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Thomas and Emma Crosby fonds
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Biographical information

Series consists of a file relating to the births and deaths in the family and a list of highlights in the career of Rev. Thomas Crosby. For further biographical information, see clippings in box 3-1.

Correspondence - Emma Douse Crosby

Series consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence with family and friends including incoming correspondence on the death of her husband and outgoing correspondence with her mother during her early years at Port Simpson, 1874-1880.

Correspondence - Native peoples’ issues

-Letter to The Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs, Ottawa, from Thomas Crosby. 26 May 1882
-Appended to the above letter: Speech (hand-copied) of Lord Dufferin at Victoria, B.C. 20 Sept 1876
-D.V. Lucas to Thomas Crosby. 27 July (188?)
-Letter to I.W. Powell, Agent of Indian Affairs, Victoria, from the Native Peoples Council, Port Simpson, regarding the dividing line between their reserve and the Hudson’s Bay Company. 8 Mar 1883
-Letter from I.W. Powell to Rev. Thomas Crosby. 22 Sept 1882
-Letter from I.W. Powell to Joseph (Nrash-wah-mac) and others. 18 Nov 1882
-Letter from members of the Kispach-ah’-lots tribe at Port Simpson to I.W. Powell, Superintendent of Indian Affairs, Victoria, regarding land property dispute over what is reserve land and what is the property of the Hudson’s Bay Co. 4 Nov 1882
-Letter from I.W. Powell to Thomas Crosby regarding Hudson’s Bay Co. lands at Port Simpson. 16 Sept 1879

Correspondence - Native peoples’ issues

-A meeting of Council and leading men of Port Simpson to protest a survey by Mr. Trutch, 1 page. 6 June 1887
-Hand-written note regarding the Victoria Colonist and a comment from G.M. Sproat to G.M. (Grant). 10 May 1882
-Letter from David Legaic, Native person homeowner, to Mr. Hall. 14 Jan 1887
-Letter from R.H. Hall, Hudson’s Bay Co. to Paul Legaic. 10 Dec 1886
-Letter from R.H. Hall to Arthur Wellington Clah informing him that he is building a house on property that is not part of the Indian Reserve. 15 Dec 1885
-Letter from A.W. (Clah) to Mr. Hall replying to a letter sent to him on 15 Dec 1885. 14 Jan 1887
-Letter from I.W. Powell to Thomas Crosby. 23 Aug 1882

Correspondence - Native peoples’ issues

-Letter from the people of Port Simpson (6 signatories) to P.O’Reilly, B.C. Land Commissioner regarding land requests. 14 Aug 1882
-Letter from the people of Port Simpson (5 signatories) to P. O’Reilly regarding land requests. 14 Aug 1882
-Letter on behalf of Port Simpson people to P.O’Reilly. 14 Aug 1882
-Letter from people of Port Simpson (18 signatories) to P.O’Reilly regarding land requests. 14 Aug 1882
-Letter from I.W. Powell to Rev. Thomas Crosby. 27 Sept 1881

Correspondence - Native Peoples’ issues

Series consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence including minutes of meetings of the Port Simpson people regarding land issues and their relationship with the Hudson's Bay Company, Kincolith Indians, surveyors, Indian agents, and the federal government, 1876-1887.

Correspondence - Native peoples’ issues

-Correspondence regarding relationships between the Tsimishan and Kincolith Indians 8 items 1885-1886
-List of supplies and a command to the people of Port Simpson by Moses Kinow 25 Mar 1885
-Letter to Hon. A.C. Elliott from John Ryan, Adolphus Calvert and James Haywood on behalf of the Tsimshians 4 April 1885
-Letter to I.W. Powell regarding potlatch activities (unidentified signature) 27 Feb. 1886
-Letter to Sir (Indian Department) (unsigned) Letter is critical of certain actions of the Tsimshians. 6 July 1886
-Letter to Sir John Macdonald on behalf of the Tsimshian Indians (unsigned and undated). It is a reply to the letter of 6 July 1886. n.d.
-Letter “To the Gov.” regarding Judge Elliot and Native peoples cases before him. Unsigned and undated. n.d.
-Fragment regarding potlatching and the opinion of Judge A.C. Elliott. Unsigned and undated. n.d.

Correspondence - Native peoples’ issues

-Letters to the Editor, Victoria Colonist (3). 1885
-Letter to the Editor from (?), J. Ryan, A. McMillan and M. Johnson of Port Simpson. 27 April 1885
-Letter to the Editor unsigned from, “eight leading men of Port Simpson.” 21 May 1885
-A copy of the above letter, incomplete. 21 May 1885

Correspondence - Native peoples’ issues

-Letter from William S. (Jemmett) surveyor to the Dominion to the Chiefs of Port Simpson. 8 Nov 1886
-Letter from William S. (Jemmett) to the Chiefs of Port Simpson. Nov 1886
-Chiefs of Port Simpson to W.J. (Jemmett). 6 Nov 1886
-(Four Native people, witnessed by Thomas Crosby) to W.J. (Jemmett). 6 Nov 1886
-Indian Council of Port Simpson to Captain W.J. (Jemmett) regarding land claims. 20 May 1886

Document

Series consists of documents to Thomas Crosby and Emma Douse commending them on various achievements.

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