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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.
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
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.
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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.
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Pack train on telegraph line north of Hazelton

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Date Range
[1900s]
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.
P2899
Accession No.
988.2.1
Physical Description
Negative
Scan Resolution
300dpi
600dpi
Negative Number
F249
Date Range
[1900s]
History / Biographical
Man may be Jean Caux's (aka Cataline's) assistant, Dave Wiggins.
Geographic Access
Hazelton, B.C.
Notes
Discovered in a house in Prince Rupert.
Type of Record
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Pioneer Ranch, McInnes Bros.

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Date Range
[1900s]
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
William E. Covert
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P0220
Accession No.
1979.7.140
Physical Description
b&w print: 15 x 10 cm
Scan Resolution
96dpi
Negative Number
F28; F29
Date Range
[1900s]
History / Biographical
Property of Archibald and Jessie (Aitken) McInnes, Scottish immigrants that settled in Hazelton in 1904.
Notes
While it is written as McInnis Bros. on the photograph, the spelling is McInnes. Negative copy also available.
Reproduction Restrictions
Copyright belongs to BC Royal Archives.
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S.S. Monte Cristo

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Date Range
ca 1900
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Horace Wrinch
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P7080
Accession No.
2019.29
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w slide; 8.2 x 8.1 cm
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
Date Range
ca 1900
History / Biographical
Possibly taken by Dr. Horace Wrinch on his journey upriver to Hazelton, BC.
Geographic Access
Skeena River
Notes
Information provided by Geoff Mynett
Type of Record
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Mountain range, [Hazelton B.C?]

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Date Range
ca 1900
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Horace Wrinch
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P7081
Accession No.
2019.29
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w slide; 8.2 x 8.1 cm
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
Date Range
ca 1900
History / Biographical
Possibly taken by Dr. Horace Wrinch on his journey upriver to Hazelton, BC.
Notes
Information provided by Geoff Mynett
Type of Record
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Pioneer Ranch, North Bulkley, B.C., near Hazelton, early 1900s

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Date Range
early 1900s
Collection
McInnes Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
McInnes Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on photographs from same donation.
Fonds No.
PF7
Item No.
P5948
Accession No.
1987.57
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 33 x 28.5 cm (in frame)
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
600 dpi
Date Range
early 1900s
Custodial History
Item originally from the home (Pioneer Ranch) of Archie and Jessie McInnes, and eventually was held by their daughter, Vera Frank, before being given to their grandson, Archie Strimbold.
Subject Access
Pioneer Ranch
Notes
Witsuwit'en man on horse is "Little" Joe Patrick, brother of K'ëlikh Rosie Sam.
Backing of frame was replaced at some point and is not the original.
Type of Record
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Pioneer Ranch, North Bulkley, B.C., near Hazelton, early 1900s. First residence of the McInnes family.

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Date Range
early 1900s
Collection
McInnes Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
McInnes Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on information written on back of frame.
Fonds No.
PF7
Item No.
P5949
Accession No.
1987.57
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 33 x 28.5 cm (in frame)
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
600 dpi
Date Range
early 1900s
Custodial History
Item originally from the home (Pioneer Ranch) of Archie and Jessie McInnes, and eventually was held by their daughter, Vera Frank, before being given to their grandson, Archie Strimbold.
Subject Access
Pioneer Ranch
Notes
Written on back of frame: "Pioneer Ranch - North Bulkley B.C. (near Hazelton) early 1900's. First resident of the McInnes family"
Type of Record
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Alice Wrinch

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Date Range
ca July/August 1900
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Horace Wrinch
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P7069
Accession No.
2019.29
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w slide; 8.2 x 8.1 cm
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
1200 dpi
Date Range
ca July/August 1900
History / Biographical
Woman in the photo identified as Alice Wrinch, Dr. Horace Wrinch's wife. Possibly taken in Stanley Park in Vancouver while the Wrinch family was on their way to Hazelton, BC.
Geographic Access
Vancouver, B.C.
Notes
Information provided by Geoff Mynett
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Alice Wrinch

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Date Range
ca July/August 1900
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Horace Wrinch
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P7070
Accession No.
2019.29
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w slide; 8.2 x 8.1 cm
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
1200 dpi
Date Range
ca July/August 1900
History / Biographical
Woman in the photo identified as Alice Wrinch, Dr. Horace Wrinch's wife. Possibly taken in Stanley Park in Vancouver while the Wrinch family was on their way to Hazelton, BC.
Geographic Access
Vancouver, B.C.
Notes
Information provided by Geoff Mynett
Type of Record
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Alice Wrinch

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Date Range
ca July/August 1900
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Horace Wrinch
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P7071
Accession No.
2019.29
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w slide; 8.2 x 8.1 cm
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
1200 dpi
Date Range
ca July/August 1900
History / Biographical
Woman on the far left identified as Alice Wrinch, Dr. Horace Wrinch's wife. Likely this photo was taken in Port Essington or Port Simpson while the Wrinch family travelled to Hazelton, BC.
Geographic Access
Port Essington, B.C.
Port Simpson, B.C.
Notes
Information provided by Geoff Mynett
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[Port Essington?]

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Date Range
ca August 1900
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Horace Wrinch
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P7073
Accession No.
2019.29
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w slide; 8.2 x 8.1 cm
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
Date Range
ca August 1900
History / Biographical
Possibly taken in Port Essington while the Wrinch family travelled to Hazelton, BC.
Geographic Access
Port Essington, B.C.
Notes
Information provided by Geoff Mynett
Type of Record
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[Port Essington?] cannery

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Date Range
ca August 1900
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Horace Wrinch
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P7074
Accession No.
2019.29
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w slide; 8.2 x 8.1 cm
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
Date Range
ca August 1900
History / Biographical
Possibly taken while the Wrinch family travelled to Hazelton, BC.
Notes
Information provided by Geoff Mynett
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Alice Wrinch

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Date Range
ca September 1900
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Horace Wrinch
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P7072
Accession No.
2019.29
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w slide; 8.2 x 8.1 cm
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
Date Range
ca September 1900
History / Biographical
Woman in the grey dress sitting on the steps identified as Alice Wrinch, Dr. Horace Wrinch's wife. This photo was likely taken in Port Essington while the Wrinch family travelled to Hazelton, BC.
Geographic Access
Port Essington, B.C.
Notes
Information provided by Geoff Mynett
Type of Record
Archival Description

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The Steamwheeler " Hazelton" on the Skeena River

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Date Range
ca 1901-1914
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.
P1554
Accession No.
1987.11.1
Physical Description
1 Photograph: b&w; 14 x 8.5 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
ca 1901-1914
Geographic Access
Skeena River
Notes
Negative copy also available.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Casbit William on Dr. Horace Wrinch's porch, Hazelton, B.C.

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Date Range
ca 1903-1907
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Horace Wrinch
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P7097
Accession No.
2019.29
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w slide; 8.2 x 8.1 cm
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
Date Range
ca 1903-1907
History / Biographical
Photograph taken by Dr. Horace Wrinch on the porch of his house in Hazelton, B.C. It is likely a Wrinch child pictured in the background. Casbit William is a wing chief from Yikh Ts'iwit'an' (Thin house). and Witsuwit'en medicine man.
Geographic Access
Hazelton, B.C.
Notes
Information on Dr. Wrinch provided by Geoff Mynett. Information on Casbit William from Ways of Our Ancestors (2016, second edition)
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Dr. Horace C. Wrinch's office, Hazelton, B.C.

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Date Range
[after 1903]
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
William Walter Wrathall
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P4087
Accession No.
2000.6
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 21 x 16 cm
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
600 dpi
Date Range
[after 1903]
Geographic Access
Hazelton, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Hazelton Hospital

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Date Range
ca 1904
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Horace Wrinch
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P7102
Accession No.
2019.29
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w slide; 8.2 x 8.1 cm
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
Date Range
ca 1904
History / Biographical
The Hazelton Hospital was built in 1904 by Dr. Horace Wrinch. Extensions to each end were added a few years later.
Subject Access
Hazelton Hospital
Geographic Access
Hazelton, B.C.
Notes
Information provided by Geoff Mynett
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Hazelton Hospital and Wrinch family home, Hazelton, B.C.

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Date Range
ca 1904
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Horace Wrinch
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P7103
Accession No.
2019.29
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w slide; 8.2 x 8.1 cm
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
Date Range
ca 1904
History / Biographical
The Wrinch house, pictured on the right, was built in 1903. The Hazelton Hospital, pictured on the left, was built in 1904.
Subject Access
Hazelton Hospital
Geographic Access
Hazelton, B.C.
Notes
Information provided by Geoff Mynett
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Dr. Horace Wrinch's medical office, Hazelton, B.C.

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Date Range
ca 1904
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Horace Wrinch
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P7104
Accession No.
2019.29
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w slide; 8.2 x 8.1 cm
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
Date Range
ca 1904
History / Biographical
As well as being a doctor and surgeon at the Hazelton Hospital, Dr. Horace Wrinch ran a medical practice from his home.
Geographic Access
Hazelton, B.C.
Notes
Information provided by Geoff Mynett
Type of Record
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