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Date Range
1981-1986
Collection
Lynn Shervill fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
The fonds reflects the research conducted by Lynn Shervill for his book, “Smithers: From Swamp to Village.” The fonds is arranged into a single series: Research records. Records primarily include newspaper clippings, hand-written research notes and correspondence.
Collection
Lynn Shervill fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Creator
Lynn Shervill
Name Access
Shervill, Lynn
Fonds No.
PF27
Accession No.
1996.184
Physical Description
12 cm of textual records
Date Range
1981-1986
History / Biographical
Lynn Shervill and Sheila Peters created the Creekstone Press in 1988, a printing business where local authors could have their materials published. As of 2019 it had published 21 books. Lynn and Shelia moved to Powell River in 2019.
Lynn Shervill was born in December 1946 and graduated from Western University’s journalism program, beginning his career as a reporter for the London Free Press. By 1988, Shervill had received an RN diploma from the College of New Caledonia in Prince George, B.C., and proceeded to spend the following 10 years working at the Bulkley Valley District Hospital in Smithers, B.C. Lynn worked to establish both the Smithers Cancer Care Unit at Bulkley Valley District Hospital and a palliative care program. He has been on the board of the BV Hospice Society for many years, working mostly in grief support and NavCare – a program to support the frail elderly.
Shervill and his wife, Sheila Peters married in 1978, moving to Driftwood Canyon. In his spare time Lynn became invested in the community’s local history. Shervill was on the Town of Smithers’ 60th Anniversary Committee, and authored a book for the anniversary titled, “Smithers: From Swamp to Village.” Both Lynn and Shelia were active environmental and social justice campaigners (Telkwa Foundation, Amnesty International, Driftwood Foundation, Smithers Human Rights Society).
Custodial History
Records were collected and created by Shervill while conducting research for “Smithers: From Swamp to Village.”
Scope and Content
The fonds reflects the research conducted by Lynn Shervill for his book, “Smithers: From Swamp to Village.” The fonds is arranged into a single series: Research records. Records primarily include newspaper clippings, hand-written research notes and correspondence.
Arrangement
Records are artificially arranged.
Subject Access
Coyle, Joseph
Duhamel, George
Gilbert Clarke Killam
Hankinson, Cecil
Hanson, Olaf
Hoskins, Stephen
Jack Joseph
Kelly, Joe
Sealy, Jack
Simpson, Donald
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
1981
Collection
Lynn Shervill fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Item is the book "Smithers: From Swamp to Village" written by R. Lynn Shervill in 1981 for the 60th Anniversary Project for the Town of Smithers.
in the Telkwa Valley. In recommending a road be built into the area for settlement purposes, Poudrier stated: “ The value of the Bulkley Valley, besides its good land and grazing, lies in the fact that when the time comes for the American people to build a road . . . to Alaska, this valley offers
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Collection
Lynn Shervill fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Creator
R. Lynn Shervill
Name Access
Lynn Shervill
Fonds No.
PF27
Item No.
2017.17.1
Accession No.
2017.17
Physical Description
2.5 cm of textual records
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
Standard No.
ISBN 0-9690737-0-4
Date Range
1981
Publication
Smithers, B.C.: Town of Smithers, 1981
Language
English
Scope and Content
Item is the book "Smithers: From Swamp to Village" written by R. Lynn Shervill in 1981 for the 60th Anniversary Project for the Town of Smithers.
Reproduction Restrictions
Three photographs do not appear in the digital copy of this item due to copyright.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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