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Historical mining research 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 publications, maps (mineral claims) and textual records.

Subseries documents the Nickel Plate and Mascot mines near Hedley, BC, and several short-lived mining boom towns in the Kootenays and Boundary country (Phoenix, Camp McKinney) as well as Blakeburn and Coalmont (also now abandoned) in the Similkameen.

Gold dust publication records

Subseries consists of records pertaining to the publishing of Howard's book, <i>Gold Dust on His Shirt</i>. Records include correspondence between Howard and Between the Lines Publishing House, chapter drafts and revisions, manuscripts, contracts, submission letters and rejections, book reviews, and promotional materials. The photographs in this subseries are images used in the book.

General Files

Sub-series consists of correspondence, notes, financial documents, speaking notes, reference queries, legal agreements, research files, newspaper clippings, prospectuses, certificates, and other records made or received by Norman Colbeck in the course of his activities as a book dealer and collector in England and later, in Canada, and his work cataloguing his book collection for the University of British Columbia Library.
Title based on contents of sub-series.

Reverend A.H. Cameron collection

Reverend A.H. Cameron arrived in Keremeos in 1906 and established a Presbyterian church where he presided as its first minister for many years. He captured a large number of pictures during his tenure, leaving a photographic record of local affairs. Subseries consists of photographs attributed to him.

Hand-Written Volumes of Poetry and Prose

Sub-series consists of volumes of poetry and prose of nineteenth century authors compiled by Norman Colbeck and written by his hand. The sub-series also contains several notebooks kept by Norman Colbeck containing notes and information about authors, manuscripts, and his book-dealing activities.
Title based on contents of sub-series.

Ed Aldredge collection

Biographical sketch:
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, Aldredge returned to Penticton and began his career as a journalist with the Penticton Herald newspaper in the 1920s. He eventually settled into writing a recurring column dedicated to profiling prominent white settler families of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Later, he wrote a similar column for Okanagan Sunday. He married Winnfred Sadler of Kaleden (d. 1986) in 1963. Ed Aldredge was awarded the City of Penticton’s Merit award for his contributions to the community at in 1973 at the age of 72.

Scope and content:
Subseries consists of 265 photographs taken by Ed Aldredge of notable people, structures, landmarks, and events in Penticton, BC. The subseries consists secondarily of a collection of his published columns in the Penticton Herald and Okanagan Sunday as clippings, mounted in two large scrapbooks.

Prairie Provinces

Sub-series consists of an original and copies of documents pertaining to the Prairies Provinces, including a photostat copy of Francois Antoine Laroque's journal for his 1805 journey from Fort Assiniboine to the Rocky Mountains, an original commission appointing Alexander Morris Commissioner regarding Lands of Occupants claims in Manitoba in 1876, and typescript copies of letters pertaining to the Laurier-Greenway Compromise on the Manitoba School Question in 1897.
Title based on contents of sub-series.

Exhibitions and publicity

This subseries contains records relating to Kujundzic's public life. It includes press clippings, articles featuring Zeljko's artwork, pamphlets and brochures, conference publicity, correspondence with companies regarding exhibitions and his artwork, and photographs of exhibits and galleries that featured himself and his artwork. There are records from various magazines and newspapers, and records relating to the International Academy of Ceramics (IAC), Federation Internationale de la Medaille (FIDEM), the Sculptor's Society, the Northwest Designer Craftsmen Show (NWD), Ceramica, Gardens of Art Gallery, and Who's Who in American Art.

British Columbia

Sub-series consists of original and photostat copies of correspondence related to the exploration of British Columbia. Includes a photostat copy of a letter by Robert Gray regarding Nootka Sound (1788) and an original 1852 letter from Sir George Simpson to Hector McKenzie and John W. Simpson pertaining to an expedition to the Pacific Coast by Belanger.
Title based on contents of sub-series.

A bookman’s catalogue: the Norman Colbeck collection of nineteenth-century and Edwardian poetry and belles-lettres in the Special Collections of the University of British Columbia: drafts

Sub-series consists of a hand-written card catalogue to Colbeck’s book collection at the University of British Columbia. The sub-series also contains an early draft of Colbeck’s published catalogue, hand-written and over two thousand pages in length, and a proof copy of the catalogue.
Title based on contents of series.

Book binding projects

Subseries contains copies of books Thomas found during his research which he then had bound. The majority of books deal with folk music, while others focus on labour disputes in British Columbia. Note that this series does not include <I>Songs of the Pacific Northwest</I>. Material includes proofs, copies, and notes. Subseries is arranged alphabetically according to book title.

Penticton Herald photograph collection

Subseries consists of an acquisition by Doug Cox of a collection of photographic negatives from the newspaper The Penticton Herald.

Coverage includes themes such as the cultural events, sports, rodeo, telecommunications, buildings and community infrastructure, aviation, industry, disasters.

General

Subseries contains general textual records pertaining to Lazara Press' Discussion Series publications, such as mailing lists and inquiries made to and from Goldsmith about potential future publications in the series.

Joe Harris collection

Biographical sketch:
Joseph Gleason Harris (b. 1910 July 6, d.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 time. Later, in 1939, Harris and Herb Clark of Keremeos launched a pack horse business which would take tourists to visit the Cathedrals. In 1944 he entered the ranching industry and in 1946 took over what was previously Ralph Overton’s ranch. This site was later home to Apex Mountain Guest Ranch. 1946 also saw the launch of a heavy equipment business.

Joe Harris and Margaret “Peggy” Burgess married 1945 April 4 and they made their home in Penticton. Together they raised seven children.

Joe Harris also was heavily involved in civic service. Harris served as the chairman of the Central Welfare Committee for fifteen years throughout the 1930s and 1940s. From 1950-1957, Harris also served as an Alderman on the Penticton City Council. Harris was a member of the Penticton Hospital Board for sixteen years and initiated a local volunteer search and rescue group. Harris participated in many local rescues himself.

Harris was also instrumental in local heritage initiatives and worked as the curator of the R.N. Atkinson (Penticton) Museum from 1973-1984. His deep knowledge of the history of the area poised him to deliver educational lectures to various organizations and to serve as president of the Penticton branch of the Okanagan Historical Society for five years.

Harris was an avid photographer, and won many awards. His photographic record documents local places and events throughout the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s.

Harris was a close associate and valuable historical source for Doug Cox during his writing career.

Scope and content:
Subseries consists of original photographs taken by Joe Harris as well as some pieces collected by Joe Harris and then subsequently transferred to the custody of Doug Cox. Predominant photographic coverage relates to the Cathedral Mountains, south of Keremeos, BC, during the 1930s. Includes a sequence of interviews with Joe Harris, and some associated transcripts.

Marusya Bociurkiw

Subseries contains two copies of Bociurkiw's poem titled <i>Not in my Name</i> and of her poem titled <i>Radio Nights</i>.

New France/Lower Canada/Quebec

Sub-series consists of manuscript and printed material related to the political history of New France, Lower Canada, and Quebec. Includes original manuscript documents required for the ennoblement of Julien de Rihouei, sieur de Menizeran, and Jean Baptiste Yves Gamier, as well as two printed ordinances and a partial printed report of the Battle of St. Charles.
Title based on contents of sub-series.

William McLennan writing, research, and publications

The sub-series consists of textual records related to William McLennan’s work as a writer from the 1880s-1903. The series includes full and partial drafts of published and unpublished articles, short stories, novels, and non-fiction works; research and reference materials; incoming correspondence; and other materials. Writings are primarily about Montreal, including its history, physical environment, and historical figures. Historical figures treated include Raphael-Lambert Closse, Bénigne Basset, François Dollier de Casson, George Hardy, Pehr Kalm, Medar Jalot, Louis Juchereau de Saint-Denis, Richard Hamilton, Louis de Montéléon, Marie-Anne-Josette L’Estringant de Saint-Martin, Jean-Baptiste Migeon de Branssat, Daniel Greysolon Dulhut, Benedict XIII, Octave Crémazie, James Johnstone, and John McDonell. Research and reference materials include notes from historical sources, character sketches and timelines, and copies of archival documents, as well as original historical documents. Among the historical documents, the series includes a copy of Daniel Greysolon Dulhut's will and testament dated 1710 and signed by Dulhut. Correspondence relates to the writing, research, and publication of McLennan’s works. Notable correspondents include Jean Newton McIlwraith, co-author of "The Span o’ Life: A Tale of Louisbourg and Quebec," historian Joseph-Edmond Roy, archivist Douglas Brymner, journalist and historian Ernest Myrand, and John S. McLennan, among others.

Maritimes

Sub-series consists of original manuscript correspondence and other documents pertaining to the history and development of the Maritime provinces. Records concern trade, government, political ties, population, and agriculture. Includes handwritten notations of Prime Minister Sir John Thompson regarding Newfoundland's entry into the Canadian Confederation and its interaction with the United States, a manuscript by John Haliburton concerning his impressions of Joseph Howe, as well as correspondence of George Leonard, James Montgomery and Edward Fanning.
Title based on contents of sub-series.

Asian immigration and Settlement

Subseries consists of records related to Asian immigration to and settlement in North America. These records pertain predominantly to Chinese immigration and settlement in British Columbia, but also include records pertaining to other Asian diaspora as well as other regions of Canada and the United States. These records document early Asian immigration and settlement following the gold rush, such as the Chinese role in the construction of the transcontinental railway, where Chinese workers were assigned the most dangerous jobs, and anti-Asian sentiment in Canada. Other records in this subseries include materials related to Canadian immigration policy and multiculturalism in Canada, Chinese-language educational materials and children's books, Chinese business and residential directories, city directories for Vancouver and Victoria, and materials related to the Sino-Japanese War. As immigration in this context pertains both to first-generation immigrants as well as their families and descendants, records in this subseries also illustrate the Asian experience in Canada and highlight the development of Asian communities, including social, cultural, religious, political, sporting, and educational activities as well as the activities of organisations such as Chinese trade societies, the Chinese Benevolent Association, the Chinese Canadian Association, and the Chinese National League of Canada.

This subseries also contains an extensive collection of early photographs of Asian-Canadians and Asian-Americans. Some highlights include historical class photographs from Vancouver's Strathcona School, street scenes from the Vancouver, Victoria, and San Francisco Chinatowns, wedding portraits, and the 1915-1918 photograph album of Jue Fong, then a Chinese-American teenager, which offers rare candid photographs from that time period.

These records in this subseries are varied and include published monographs, pamphlets, directories, catalogues, magazines, maps, government reports, legislation, petitions, memoranda, meeting minutes, speeches, contracts, forms, certificates, licenses, tickets, passenger lists, immigration papers, taxes, invoices and receipts, donation books and fundraising materials, staff rosters, school workbooks, samples of Chinese calligraphy, newspaper clippings, posters and broadsides, newsletters, brochures and advertisements, correspondence, postcards, invitations and event programmes, restaurant menus, artefacts, ephemera, memorabilia, scrapbooks, and photographs, photo albums, and photographic negatives.

Upper Canada

Sub-series consists of an original land deed, with the Great Seal of Upper Canada attached, and warrants, with accompanying accounts and receipts, issued by Sir Peregrine Maitland, the Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada, between 1818 and 1828.
Title based on contents of sub-series.

Music

Subseries contains Thomas' research on different genres of music. Material includes song lyrics, music sheets, articles, and clippings. The subseries is alphabetically arranged according to genre title.

Documents of a national significance

Sub-series consists of records pertaining to the history of more than one region, or to Canada in general. Includes an original financial statement of Sir Alexander MacKenzie's account with the North West Company in 1807, an original 1833 manuscript letter from Edward Ellice to Samuel Gerrard concerning financial matters in the Canadas, as well as transcript copies of letters by William Lyon Mackenzie and Edward Blake.
Title based on contents of sub-series.

Financial records

Sub-series consists of financial accounts and correspondence related to Andrew Belcher’s business activities. Includes records relating to the finances of the Wright and King families.

Journals

Sub-series consists of originals and copies of journals detailing Belcher’s travels during the period 1821-1827, including his travels in Britain in 1821 and as part of the crew of the HMS Blossom during the Beechey expedition, 1825-1827.

Outgoing correspondence

Sub-series consists of Belcher’s outgoing correspondence, including letters written to his brother and sister-in-law, Alexander Brymer and Maria Belcher, and to John Philippart, two copy books covering the years 1831 to 1833 and 1837 to 1841, and several memos. Includes transcript copies of some of the letters.

Incoming correspondence

Sub-series consists of correspondence of a personal and a business nature, and includes letters received by Belcher from Buxendale, Tatham, Upton & Johnson, A.W. King, and M. Wilson.

Personal documents

Sub-series consists of a document appointing Belcher Commander of the HMSV Aetna in 1830 and a certificate granting Belcher an honourary membership in the Royal Halifax Yacht Club.

Incoming correspondence

Sub-series consists of correspondence received by Belcher while in the South Pacific on a voyage of the HMS Sulpher, 1837-1840, and letters received from his brother, Alexander Brymer, in 1844 and 1845, during Belcher’s command of the HMS Samarang.

Court documents

Sub-series consists of manuscripts written by Belcher in defence of charges laid against him with respect to his naval command. Includes an original and a transcript copy of a defence prepared by Belcher against charges of tyranny and severe treatment of his men during his service as Captain of the HMS Sulpher and related documents. Series also includes an original copy of a statement of defence written by Belcher when he was courtmartialled for abandoning ships under his command during the Franklin expedition in 1854.

Printed drawings and watercolours

Sub-series consists of printed drawings depicting scenes of native peoples and ships in Asia and original watercolours, including watercolours of the Columbia River attributed to Belcher, a watercolour of a waterfall at Panang by B.F. Browne, and watercolours of native peoples of New Guinea and Marquesa.

Order Book

Sub-series consists of an order book from the HMS Sulpher for the period April to August 1841.

Outgoing correspondence

Sub-series consists of Trutch's outgoing correspondence to his brother Joseph, his sister Charlotte, and his daughter Charlotte.

Envelopes

Sub-series consists of envelopes originally containing correspondence addressed to the Trutch family, particularly to John Trutch.

Outgoing correspondence

Sub-series consists of Trutch's outgoing correspondence, including some copies of original correspondence held by the Oregon Historical Society.

Incoming correspondence

Sub-series consists of the incoming correspondence of Sir Joseph William Trutch. Correspondence is mainly from family members, including Charlotte H. Trutch, Caroline Agnes Trutch, William Pinder, and Emily White.

Education

Subseries consists of records related to Manson's education. These records are predominantly related to his time at the University of Toronto, where he belonged to University College, although a small number of records from his time at Osgoode Hall Law School, Niagara Falls Collegiate Institute, and public school can also be found in this subseries.

The records in this subseries include diplomas and certificates, examination grades, examination papers, pamphlets, student newspapers and newsletters, invitations and programmes from university events, class reunions and alumni events, lecture notes, and textbooks.

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