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Alice Eggleston on a donkey

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Date Range
c. 1909
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.
P3709
Accession No.
1998.2.1
Physical Description
1 Postcard; sepia; 13.5 x 8.5 cm
Scan Resolution
600 dpi
Date Range
c. 1909
History / Biographical
This is one of 11 photographs sent by the donor from the Alice Eggleston Estate. Alice was the daughter of Willis Eggleston, an early contractor in the Bulkley Valley. Mr. Eggleston was originally from Iowa and worked in the contracting business in Cal
Notes
Alice Eggleston, approximately 4 years old, astride a burro which is held by a man in a hat - possibly her father, Willis Eggleston. Written on the back is 'Telkwa, B.C., 1909'.
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Alice Wrinch

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions8530
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
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Alice Wrinch

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions8532
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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Alice Wrinch

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions8533
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
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Babine Bonanza Mining and Milling Company Ltd.

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Date Range
1907-1934
Collection
Cronin Family fonds
Description Level
Sous-fonds
GMD
cartographic material
graphic material
textual record
Scope and Content
Series includes financial records, correspondence, legal documents, mining reports, newspaper clippings, cartographic materials and photographs. Financial records include payrolls, inventories, supplies lists, receipts, statements, sales of goods and land and tax forms. Legal documents include affi…
Collection
Cronin Family fonds
Description Level
Sous-fonds
GMD
cartographic material
graphic material
textual record
Creator
James Cronin
Rose Cronin Andersen
John T Cronin
Fonds No.
SF1
Accession No.
1985.1
Physical Description
70 cm of textual records
2 photographs
16 cartographic materials
Date Range
1907-1934
History / Biographical
The original holdings of the Babine Bonanza Mining and Milling Co. (BBM&M Co.) consisted of five two post, non-crown-granted claims: Homestake, Bonanza, Lucky Strike, Babine Chief and Bulkley Pioneer (lots 1859, 1861-1864 respectively). They are alternately described as being located on one: the east slope, and two: the north slope of the Babine Mountains at 5000 feet above sea level. Originally located in July 1906, by J. Dibble and M. J. Brewer, the claims were bought in 1907 by Cronin and Charles Theis. At some point a sixth claim was acquired: Eureka, lot 1860. The original five claims were given crown-granted status on April 8, 1911. Afterwards, the Eureka claim was also crown-granted. Over the years, BBM&M Co. staked several other claims, none of which were ever given crown-granted status. In 1909, BBM&M Co. was incorporated and on September 27, 1909, both the first stockholders’ and directors’ meetings were held. At the stockholders’ meeting, James Cronin, Charles Theis, M.J. Brewer, A.H. MacNeill and William Huntley were elected as the first directors of the company. While at the directors’ meetings the following officers were elected: James Cronin, President; Charles Theis, Vice President; and William Huntley, Secretary. Development work continued sporadically until 1923, the last year that Cronin worked the mine himself. The mine wasn’t very prosperous and impeded by reduced access, weather conditions and funds. Following this, the company and the mine underwent a period of uncertainty. By 1923, work at the mine had reached the stage which necessitated a large capital outlay for the purchase of heavy machinery, including such items as a concentrating mill. This situation, coupled with Cronin’s failing health, appears to have prompted the BBM&M Co. into making a concentrated attempt to sell the mine. Cronin had the most mining knowledge of all the investors, and most deferred to Cronin in matters which required such expertise. The terms set down by the BBM&M Co. were firm and barely negotiable, and asking price ranged from $360,000 to $400,000. During this time, James Cronin passed away, thereby increasing the reasons for selling the mine. Thousands upon thousands had been expended on the min over the years with no return and engineers who surveyed the mine claims felt the land was not worth the risk. This left Annie Cronin with shares in a company that would continue to cost the family money. The burden of continuing the attempt to sell the min fell to Rose Cronin Andersen, John T. Cronin and Charles Theis. Eventually, they modified their stand to accept reasonable investment deals. Finally, in 1928, an agreement was made to bring in a new investor, Anglo London Mining Corporation, with Managing Director, Grant Mahood. The deal proposed that the BBM&M Co. capitalization would be raised to 2,000,000 shares with 865,000 shares being retained by those already holding stock in the company. Anglo London would then hold 1,020,000 shares. The finalized negotiation saw that Anglo London would acquire 679,000 shares from the BBM&M Co. treasury at a cost of $300,000 that was to be spent on developing the property. A block of 86,000 shares were to be put up by the Cronin’s and Theis, giving Anglo London control of fifty-one percent of the company. Almost immediately, the BBM&M Co. began having issues with Mahood and Anglo London. The contract provided a clause whereby a minimum payment was specified, without stating that more than the minimum ever had to be paid at one time. Taking advantage of what the BBM&M Co. came to see as a loophole, only the minimum was ever paid. In the first year of the contract, a confrontational attitude was adopted between companies. In June of 1929, the Anglo London Corp. attempted to change its name to the Babine (Cronin) Mines, Ltd. The BBM&M Co. refused permission for the Cronin family name to be used. Shortly, thereafter, in August 1929, Anglo London adopted the name Babine Bonanza Metals, Ltd. However, the new name did not ease the tension between companies, as BB Metals was now regularly behind in its payments and was often in debt for supplies and the company payroll. When the situation did not improve, the BBM&M Co. began inquiring in the possibility of cancelling the Mahood/BB Metals contract. They also consulted lawyers on the questionable legality of Mahood locating his own claims next to BBM&M Co. holdings. Finally, at a stockholders’ meeting in November 1930, they voted to break the contract. In 1934, the Babine Bonanza Mining and Milling Co. filed a lawsuit against the Omineca Silver King Mines, Ltd. The controversy arose after a claim that had been staked by James Cronin was allowed to lapse due to improper filing of the appropriate papers following the death of Cronin. Although the BBM&M Co. relocated the claim and filed the papers accordingly, they only learned of their error when Omineca Silver King Mines Ltd. also filed a claim that overlapped the BBM&M Co.’s Speculator claim. Accidentally, the claim was re-staked under the name of Windy, which overlapped the Speculator and another claim -- the Contention. The two claims (Rex and Rex No. 1) of Omineca Silver King Mines Ltd. Overlapped all three of the BBM&M Co.’s claims. While the judgement is not found in the Cronin Family fonds, a copy obtained from the Provincial Archives in Victoria shows the Omineca Silver Kings Mine Ltd. won the judgement and BBM&M Co. lost those three claims. While the records within the Cronin Family fonds only reflect all years before 1934, Babine Bonanza Mining and Milling Co. (then Cronin Babine Mines Ltd., 1948; New Cronin Babine Mines Ltd., 1956; Kindrat Mines Ltd., 1966; Hallmark Resources Ltd., 1972) was still active until January 26, 1977, when it was voluntarily liquidated.
Scope and Content
Series includes financial records, correspondence, legal documents, mining reports, newspaper clippings, cartographic materials and photographs. Financial records include payrolls, inventories, supplies lists, receipts, statements, sales of goods and land and tax forms. Legal documents include affidavits, bills of sale, contracts, crown-grants, deeds and licenses. Cartographic materials depict areas in B.C., plans and workings of various mineral claims, and include sketches.
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Beirnes Creek, upper seam

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions3906
Date Range
1900-1920
Collection
Ronald C. Campbell-Johnston sous-fonds
Willard D. Tompson fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
Ronald C. Campbell-Johnston sous-fonds
Willard D. Tompson fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Ronald C. Campbell-Johnston
Fonds No.
PF9
Item No.
P3800
Accession No.
1990.135
Physical Description
1 Photograph: b&w; 14 x 8.5 cm
Scan Resolution
600 dpi
300 dpi
Date Range
1900-1920
Arrangement
Willard D. Tompson Collection series 3, file 1
Notes
The image is of the first upper seam on Beirnes creek, seen in the foreground. There is a tree covered ridge in the background.
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Bill Orchard sitting amongst turnips.

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions1130
Date Range
early 1900s
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on photograph contents.
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P0367
Accession No.
1979.7.310
Physical Description
1 photograph: b & w; 14 x 8cm.
Scan Resolution
96dpi
Negative Number
F37
Date Range
early 1900s
Notes
Written on back "Billy Orchard on farm 1900s across from Grieder's". Negative copy also available.
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Bill Tucker and Ernie Hann

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions3611
Date Range
1909
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.
P3259
Accession No.
1994.13.11
Physical Description
1 photograph; b&w; 8.4 x 13.8 cm
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
600 dpi
Date Range
1909
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Postcard format. Writing on back reads: "Bill Tucker + Myself (Ernie Hann) cutting wood on Bx Ranch 1909."
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Billy Orchard and unidentified man on car loaded with potatoes.

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions1131
Date Range
[190-?]
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on photograph contents.
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P0368
Accession No.
1979.7.311
Physical Description
1 photograph: sepia; 14 x 8cm.
Scan Resolution
96dpi
Negative Number
F37
Date Range
[190-?]
Notes
Written on back "Billy Orchard's." Negative copy also available.
Type of Record
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Blast along the Skeena River.

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions1256
Date Range
[190-?]
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on photograph contents.
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P0494
Accession No.
1979.7.440
Physical Description
1 photograph: b & w; 24 x 15cm.
Negative Number
None
Date Range
[190-?]
Subject Access
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Geographic Access
Skeena River
Notes
Written on front 'A big blast G.T.P.R. Skeena River.'
Photo is a modern reprint
Type of Record
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Blue Clay Steeple

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Date Range
ca 1909
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.
P1515
Accession No.
1987.1.52
Physical Description
1 Postcard: sepia; 8.5 x 13.5 cm 1 Enlargement: b&w; 11.5 x 19 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
ca 1909
Subject Access
Brick Kiln
Coyle Ranch
Geographic Access
Telkwa, B.C.
Notes
Printed on both, bottom front corner "Gumbo Vent (?) Telkwa B.C." On back of enlargement is: "Blue clay Steeeple on bank of Bulkey river flats - near Coyle Ranch 1909 " The smaller photo has the same except it is "near Joseph L Coyle ranch - Tatlow".
Negative copy also available.
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Boat ferrying horses across Takla Lake

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Date Range
1909
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Scope and Content
The picture is black and white. We can see a small boat on the water full of horses a few people are rowing. Scow ferrying horses across Takla Lake in 1909 on the trail from Hazelton to the Omineca Gold Fields.
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Item No.
P4339
Accession No.
2003.11.7
Physical Description
: 7 x 5
Date Range
1909
History / Biographical
Collection of photograph from Ministry of Energy and Mines, Smithers BC. Recently removed from a book.
Scope and Content
The picture is black and white. We can see a small boat on the water full of horses a few people are rowing. Scow ferrying horses across Takla Lake in 1909 on the trail from Hazelton to the Omineca Gold Fields.
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Brick Making, Coyle Ranch

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions2275
Date Range
1909
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.
P1514
Accession No.
1987.1.51
Physical Description
1 photograph: sepia; 13 c 7.5 cm 1 enlargment: b&w; 17.5 x 10.5 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
1909
Subject Access
Brick Kiln
Coyle Ranch
Notes
Written on back of smaller photo: "Brick-making at Coyle's ranch, Tatlow, by W. Wallace, 1909, J.L. Coyle pictured.
Negative copy also available.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Bridge construction at Sealy Crossing.

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions1263
Date Range
[190-?]
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on photograph contents.
Creator
F. Button
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P0501
Accession No.
1979.13.447
Physical Description
1 photograph: b & w; 12 x 10cm.
Scan Resolution
96dpi
Negative Number
F45
Date Range
[190-?]
Notes
Negative copy also available.
Type of Record
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Business Records

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions5357
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
Archival Description
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Canadian Pacific Railroad, Lower Spiral Tunnel

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions2677
Date Range
ca 1908
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
G.E.B.
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P1926
Accession No.
1988.19.28
Physical Description
1 Photo post card: b&w; 13.5 x 9 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
ca 1908
History / Biographical
Photo from black photo album which had this written on the first page: "In memory: Howard Sanborn, Hollywood, Calif. Early British Columbia 1900's. Prince Rupert on Skeena River by paddle wheeler to old Hazeltown*** By pack train and small boats on Bulkley River to Telkwa, B.C."
Notes
The Lower Spiral Tunnel somewhere on the line of the Canadian Pacific Railroad. "Bryon Harmon, Banff Canada" printed on back of post card. Date on tunnel is 1908
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Canadian Pacific Railway steamers: Rossland, Minto, Trail

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions2235
Date Range
ca 1907
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.
P1474
Accession No.
1987.1.11
Physical Description
1 Postcard; b&w;13.5 x 8.5 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
ca 1907
Subject Access
CPR Steamers
Notes
at the Arrowhead Crossing, Columbia River B.C. 1 b&w photo enlargement 18 x 11.5 cm.
Negative copy also available.
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Casbit William on Dr. Horace Wrinch's porch, Hazelton, B.C.

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions8558
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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Cataline's pack train

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions2874
Date Range
ca 1905
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.
P2520
Accession No.
1983.15.1
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 3 x 3.8 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
ca 1905
Geographic Access
Hazelton, B.C.
Notes
Cataline also known as Jean Jacques Caux; a famous eccentric mule packer born in France.
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