Subseries - Barnes Family collection

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Barnes Family collection

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  • Source of title proper: Title of subseries based on attributions on a dispersed suite of photographs identified by catalogue cards and/or other description prepared by Doug Cox attached therewith.

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  • 1905- [1959?], predominant 1930-1949 (Creation)
    Barnes family

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ca. 250 photographs : b&w negatives, 12cm x 10cm and 35mm + some descriptive catalogue cards ; associated print contact sheets + descriptive tear sheets

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Donated to Doug Cox by the Barnes Family in the 1980s. Permission to digitize Barnes family images granted by Clint B. Laughlin, whose mother was born a Barnes. November 2014 (see donor file).

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Creator sketch:
Frank Barnes was established in Blakeburn, BC prior to 1916. Barnes was a local logging and timber baron who was the primary supplier for all the mining outfits during the mining boom of the early twentieth century. Some members of the Barnes family include. Blakeburn is a ghost town today.

Subseries consists of a corpus of photographs donated by the Barnes family and provide a photographic record of the regions of Blakeburn and Coalmont, located in the Similkameen Valley. Subject matter deals primarily with logging, mining, and family life.
Subseries is arranged into 3 files.

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Similkameen collection
Mining collection

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Created 2015-06-25 by Paige Hohmann

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Malanchuck, T. (2008) Blakeburn: British Columbia’s Forgotten Ghost Town (rev. 2nd ed.). Chilliwack, BC: Malanchuck Publications. Retrieved Google Books, 17 June 2015.

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