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Cassiar Gold Rush collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1806
  • Collection
  • 1862 - 1914

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.

[B.W. Leeson Mining Photos]

An album containing photographs of mining settlements and workers in and around Alice Lake B.C. Many signed by B.W. Leeson, but there are also a few are unsigned. The album itself is stamped E.L. Sullivan on the front cover, and has a plastic coil binding; the photographs are glued to the page.

Leeson, B.W.