195-]
History / Biographical
Rose Adomeit and an unidentified patient in the Memorial Wing of the BVDH.
Subject Access
Bulkley Valley District Hospital
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Negative copy also available.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Government Liquor Store, Main Street, Smithers, B.C.

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Date Range
[197-]
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P5170
Physical Description
1 photograph: col., 11 x 9 cm
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
1200 dpi
Date Range
[197-]
Subject Access
Government Liquor Store
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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McLaughlin, family record

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Date Range
[1833-1857]
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Item is a family record of births and marriages in the McLaughlin family.
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Fonds No.
C1
File No.
File 69
Item No.
1990.122.1
Accession No.
1990.122
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Date Range
[1833-1857]
Scope and Content
Item is a family record of births and marriages in the McLaughlin family.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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P.B. Treacy, family bible

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Date Range
1855
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Item is a bible owned by P.B. Treacy. Pressed flowers are found amongst the pages and a homemade cross-stiched bookmark is found in the front cover.
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Fonds No.
C1
File No.
65
Item No.
1978.123.7
Accession No.
1978.123.7
Physical Description
7 cm of textual records
Date Range
1855
Publication
New York: D. & J. Sadlier & Co.
Scope and Content
Item is a bible owned by P.B. Treacy. Pressed flowers are found amongst the pages and a homemade cross-stiched bookmark is found in the front cover.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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James Cronin

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Date Range
[187-?]
Collection
Cronin Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
Cronin Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Taber
Fonds No.
PF11
Item No.
P1450
Accession No.
1985.19
Physical Description
1 photograph; sepia; 10.5 x 16.5 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
[187-?]
Notes
Negative copy also available.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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First bridge at Hagwilget, B.C.

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Date Range
1872
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
[Alexander Horetzky]
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P1453
Accession No.
1986.4
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 25.5 x 20 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
1872
History / Biographical
Bridge was made by local Indigenous persons, using poles and rope made from cedar bark.
Geographic Access
Hagwilget, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Correspondence, C.T. Waterhouse

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Date Range
July 5, 1880
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Fonds No.
C1
File No.
35
Accession No.
1982.34
Physical Description
1 letter
Date Range
July 5, 1880
Custodial History
Record was collected by Mary Wood.
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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Fred Phillips, certificates and notes

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Date Range
1885-1887
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.
32
Accession No.
1982.34
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Date Range
1885-1887
Custodial History
Records were collected by Mary Wood.
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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James Ernest Kirby fonds

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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
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
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 1906, 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. 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. 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. James Kirby remarried in December 24, 1925, to Caroline Jane Humphrey. 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 celebrated his 100th birthday on February 25th 1965 with a dinner party at the Smithers Restaurant, at which he received gifts from local notables and officials. Kirby died later that year.
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 called "Odds and Ends" and 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

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Personal papers

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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
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Mining Recorder

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Date Range
[1885-1913]
Collection
James Ernest Kirby fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Series includes a revenue collector’s ledger and a certificate to work ledger created during Kirby’s time as a Mining Recorder.
Collection
James Ernest Kirby fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Creator
James Ernest Kirby
Fonds No.
PF1
Series No.
S1
Accession No.
1971.2
2007.6
Physical Description
2.5 cm of textual records
Date Range
[1885-1913]
Scope and Content
Series includes a revenue collector’s ledger and a certificate to work ledger created during Kirby’s time as a Mining Recorder.
Arrangement
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.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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Wedding portrait of Fred and Ann Heal

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Date Range
1886
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Scope and Content
Painted wedding portrait of Fred Heal and his wife Ann Anderson. Probably taken in Victoria.
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P3341
Physical Description
1 negative: b&w; 8 x 6.5 cm
Scan Resolution
300dpi
Date Range
1886
History / Biographical
Fred and Ann Heal moved with their eight children from Victoria to the Bulkley Valley in 1903, settling near Tyhee Lake. They were among the earliest European settlers to farm in the Valley. Ann served as Aldermere's postmistress and was the first mining recorder in the Valley.
Scope and Content
Painted wedding portrait of Fred Heal and his wife Ann Anderson. Probably taken in Victoria.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Headshot of unidentified (Bannister?) woman

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Date Range
[1890s-1900s?]
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Scope and Content
Formal headshot of a woman with roses on her collar. Probably a member of the Bannister family. Looks turn-of-the-century.
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P7826
Accession No.
982.4.1
Physical Description
1 photograph; b&w
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
Date Range
[1890s-1900s?]
Custodial History
Item was discovered during the cleaning of Room 6 in September 2020 and accessioned.
Scope and Content
Formal headshot of a woman with roses on her collar. Probably a member of the Bannister family. Looks turn-of-the-century.
Notes
"Bannister" on back of photo.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Alfred Coldwell Fowler fonds

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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.
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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Hauling freight from Ashcroft to Barkerville

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Date Range
1892
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P2521
Accession No.
1983.15.1
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 3 x 3.8 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
1892
Subject Access
Gold rush
Geographic Access
Ashcroft, B.C.
Barkerville, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Joseph Coyle

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Date Range
1894
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P4000
Physical Description
1 Photograph: sepia; 25 x 20 cm
Scan Resolution
600 dpi
Date Range
1894
Notes
Written on back of photo: "Joe Coyle, Ottawa, 1894, age 23"
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Willard D. Tompson fonds

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Date Range
[1896-1967]
Collection
Willard D. Tompson fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
cartographic material
textual record
graphic material
Scope and Content
Fonds primarily reflects the business activities of Tompson while working as a geologist for Lost Resources Mining Syndicate, relating to the review of Ronald C. Campbell-Johnston’s mining claims.
Collection
Willard D. Tompson fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
cartographic material
textual record
graphic material
Fonds No.
PF9
Accession No.
1985.6
1985.25
1990.113
1990.135
1990.140
1990.209
Physical Description
76.2 cm of textual records
178 photographs
41 cartographic items
Date Range
[1896-1967]
History / Biographical
Willard Dudley Tompson was born November 26, 1926 in Mexico, Missouri. He served with the U.S. Army, stationed in Berlin from 1945 to 1946. Tompson moved his family to Vancouver in 1962 to pursue a career as a geologist in mineral exploration. In 1974, he relocated to Smithers, BC. By 1999, Tompson was Vice President of Telkwa Gold Corporation and retired to Vernon, BC in 2001. Tompson passed away on January 30, 2015.
Custodial History
The papers of Ronald C. Campbell-Johnston, and his daughter Maisie Armytage Moore, were collected by Tompson during his contract with Lost Resources Mining Syndicate to investigate the mining claims of Campbell-Johnston.
Tompson bought the papers of Francis Bell Chettleburgh at an estate sale. Since, these records are not related to Tompson or his work, they have been separated and arranged under their own fonds (see: PF10).
Scope and Content
Fonds primarily reflects the business activities of Tompson while working as a geologist for Lost Resources Mining Syndicate, relating to the review of Ronald C. Campbell-Johnston’s mining claims.
Fonds is arranged into two sous-fonds:
1. Ronald C. Campbell-Johnston
2. Amy Campbell-Johnston Hurley
Records include reports, correspondence, maps, pamphlets and photographs.
Related Material
Francis Bell Chettleburgh fonds (PF10)
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Ronald Campbell-Johnston sous-fonds

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Date Range
[1896-1935]
Collection
Willard D. Tompson fonds
Ronald C. Campbell-Johnston sous-fonds
Description Level
Sous-fonds
GMD
textual record
graphic material
cartographic material
Scope and Content
Sous-fonds is arranged into one series: Business records. Records were created in the course of Ronald C. Campbell-Johnston’s time as a geologist in mining exploration. Records include reports, brochures, maps, sketches, and photographs.
Collection
Willard D. Tompson fonds
Ronald C. Campbell-Johnston sous-fonds
Description Level
Sous-fonds
GMD
textual record
graphic material
cartographic material
Creator
Ronald C. Campbell-Johnston
Fonds No.
PF9 SF1
Accession No.
1985.6
1985.25
1990.113
1990.135
1990.140
1990.209
Physical Description
74 cm of textual records
178 photographs
41 cartographic items
Date Range
[1896-1935]
History / Biographical
Ronald C. Campbell-Johnston was born September 18, 1863 in England to Robert Alexander Campbell-Johnston and Frances Palliser. He was married to Amy Ellen Chadwick Merry and had a daughter Amy Campbell-Johnston, born November 27, 1886. Around 1989, Campbell Johnston and his family immigrated to Canada to work as a geologist in mineral exploration, providing reports on mining and mineral claims for various claim holders. Campbell-Johnston passed away October 29, 1929 at the age of 66, in Vancouver, BC.
Scope and Content
Sous-fonds is arranged into one series: Business records. Records were created in the course of Ronald C. Campbell-Johnston’s time as a geologist in mining exploration. Records include reports, brochures, maps, sketches, and photographs.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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Business Records

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Date Range
[1896-1935]
Collection
Ronald C. Campbell-Johnston sous-fonds
Willard D. Tompson fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
graphic material
cartographic material
Scope and Content
Records primarily pertain to a multitude of mining companies and groups Campbell-Johnston compiled reports for in a number of mining divisions across British Columbia, including: Groundhog Mountain Coal Lands, Omineca, Kamloops, Nelson, Slocan, Yale, New Westminister, Quatsino, Vancouver, Similkame…
Collection
Ronald C. Campbell-Johnston sous-fonds
Willard D. Tompson fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
graphic material
cartographic material
Fonds No.
PF9 SF1
Series No.
S1
Accession No.
1985.6
1985.25
1990.113
1990.135
1990.140
1990.209
Physical Description
74 cm of textual records
178 photographs
cartographic materials
Date Range
[1896-1935]
Scope and Content
Records primarily pertain to a multitude of mining companies and groups Campbell-Johnston compiled reports for in a number of mining divisions across British Columbia, including: Groundhog Mountain Coal Lands, Omineca, Kamloops, Nelson, Slocan, Yale, New Westminister, Quatsino, Vancouver, Similkameen, Osoyoos, Portland Canal, Queen Charlotte Islands, Alberni, Nicola and Comox.
Type of Record
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Belt Buckles

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Description
Two round belt buckles with a twist like border around the perimeter and an oriental pattern cut into the buckle. A: has a raised bar and a flat hook on the back B: has a raised bar, but no hook.
Category
PERSONAL OBJECTS
Sub-Category
CLOTHING, ACCESSORY
Period or Date Notes
1897
Description
Two round belt buckles with a twist like border around the perimeter and an oriental pattern cut into the buckle. A: has a raised bar and a flat hook on the back B: has a raised bar, but no hook.
History Of Use
"In 1897 an uncle brought this from the orient. He came to visit us at Port Simpson and brought assam tea from his plantation in India" - information from catalogue card found Dec 2003 - JY
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
1971.1.20 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

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