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Correspondence

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Date Range
1933; 1939; 1955; 1981; 1984
Collection
William Billeter fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Series consists of personal correspondence written by and to William Billeter.
Collection
William Billeter fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Creator
William Billeter
Fonds No.
PF6
Series No.
S4
Accession No.
1984.6
1990.9
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Date Range
1933; 1939; 1955; 1981; 1984
Scope and Content
Series consists of personal correspondence written by and to William Billeter.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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Dairy Farmer

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Date Range
[1929-1948]
Collection
William Billeter fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Series consists of records collected by Billeter during his time as a dairy farmer. Records include correspondence and invoices.
Collection
William Billeter fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Fonds No.
PF6
Series No.
S2
Accession No.
1984.6
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Date Range
[1929-1948]
Scope and Content
Series consists of records collected by Billeter during his time as a dairy farmer. Records include correspondence and invoices.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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Finances

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Date Range
[1938-1977]
Collection
William Billeter fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Series contains financial records collected by William Billeter. Records include invoices, receipts, and various accounts.
Collection
William Billeter fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Creator
William Billeter
Fonds No.
PF6
Series No.
S5
Accession No.
1984.6
1990.93
Physical Description
2.5 cm of textual records
Date Range
[1938-1977]
Scope and Content
Series contains financial records collected by William Billeter. Records include invoices, receipts, and various accounts.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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Postmaster

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Date Range
1965-1968; 1977
Collection
William Billeter fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Series contains records collected by Billeter while maintaining the Federal Post Office. Records solely consit of correspondence.
Collection
William Billeter fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Fonds No.
PF6
Series No.
S3
Accession No.
1984.6
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Date Range
1965-1968; 1977
Scope and Content
Series contains records collected by Billeter while maintaining the Federal Post Office. Records solely consit of correspondence.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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Secretary, Smithers Farmer's Institute

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Date Range
1952-1953
Collection
William Billeter fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Series depicts records created by Billeter while acting as Secretary for the Smithers Farmer’s Institute. Records solely consist of correspondence.
Collection
William Billeter fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Creator
William Billeter
Fonds No.
PF6
Series No.
S1
Accession No.
1984.6
Physical Description
2.5 cm of textual records
Date Range
1952-1953
Scope and Content
Series depicts records created by Billeter while acting as Secretary for the Smithers Farmer’s Institute. Records solely consist of correspondence.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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William Billeter fonds

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Date Range
[1915-1985]
Collection
William Billeter fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
technical drawing
graphic material
Scope and Content
The fonds reflects the activities of William Billeter during his lifetime and is arranged into five series:
William Billeter fonds Fonds No. PF6 Physical Description: 9 cm of textual records, 4 negatives Date Range: [1915-1985] Administrative History/Biographical Sketch William ‘Bill’ Billeter was born in Portland, Oregon, on March 16, 1895, leaving home in 1910 at the age of 15. During the depression
Collection
William Billeter fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
technical drawing
graphic material
Creator
William Billeter
Fonds No.
PF6
Accession No.
1984.6
1990.9
1990.93
2000.40
Physical Description
9 cm of textual records
4 negatives
Date Range
[1915-1985]
History / Biographical
William Billeter was born in Portland, Oregon, on March 16, 1895, leaving home in 1910 at the age of 15. During the depression, William worked on a fishing boat, travelling to the Bering Sea to harvest salmon stocks. Billeter met his wife Flo in Butte, Montana, where he worked in a copper mine. Shortly after, they decided to travel to Canada in search of cheap land. In Stettler, Alberta, they met Frank Gilbert and his family, who were considering settling in the Bulkley Valley. Thus, in the spring of 1920, the Billeters travelled to the Bulkley Valley, buying land in the Driftwood area.
Billeter worked as a dairy farmer, in trying conditions, shipping milk to Prince Rupert by rail for over 20 years. Come 1951, Billeter ceased producing milk so as to pursue raising beef. During this time, Billeter acted as secretary for the Smithers Farmer’s Institute. In 1953, Billeter and his wife decided to sell the farm, which was sold to Joe Schwegler. The couple moved to Smithers where Billeter worked maintaining the federal post office and police station, until he turned 70 years-old.
Billeter built two homes while living in the Bulkley Valley: one on Second Avenue and a log cabin on the hillside overlooking the Valley and farm. In the community, Billeter played an important role in building Pioneer Place and Glenwood Community Hall and helping to found the Bulkley Valley Credit Union.
On November 1974, Flo Billeter passed away at the age of 82. On December 5, 1984, William Billeter passed away at the age of 89.
Scope and Content
The fonds reflects the activities of William Billeter during his lifetime and is arranged into five series:
1. Secretary, Smithers Farmer's Institute
2. Dairy Farmer
3. Postmaster
4. Correspondence
5. Finances
Records include correspondence, invoices, cheques, various recorded accounts, newspaper clippings, dental x-rays and technical drawings.
Arrangement
Records were rearranged physically and intellectually by Manda Haligowski in October 2016 reflect to better reflect archival standards and to improve accessibility. Records are artificially arranged since original order no longer exists.
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