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Fraser River Bridge

An album depicting the building of the Fraser River Bridge (also known as the New Westminster bridge of the Fraser River Swing bridge) at various stages. Includes image of the consulting engineers and contractors for substructure of the bridge. Many of the photos are bent and cracking.

Armstrong, Morrison, and Co.

Jack Pearcey fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1799
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1928

Fonds captures the life of Jack Pearcey in British Columbia in the 1920s when he was an engineering student at the University of British Columbia (class of 1927) and when he traveled the province as part of his work for the Geological Survey of Canada. Photographs depict Pearcey and his colleagues doing survey work in rural areas and feature such locations as Nakusp, Prosperity, Green Point, Wreck Bay, Victoria, Marmor Glacier, and Blair Glacier. Pearcey’s Geological Survey of Canada work in the Slocan region features Slocan, Slocan Lake, Kaslo, Kootenay Lake, Sandon, New Denver, and Carpenter Creek Valley. Photographs also depict Britannia Mine and miners, bunk houses, work camps, regional flora, UBC (including construction of the science building), camping/hiking, and more.

Pearcey, John Guy

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.

Fish Catching

Series consists of captain’s and fisher persons’ logbooks, journals, ledgers, boat and boating equipment records, and traps and trap equipment records. Inverness Cannery caught and canned five species of salmon: sockeye, pink, chum, coho, and spring, as well as halibut, tuna, and herring. They used Troll fishing boats, Gillnet boats and Seiners, as well as operated 5 freshwater salmon traps. Statistics relating to fish catches and fish packs, as well as river and weather conditions are available in the series. Workers in the cannery included Chinese, European, Indigenous, and Japanese men and women, and records relating to these individual groups are available in the series. Records in relation to World War One and World War Two are also in this series, including impoundment and sale of Japanese owned vessels, and applications for delayed military service for commercial fishermen.