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Alexander, Allen

  • 370
  • Person

Allen Alexander was a miner in the Cariboo region of B.C.

Alexander, Austin John

  • 12610
  • Person
  • 1902?-1975

Austin J. Alexander was a North Vancouver resident who made amateur films in 1930s and was a member of the Vancouver Cine 8 Club.

Alexander, George J.

  • 11773
  • Person

George J. Alexander (1891-1980) served in the Provincial Dept. of Fisheries as Assistant Commissioner, and later Deputy Minister, from 1934 until his retirement in 1956. He was also an amateur photographer and filmmaker. Working from his home, he produced at least three completed films for the department, showing various aspects of the commercial salmon fishing industry in B.C. Prior to his public service appointment, Alexander was employed by the Canadian Fishing Company.

Alexander, Richard Henry, 1844-1915

  • 371
  • Person

Richard Henry Alexander was born in Scotland and travelled with the Overlanders to B.C. in 1862. He was the manager of the Hastings Sawmill and became active in civic affairs in Vancouver, B.C.

Alexandra Club

  • 2695
  • Corporate body

Founded ca. 1905 in Victoria.

Aleza Lake Experimental Station

  • 2697
  • Government
  • 1924-1963

The Aleza Lake Forest, 50 km northeast of Prince George, was reserved in 1924 as an experimental area. Construction of buildings for the experimental forestry station began in 1925, and the station operated until 1963.

Allen, George

  • 373
  • Person

George Allen was a photographer in Vancouver, B.C.

Allen, James Dennis

  • 16237
  • Person
  • [18--] - 1966

Allen operated as a photographer in the Hazelton area in around 1908, but moved to Prince Rupert where he operated from between 1909 to 1914. In 1910, he had a brief partnership and operated the firm Mineard and Allen.

Allen died in Saanich, B.C. in 1966.

Allied Indian Tribes of British Columbia

  • 2709
  • Corporate body
  • 1916-[1927?]

The Allied Indian Tribes of British Columbia formed in June 1916 at a conference held in Vancouver, which consisted of the Nisga'a Tribe, Interior Tribes, and the Indian Rights Association. Prior to this conference, in February 1915, a meeting was held at Spences Bridge at which point the Interior Tribes of British Columbia became allied with the Nisga'a Tribe in support of the Nisga'a Land's Committee's 1913 Petition to His Majesty's Privy Council. At the 1916 Vancouver conference, the Indian Rights Association also committed to co-operation with the Nisga'a and Interior Tribes and there was consensus to reject the Federal Government's terms presented in a 1914 Order-in-Council (P.C. 0751-1914).

A provisional committee was formed in 1916 in Vancouver, and the first general meeting of the Allied Tribes was held at Vancouver and Spences Bridige in June 1919, at which point a permanent executive committee was formed. Arthur O'Meara served as general counsel for the Allied Tribes, and had previously acted as counsel for the Nisga'a (including during the 1913 Petition).

Allison (family)

  • 374
  • Family

The Allison family, John Fall and Susan Louisa, were pioneer ranchers in the Similkameen Valley of B.C.

Allison, Susan Louisa, 1845-1937

  • 377
  • Person
  • 1845-1937

Susan Louisa Allison (nee Moir) was born in Ceylon in 1845. Her family moved back to England and then to Hope, British Columbia, in 1860. After her marriage to American ex-patriate John Fall Allison (1825-1897) in 1868, she settled near Princeton, where she and her husband ranched, trapped, mined, kept a trading post, and raised 14 children. Susan Allison continued to manage their cattle ranch after her husband’s death. She composed poetry, native Indian tales, short stories, and a series of newspaper articles, "Early History of Princeton." Her recollections were written after she moved to Vancouver in 1928, where she died in 1937. Some of her descendants preserved the records, including letters written by her husband describing his experiences during the 1849 California gold rush, and the 1858 Fraser River gold rush, and protected her intellectual property by applying for copyright protection.

Allsop and Mason (Firm)

  • 378
  • Corporate body

The British Columbia Land and Investment Agency originated with Thomas Allsop and Company founded in 1862 by Thomas Allsop (d. 1902) as an estate, financial and insurance agency based in Victoria, B.C. He was joined by Henry Slye Mason (d. 1899) in the late 1870s, and the firm was restyled Allsop and Mason. In 1887, the BCLIA was incorporated to carry on the business of Allsop and Mason. With a head office in London, and offices in Victoria, Vancouver and Nanaimo, the BCLIA heavily invested in the development of British Columbia for the next eighty years.

Alpha (Ship)

  • 379
  • Corporate body

The SS Alpha was a ship travelling from Halifax to Vancouver in 1898.

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