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Alexander John Gaspard Marcet collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1740
  • Collection
  • 1811-1817

Collection consists of letters addressed to Dr. Alexander Marcet, one from William Prout and the remainder from William Chas. Wells. The letters date from 1811 to 1817. The letters discuss various experiments on urine, the research of Professor Pr...

Marcet, Alexander John Gaspard

Barbara Hodgson Opium Collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1763
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1795-1999 , predominant 1899-1930]

Items in the collection were gathered by Barbara Hodgson. Many of the items were reproduced in Hodgson’s non-fiction publications In the Arms of Morpheus: The Tragic History of Laudanum, Morphine and Patent Medicines (2001) and Opium: A Portrait o...

Hodgson, Barbara, 1955-

Bill Barlee Collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1032
  • Collection
  • 1892-1954

The Bill Barlee Collection consists of three separate sous-fonds; the John Morgan Harris sous-fonds, the W.B. Bailey sous-fonds, and the Clarence Cunningham sousfonds. The majority of the collection relates to mining in the Sandon, B.C. community ...

Barlee, Bill

British Columbia Historical Photograph Collection

  • Collection
  • [187-?]-[ca. 1950]

Collection consists of photographs collected by the Rare Books and Special Collections divisions throughout its operation. Subjects predominantly include British Columbia people, places and events, but also includes photographs taken throughout th...

Chester & Roberts Arthur Hughes Collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1709
  • Collection
  • 1853 - [ca. 2000]

Collection consists of historical material regarding the Pre-Raphaelite artist and illustrator Arthur Hughes collected by Leonard Roberts and Maj. Greville Chester. The collection includes a large body of correspondence from Arthur Hughes to Susan...

Hughes, Arthur, 1832-1915.

Darwin-Burdon Sanderson letters

  • RBSC-ARC-1731
  • Collection
  • 1873-1881

This group of about 40 letters, a part of the Sinclair Collection, consists of correspondence between Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882) and John Scott Burdon Sanderson (1828-1905) during the years from 1873-1881. The letters deal with the research...

Burdon Sanderson, John, Sir

Doug and Joyce Cox Research Collection

  • OSC-ARC-01
  • Collection
  • 1860-2009

Collection reflects Doug Cox’s career as and historian, author, and publisher (Skookum Publications, Penticton, BC). Cox wrote 13 books, largely on Okanagan history, and predominantly dealing with themes of industry. Doug Cox also published four ...

Farris family collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1760
  • Collection
  • 1867-1997

The collection reflects the careers and interests of the Farris family, who were prominent members of the Vancouver elite. Their status as a family of lawyers and educated individuals often allowed them the opportunity to travel and attend noted e...

Farris family

Florence Nightingale collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1734
  • Collection

Collection contains correspondence relating to Florence Nightingale. The majority of the letters are addressed to Nightingale while others are sent from her or involve other correspondents discussing Nightingale. Letters date from 1877 to 1965. Th...

Nightingale, Florence

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