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Angela McDiarmid interview
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3 audio reels (01:30:00) : 19 cm/sec, mono ; 18 cm
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CALL NUMBER: T0675:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Angela McDairmid was born in Princeton before it was known as Princeton; she discusses her earliest memories; where the house was; several anecdotes about her mother and her youth; her father; floods; her family history; her father's arrival in Victoria in 1858; the gold rush on the Fraser River; the pack trains; the area around Princeton as she remembers it; more stories. Susan Louise Moir was her mother, and she discusses her life; her parents' early married life; the first settlers in Princeton; gold mining in Granite Creek; John Chance and other prospectors; how Princeton got its name. TRACK 2: Mrs. McDairmid continues by describing the first mines in the area; the Hope Trail; some characters; Chinese workers who worked for her father; stories; some characters whom she remembers.
CALL NUMBER: T0675:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. McDairmid continues with stories about the land around Princeton, some bodies that were found, building a bridge, a shooting among Indians, the Allison town site, Judge Haynes, Indian boat races at the river, potlatches, a shooting, the killing of a Nicola Indian, Merritt as a coal mining town, Dr. Tuttle's hanging, superstition among the Indians. Finally, she discusses her father giving the copyright to his stories to her sister. [TRACK 2: blank.]
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Imbert Orchard, 1974-1975
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A digital copy is available. Please contact staff for further information.
Preservation compact discs made from original audio reels, 2001-07-25.
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A file exists in which McDairmid provides a summary of the life of her mother, Susan Louisa Allison.
Accession number(s): T0675
Previously described as AAAB0764
Orchard ; FT-30/1-3
speaker: Aurelia Angela McDiarmid, interviewer: Imbert Orchard, sound recording: Ian Stephen
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- Frontier and pioneer life--British Columbia
- Gold mines and mining--British Columbia--Fraser River--History
- Miners--British Columbia
- Mines and mineral resources--British Columbia--Similkameen district
- Pack transportation--British Columbia
- Chinese--British Columbia
- Pioneers--British Columbia
- Indigenous peoples--British Columbia