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University of British Columbia Library Okanagan Special Collections
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Lacey Family collection

Creator sketchEd Lacey (1891-1968) lived in the locality of Osoyoos beginning in 1911. He and Katie Helps married in 1918 and in 1919, a son, Ed Lacey Jr. was born. After the death of his father, Nicholas Lacey, in 1917, Ed Lacey managed his fath...

Lacey family

Clark Estate collection

Creator sketchHerb Clark (b. 1915?), from Keremeos BC, was a close associate of Joe Harris and together they were instrumental in the early survey of the area that would be designated Cathedral Lakes Provincial Park and Protected Area in 1968. “He...

Clark Family

Mining collection

Subseries consists of collected materials with pertinence to the mining industry in the late 19th and early 20th century in the Kootenay, Boundary, and Similkameen regions of British Columbia.Includes collected photographs, clippings, government p...

Joe Trombley collection

Subseries consists of materials created or collected by Joe Tremblay (also spelled within the Dough an Joyce Cox Research Collection as “Joe Trombley” and “Joe Tromblay”). Collection is pertinent to mining in the Boundary and Kootenay regions of B...

Alberta and the Prairies

Subseries consists almost entirely of negatives taken by various photographers (some attributed) and donated or copied to Doug Cox collection by various donors (also occasionally attributed). All materials are pertinent to geography east of the Br...

Lowe Family collection

Creator sketch:William H. Lowe (1841-1882), a pioneer Constable, first served under J.C. Haynes at Keremeos in 1861. In 1864, when Haynes was sent to Wild Horse Creek, Lowe was left in charge of Osoyoos. In 1865 Lowe’s status was raised to Chief...

Lowe family

Robinson collection

Creator Sketch:John Moore Robinson (b. 1855 December, d. 1934 Feburary 23) married Eliza Lipsett in 1882 and arrived in British Columbia in 1897 as a prospector. He was a contemporary of John Carmichael Haynes (father of Valentine Haynes, also do...

Robinson family

Reverend A.H. Cameron collection

Reverend A.C. Cameron arrived in Keremeos in 1906 and established a Presbyterian church where he presided as its first minister for many years. He captured and a large number of pictures during his tenure, leaving a photographic record of local af...

Rev. A.H. Cameron

George Meeres collection

CREATOR SKETCH“George Albert Meeres (1878-1972), photographer and artist, was born in Grimsby, England in 1878, the eldest of 3 brothers. After a failed romance, he emigrated to Canada in 1906. In 1910, he and partner Arthur John Lawrence purchase...

George Albert Meeres

R.D. Symonds collection

Subseries consists of photographic materials attributed to photographer R.D. Symonds per various identifying annotations by Doug Cox. Geographical coverage is predominantly the south Okanagan: Kaleden and Okanagan Falls, with predominant associati...

R.D. Symonds

Ed Aldredge collection

Edgar “Eddie” Wilfrid Aldredge (1901-1992) was one of Penticton’s best known residents. After having worked stints with on the railroad with CPR and in the mining industry with Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company (Trail) in his youth, Aldredg...

Ed Aldredge

Phelps Family collection

Creator sketch:Fred Phelps (1886? - 1964) and Marjorie Phelps (d. 2005) had three children – Lloyd Frederick Phelps, (August 19 1930 – Sept 18 2014, m. Betty Badgeley 1960), Ralph Phelps, and Leslie Ure.The family maintained a ranch in Okanagan Fa...

Phelps family

Boundary Country

Subseries consists predominantly of negatives taken by various photographers and donated or copied to Doug Cox collection by various donors. All materials are pertinent to the geographic region of Boundary Country, BC, which lies east of the South...

Postcard collection

Subseries consists of postcards collected by Doug Cox, nearly exclusively associated with scenes of Penticton, BC, and environs. Many postcards have photographer attribution, and all attributions point to Lumb Stocks, local photographer. Postcards...

Sugars Family collection

Creator sketch:Roger Sugars (1897-1981) immigrated with his parents to Canada in 1905 at the age of eight. In addition to documenting his life in diaries, he was also a photographer.Content:The subseries consists of photographic documentation att...

Roger John Sugars

Microfilm collection

Subseries consists of microfilm reproductions by the Commonwealth Microfilm Library (a division of West Canadian Graphic Industries, Ltd.) and and Canadian Library Association Microfilm. Materials reproduced include The Calgary Tribune (1885-1903)...

Cariboo Region & BC North

Subseries consists of photographs taken by various unattributed photographers and donated or copied to Doug Cox collection by various donors. All materials are pertinent to the geographic region extending from the Fraser Canyon to the south to the...

Penticton and Area

Subseries consists of photographic record of Penticton civic life from approximately 1910 through the mid 1970s, with predominant coverage during the middle decades of the twentieth century. Materials relate to sports, cultural events, landmarks a...

Kootenay Region

Subseries consists predominantly of photographs taken by various unattributed photographers donated or copied to Doug Cox collection by various donors, some attributed. All materials are pertinent to the geographic region extending from the wester...

Similkameen Valley Region

Subseries consists predominantly of photographic record of the Similkameen Valley area with robust coverage of the dates 1900 to about 1940. Boundaries of Similkameen Valley area correspond with the basin of the river of the same name, including s...

Joe Harris collection

CREATOR SKETCHJoseph Gleason Harris (1910 July 6 - 1994 December 26) arrived in Penticton in 1917. At age 16 he was invited by Frank Richter, Jr., to the Richter Ranch in Keremeos, from which point he visited the Cathedral Mountains for the first ...

Joe Harris

Ranching

Series consists of the accumulation of research materials pertinent to ranching compiled by Doug Cox in support of his author and historian function, and presumed compiled predominantly during the 1980s through 2000s. This series is defined by its...

Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley

region of BC, which extends east from the Pacific coast and is bounded by the Coast mountains to the north and the Cascade mountains to the southeast, and is traversed east to west by the Fraser River. Photographs are severally attributed and non-...

Penticton Tapes

Subseries consists of recorded interviews conducted by Doug Cox with pertinence to the city of Penticton. Topic treated include mining, urban development, early industry, tourism, journalism and others.Primary interview subjects include Joe Trombl...

Doug and Joyce Cox Research Collection

  • CA 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 ...

Richter and Tweddle Families collection

Creator sketch:The Tweddle and Richter families the Similkameen and South Okanagan have robust family tiesRichter: Francis Xavier Richter (1837-1910) was born in Freidland, Bohemia on November 5, 1837. In 1864 arrived in the Okanagan/Similkameen a...

Richter family

Collected Materials

Manifestation of Doug Cox collecting activity carried out in support of his writing function and as a representation of his personal relationships. Subseries comprises acquisitions from professional photographers, private individuals, families, or...

Ed Villiers - Savona collection

Subseries comprises the deliberate collecting activity of Ed Villiers and provides documentation of approximately one century of Savona history, which is today west of Kamloops on the shore of Kamloops Lake where the Thompson River has its egress....

Research Files

Series consists of the accumulation of research materials compiled by Doug Cox in support of his author and historian function, and presumed compiled predominantly during the 1980s and 1990s. This series is defined by its collection and/or photoco...

Archibald Murchie collection

Creator sketch:Archibald Murchie (1852-1930) immigrated to Victoria, BC as an adult. His brother, [John] Murchie would go on to found Murchie’s Tea and name his own son Archibald Francis Murchie (1892-1925, and not to be confused with his namesake...

Murchie, Archibald (1852-1930)

Thompson Region

Subseries consists of photographs of what is now called Thompson Country (historically known as Couteau Country or Couteau District), which is defined by the basin of the Thompson River. Photographs are variously attributed and non-attributed to p...

South Okanagan Region

Subseries consists predominantly of photographic record from variously identified and non-identified photographers and donors, documenting the southern portion of the Okanagan Valley which extends from the area South of Kelowna to Osoyoos. Include...

Haynes Family collection

Creator sketch:Valentine Carmichael Haynes (21 December, 1875 – 1963?) was the first of many white settlers to be born in Osoyoos. He worked as a rancher all his life and was highly skilled in this area. Haynes married Elizabeth Runnels (d. 1942),...

Haynes family

Maps

Collection consists of maps with geographical coverage with concentration in the interior regions of British Columbia, and more occasional coverage of the BC-Alberta border, Yukon Territory, Washington State, and the rest of Canada and North Ameri...

Ranching collection

Subseries consists of materials collected with pertinence to the ranching industry in BC with particularly robust coverage of ranching in the Thompson-Nicola valley.Subseries also includes a suite of photographs covering rodeo events in the Similk...

Barnes Family collection

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 ...

Barnes family

S.M. Simpson Ltd. and Successors sous fonds

ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORYS.M. Simpson founded what would later become S.M.S. Ltd. in 1913. The company was incorporated as S.M. Simpson Ltd. on 24 January, 1924 under certificate no. 7233 of the British Columbia Companies Act. S.M. Simpson, having g...

S.M. Simpson Limited

Series is comprised of the documentary record generated by the business activities of Stanley M. Simpson, the corporation he founded (S.M.S. Ltd) and its various successors between 1906 and 1965, when S.M.S. Ltd. was purchased by Crown Zellerbach ...

S.M. Simpson Ltd.

S.M. Simpson Ltd. Financial Files

Subseries consists of remaining financial records describing the debits and credits of S.M. Simpson prior to the founding of S.M. Simpson Ltd, as well as those generated as a natural byproduct of operations of the enterprise, S.M. Simpson Ltd.Cont...

S.M. Simpson Ltd.

Simpson Family fonds

  • CA OSC-ARC-02
  • Fonds
  • 1906-2009

The fonds consists of two separate streams of documentation. The first consists of documents, photographs, and artifacts pertaining to the operations of a succession of sawmills and wood manufacturing plants founded by Stanley Merriam Simpson (b. ...

Lillian Estabrooks collection

CREATOR SKETCHLillian Estabrooks (née Gibson), occasionally known as Bill Gibson, (b. 1902 August 1 in Almada, SK, d. 2003 August 17 in Penticton BC) grew up in Keremeos. She and husband Richard (Dick) Estabrooks had three children: Bruce, Don, an...

Lillian Estabrooks

S.M. Simpson Ltd. Business Operations

Subseries consists of contractor information, mill operations specifications and rules, notes, reports, customer and sales information, compiled descriptions of forestry sites, strategic planning, and geographical resources

S.M. Simpson Ltd.

Framed Photographs

File contains five framed photographs, all of which are duplicates of other photographs found elsewhere in the subseries.

Christie-Lindsay Family collection

Subseries consists of a corpus of photographs donated by the Christie-Lindsay family (families?)/ Aggregation provides a photographic record of the town of Okanagan Falls and environs located in the South Okanagan. Subject matter deals primarily w...

Christie family

Stocks collection

CREATOR SKETCHLumb Stocks (b. 1887 in Leicester, England, d. 1947 in Penticton, BC) immigrated to Kelowna in 1910. He traveled back in England in 1915 to marry his wife, Marion. Together they had five children: Peter, Beryl, Jack, Daphne, and Davi...

Stocks Camera Shop

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