Collection RBSC-ARC-1806 - Cassiar Gold Rush collection

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Cassiar Gold Rush collection

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  • Textual record

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RBSC-ARC-1806

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  • 1862 - 1914 (Creation)

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ca. 2 cm of textual records.

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Custodial history

The collection was acquired by Rare Books and Special Collections staff from MacLeod's Books in 2011.

Scope and content

The Cassiar Gold Rush collection contains materials related to the Cassiar gold rush which occurred in the late 19th century, prompting an influx of transportation, industry, and resource extraction in the northwest region of British Columbia known today as Cassiar County.

The records in the collection contain information relating to working and living conditions, business transactions, weather reports, and transportation; particularly that of the steamship industry.

Record types include receipts, advertisements, correspondence, legal affidavits, post cards, and newsletters.

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The collection was received in approximate chronological order, which has been maintained by the archivist.

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The collection was arranged and described by Claire Williams in February 2019.

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