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Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds

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Date Range
1913-1917
Collection
Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
Scope and Content
Fonds contains photographs of Smithers during the first four years of its existence as a settlement (1913-1917), taken by Gilbert Clarke Killam. Subjects include people, buildings, street and town views, landscapes/scenery, industry, and special events (plays, concerts, the Fall Fair, etc.)
Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds Fonds No. PF26 Accession No. 1979.7, 1980.9, 1980.16, 1980.26, 1981.1, 1981.8, 1981.10, 1981.13, 1981.36, 1981.37, 1982.1, 1982.10, 1982.19, 1982.29, 1982.30, 1984.7, 1985.17, 1986.4, 1987.1, 1987.12, 1987.14, 1987.31, 1988.19, 1989.28, 1990.32, 1990.72, 1990.210
Collection
Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Gilbert Clarke Killam
Fonds No.
PF26
Accession No.
1979.7
1980.9
1980.16
1980.26
1981.1
1981.8
1981.10
1981.13
1981.36
1981.37
1982.1
1982.10
1982.19
1982.29
1982.30
1984.7
1985.17
1986.4
1987.1
1987.12
1987.14
1987.31
1988.19
1989.28
1990.32
1990.72
1990.210
1990.212
1992.9
1992.33
1992.34
1995.6
2004.60
2004.61
2004.62
2017.43
2018.2
2018.71
2019.22
Physical Description
276 b&w photographs
Date Range
1913-1917
History / Biographical
Gilbert Clarke Killam was born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, on March 6, 1863 to John Killam and Lucy Anne Harris. He married Jennie Mary Sanderson (born in St. Petersberg, Prince Edward Island) in 1891 and together they had three sons: Arthur Sanderson, Gilbert Wallace, and Thomas Harold. The family lived in Pasadena, California for a number of years. Killam listed his trade as “architect.” In 1898, the Killam family moved to Dawson City, Yukon, where Gilbert worked as a Customs Agent while continuing to do some architectural work. From the Yukon, the Killams moved to Vancouver, BC, in 1911 and then to Smithers, BC, when it was first founded in 1913. Killam was active in the Smithers community affairs and served as treasurer of the Smithers Citizens’ Association. He also drafted plans in 1914 for a two-storey building on Main Street for the Gray Jewelry Co., and a home for R.G. Barnett on Second Avenue. Killam lived in Smithers from 1913 to 1917, photographing Smithers in its infancy. Killam used glass plate negatives, most commonly 5 x 7 and 8 x 10 inches in size, printing “Killam” or “G.C.K” on the negative to indicate authorship. In 1917, Killam enlisted in the Canadian Army while his wife, Jennie, remained in Seattle, Washington. He served in the Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force. Killam was demobilized in 1921, and not much is known about Killam after this time. He appears in the 1921 census in Victoria, BC, without his family, and by 1935, Killam was living in Palm Springs, California. Gilbert Clarke Killam passed away on October 27, 1945.
Custodial History
The original glass plate negatives “disappeared” for a number of years until 1954, when they were discovered in a building used as the post office. They were later given to Smithers' main photographer, Louis Schibli, who donated them to the museum in the 1980s. Various photos taken by Gilbert Clarke Killam were accessioned into the collection and added to this fonds over the years. In July 2020, all photos and albums in the database with Killam listed as the creator were transferred to this fonds. Most of these had previously been in the BVM visual records collection, although the souvenir photo albums (2004.61, containing photos P4534-P4569) had been part of the discrete items collection.
Scope and Content
Fonds contains photographs of Smithers during the first four years of its existence as a settlement (1913-1917), taken by Gilbert Clarke Killam. Subjects include people, buildings, street and town views, landscapes/scenery, industry, and special events (plays, concerts, the Fall Fair, etc.)
Arrangement
This fonds does not have a specific arrangement; photos are listed at item-level and ordered by their P numbers. The two photograph albums (2004.61 and 1992.34) have file-level descriptions, but all of their photos have been removed and listed as individual items.
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Note that there may still be unidentified Killam photos in the collection that have not yet been made part of this fonds (likely due to not having Killam listed as a creator on the database).
Type of Record
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Falls at Hudson Bay Glacier postcard

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Date Range
1914
Collection
Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Gilbert Clarke Killam
Fonds No.
PF26
Item No.
P4483
Accession No.
2004.60.1
Physical Description
BW print: 14 x 8.5
Scan Resolution
600 dpi
300 dpi
Date Range
1914
Type of Record
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Postcard, Jessie Howes

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Date Range
March 20 [?]
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Postcard is written by Jessie Howes to C.E. Batzold in Sardis, B.C.
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Fonds No.
C1
File No.
File 178
Item No.
2010.6.1
Accession No.
2010.6
Date Range
March 20 [?]
Scope and Content
Postcard is written by Jessie Howes to C.E. Batzold in Sardis, B.C.
Notes
Text written on postcard: "Mon. Mar 20. Dear Friends: - Have intended to write for the last month. Have not got to it yet but [?] wonder how you are -- We have all been sick with Grippe Weather is so changeable now -- Had you heard of Mr, Kynch's death -- So suddenly. Went to hopsital on Thurs. P.M. & died Fri. A.M. & formerly Molly Wakefield at Telkwa died. & left a 13 dy [sic] old baby. Mrs. Ward has been in hospital all winter to [sic] -- Mrs. Raymond has a baby boy also Mrs [Douney] has a baby boy Dr. White stoped [sic] between trains last week -- Dr. Wallace has enlisted -- leaves Apr. 10th How is Marjorie - Did Mr Killam send the picture -- He said he'd attend to it at once -- Let me know -- I'll see him again if he has not sent it -- My Father is in poor health & I may go home anytime -- I am going to write a letter before long -- you write -- Mrs [Bigerow?] & Miss Miller are in Tacoma Wash. -- Love to all -- Jessie Howes"
Type of Record
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Coal vein near Lake Kathlyn

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Date Range
[1913-1917]
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Scope and Content
Killam postcard showing an exposed coal seam near Lake Kathlyn.
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Gilbert Clarke Killam
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P3764
Accession No.
Part of P3714-P3799, accession number unknown
Physical Description
1 Photograph: sepia
Scan Resolution
600 dpi
Date Range
[1913-1917]
Custodial History
Photographs were donated by Warren Harrer (Jr?), likely in the late 1990s.
Scope and Content
Killam postcard showing an exposed coal seam near Lake Kathlyn.
Notes
Not from the same era as most of the other Harrer photos.
Type of Record
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Hudson Bay Glacier

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Date Range
[1913-1917]
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Scope and Content
Killam postcard with a view up towards at the glacier on Hudson Bay Mountain.
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Gilbert Clark Killam
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P3744
Accession No.
Part of P3714-P3799, accession number unknown
Physical Description
1 Photograph: sepia
Scan Resolution
600 dpi
Date Range
[1913-1917]
Custodial History
Photographs were donated by Warren Harrer (Jr?), likely in the late 1990s.
Scope and Content
Killam postcard with a view up towards at the glacier on Hudson Bay Mountain.
Geographic Access
Hudson Bay Mountain
Notes
Not from the same time frame (early 1930s) as the other Harrer photographs.
Type of Record
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Body of Jack Pekoe (Picco) on a horse

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Date Range
July 1916
Collection
Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on photo contents and information written on back.
Creator
Gilbert Clarke Killam
Fonds No.
PF26
Item No.
P0911
Accession No.
1984.7
Physical Description
1 postcard: b&w; 12.3 x 7.8 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
300 dpi
Date Range
July 1916
Geographic Access
Babine Mountains
Notes
Men in the photograph identified as Chief Constable John Kelly (L), Jack Pekoe (Picco) (centre- deceased), and Jack Henry (R).
Written on the back of the postcard: "Smtihers B.C. 9.12.16. A.B.C. funeral. Guess what's on the horse? Found July 1916". Postcard is signed by [Hetty?].
Type of Record
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Body of Jack Pekoe (Picco) in the mountain alpine

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Date Range
July 1916
Collection
Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on photo content, information written on back.
Creator
Gilbert Clarke Killam
Fonds No.
PF26
Item No.
P0910
Accession No.
1984.7
Physical Description
1 postcard: b&w; 7.5 x 12.7 cm
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
Negative Number
F329
Date Range
July 1916
History / Biographical
Pekoe (Picco) was carrying mail to Cronin Mine in the Babine Mountains when he got caught in a snowslide. Pekoe (Picco) would carry the mail into Silverking, over Hyland Pass and down into the mine. His body wasn't found until the following summer.
Geographic Access
Babine Mountains
Notes
Men standing in the photograph are identified as Chief Constable John Kelly (R) and local packer Jack Henry (L).
Historical information from "Swamp to Village" p. 33.
Written on back of postcard: "This is what's on the horse. The poor fellow was carrying mail to a camp into the Babine Mts & got caught in a snowslide." It appears to be signed by "Hetty."
Negative copy also available.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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The Bulkley Hotel, Main Street, Smithers, B.C.

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Date Range
October 27,1916
Collection
Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on information written on back of the postcard.
Creator
Gilbert Clarke Killam
Fonds No.
PF26
Item No.
P0918
Accession No.
1984.7
Physical Description
1 postcard: b&w; 13 x 7.5 cm
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
Negative Number
F65; F218
Date Range
October 27,1916
History / Biographical
The hotel opened in 1914 and was built by the Carr brothers. R.E. Williams bought it in 1918 with Ed Orchard as the manager.
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Written on the back: "The Bulkley Hotel Smithers B.C. Don't you think we have some fine automobiles in Smithers. [Hetty?]". Negative copy also available.
Type of Record
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Camp at Coal Mine

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Date Range
ca 1916
Collection
Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Gilbert Clarke Killam
Fonds No.
PF26
Item No.
p2345
Accession No.
1992.33.8
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 13.5 x 8.5 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
ca 1916
Subject Access
INDUSTRIES - Mining
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Postcard format.
Type of Record
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Cronin Mine, Babine Mountains

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Date Range
1914-1917
Collection
Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on postcard caption
Creator
Gilbert Clarke Killam
Fonds No.
PF26
Item No.
P1151
Accession No.
1982.30
Physical Description
1 postcard: sepia; 14 x 9 cm
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
Date Range
1914-1917
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Babine Mountains
Notes
"E. Hann" written on back & "Central Clothing, Smithers. B.C." stamped in blue
Type of Record
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Ethel Barwise fishing

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Date Range
ca 1916
Collection
Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Gilbert Clarke Killam
Fonds No.
PF26
Item No.
p2343
Accession No.
1992.33.6
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 25 x 8.5 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
ca 1916
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Related Material
See 1992.34; photograph is a copy of P2630.
Notes
Postcard format (Christmas card). Pictures Ethel Barwise (teacher at Smithers Public School) fishing at Silver Lake on Hudson Bay Mountain. Card reads: "Changes may come and still we send / The old-time wish from friend to friend. Hearty Christmas Greetings and all Good Wishes for your Happiness and Welfare in the Coming Year. Smithers, B.C."
Type of Record
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First train leaving Smithers

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Date Range
April 8 1914
Collection
Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Scope and Content
Postcard Photo of the first through train leaving Smithers April 8th 1914 - Winnipeg Special. Hudson Bay Mountain is in the background.
Collection
Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Gilbert Clarke Killam
Fonds No.
PF26
Item No.
P5240
Date Range
April 8 1914
History / Biographical
G.T.P.
Scope and Content
Postcard Photo of the first through train leaving Smithers April 8th 1914 - Winnipeg Special. Hudson Bay Mountain is in the background.
Notes
G.T.P. RAILWAY
Type of Record
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Hagwilget Bridge

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Date Range
ca 1914
Collection
Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Gilbert Clarke Killam
Fonds No.
PF26
Item No.
P2166
Accession No.
1990.212.1
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 13.5 x 9 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
ca 1914
Geographic Access
Hazelton, B.C.
Notes
Postcard format.
Type of Record
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Haying Barret Ranch

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Date Range
[1916]
Collection
Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Scope and Content
Item is a postcard featuring six Indigenous men posing with the hay they have collected.
Collection
Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Gilbert Clarke Killam
Fonds No.
PF26
Item No.
P0913
Accession No.
1984.7
Physical Description
1 postcard: b&w; 8 x 13 cm
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
Date Range
[1916]
History / Biographical
The ranch was located six miles north of Houston. It encompassed 3,120 acres by 1908 and was once owned by the Government until Barrett, Charleson, and Sealy bought it. By 1910, only Barrett owned the ranch.
Scope and Content
Item is a postcard featuring six Indigenous men posing with the hay they have collected.
Subject Access
FARMS - Ranches
Geographic Access
Houston, B.C.
Type of Record
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Hazelton ball team champions

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Date Range
1914
Collection
Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on postcard caption
Creator
Gilbert Clarke Killam?
Fonds No.
PF26
Series No.
S2
Item No.
P6945
Accession No.
2019.22
Physical Description
1 postcard: b&w; 13.8 x 8.5 cm
Scan Resolution
600 dpi
300 dpi
Date Range
1914
Geographic Access
Hazelton, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Jack Henry and Chief Constable John Kelly coming down from the Cronin Mine with deceased Jack Pekoe (Picco)

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Date Range
July 1917
Collection
Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Gilbert Clarke Killam
Fonds No.
PF26
Item No.
P1094
Accession No.
1982.10
Physical Description
1 postcard: b&w; 14 x 9 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
July 1917
History / Biographical
Pekoe (Picco) carried the mail into the Cronin Mine. He would go into Silverking basin, cross over into Hyland basin and then down to the mine. In the winter of the 1915/1916 he was reported missing. Several attempts to look for him were made, but snow conditions and the large snowslide on the trail made a thorough search impossible until Spring. His body was found the following July and carried out by Chief Constable John Kelly of the B.C. Provincial police (left) and local packer Jack Henry (right). Ref. From Swamp to Village by Lynn Shervill
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Identified left to right: Chief Constable Jack Kelly; Jack Pekoe (Picco); Jack Henry
Written on back of postcard: "This man was packing mail to the Cronin mine in the fall, reported missing, the police sent a search party, after the snow went the following July. The body was found, apparantly overtaken by a snowslide, by Kelly the policeman, and Jack Henry. 1920? "
Negative copy also available.
Type of Record
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Masquerade at Smithers Public School

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Date Range
March 1916
Collection
Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Gilbert Clarke Killam
Fonds No.
PF26
Item No.
p2347
Accession No.
1992.33.10
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 13.5 x 8.5 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
March 1916
Subject Access
Smithers Public School
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Postcard format. Writing on the back reads: "My dear Daddy, Can you find the kiddo "schoolgirl" among this group? We had this taken at the masquerade on Friday. Just after we unmasked [Gerty?] bobbed down + so wasn't in it. Fondest love, Hetty." Written by school teacher Ethel Barwise who is third from the left in the back row.
Type of Record
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"Masquerade" in Town Hall, Smithers

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Date Range
ca 1914
Collection
Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on information written on back of photograph. Postcard format.
Creator
Gilbert Clarke Killam
Fonds No.
PF26
Item No.
P2267
Accession No.
1992.9.82
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 14 x 9 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
ca 1914
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
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Public School, Smithers, B.C.

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Date Range
October 13, 1916
Collection
Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on caption written on photograph.
Creator
Gilbert Clarke Killam
Fonds No.
PF26
Item No.
p2339
Accession No.
1992.33.2
Physical Description
1 photograph: colour; 15 x 10.5 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
October 13, 1916
Subject Access
Smithers Public School
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Postcard format. Writing on back reads: "What do you think of my new school? Don't you think it a nice building? I want the trustees to have the grounds fenced around + ploughed so the children can have school gardens next year." Signed "Ethel" (Ethel Barwise).
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Round Lake

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Date Range
early 1900
Collection
Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Gilbert Clarke Killam
Fonds No.
PF26
Item No.
P4568
Accession No.
2004.61
Physical Description
1 Postcard: b&w: 14 x 9 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
early 1900
History / Biographical
from loose album pages
Notes
Postcard image of Round Lake
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