Botany--British Columbia



Scope note(s)

Source note(s)

  • GR and MS subject headings

Display note(s)

Hierarchical terms

Botany--British Columbia

Equivalent terms

Botany--British Columbia

Associated terms

Botany--British Columbia

11 Archival description results for Botany--British Columbia

11 results directly related Exclude narrower terms

William Fraser Tolmie records

The series consists of correspondence, letterbooks, diaries, commissions, notes and memoranda relating to his work with the Hudson's Bay Company and the Puget Sound Agricultural Company at Fort Nisqually, and later, Victoria. Some published materials from the library of the Tolmie family not related to the history of the northwest have been included in the collection.

[Tropical Valley expedition]

Documentary. Shows an expedition through northeastern British Columbia by Mary Gibson Henry, Pennsylvania botanist and plantswoman. Mrs. Henry was interested in the legendary "Tropical Valley" of northern B.C., where the warmth of hot springs supposedly fostered vegetation not otherwise found in the region. The film was shot in the summer of 1931, during the first of four such journeys she made in the period 1931-1935. Mrs. Henry was accompanied by her husband, Dr. J. Norman Henry; four of her children; topographer Knox McCusker (of the Dominion Topographical Surveys Branch); Dr. B.H. Chandler, a surgeon friend; and outfitter S. Clark, as well as various wranglers. The second and third reels of this three-reel film show the party of 16 travelling by pack-train, crossing rivers, caching food, and fishing, as well as some camp scenes. At an encampment of "Grand Lake Indians" on the Tetsa River, they engage Charlie Macdonald, the chief's son, to guide them to Toad Hot Springs on the Toad River, but they do not proceed north to Liard Hot Springs. On the return trip south, stops include St. Paul's Lake, Henry River, and Lake Mary and Lake Josephine [named after the Henry's daughters]; these place names do not seem to have become official. Following the Peace River, they arrive at Hudson's Hope (having travelled 800 miles in 79 days), and continue down river to Taylor Flats.

Newcombe family papers

Correspondence, notebooks, subject files, accounts, annotated books, etc., of C.F. Newcombe and his son W.A. Newcombe, reflecting their interest in the ethnology, natural history and history of British Columbia. Newcombe family papers. The G.T. Emmons collection, consisting of correspondence, notes and manuscripts, mainly on the Tlingit Indians. Maynard family papers, consisting of diaries and papers of Richard and Hannah Maynard, Victoria photographers, and their son Albert. Papers of Emily Carr, and re her estate, of which W.A. Newcombe was an executor.

Volumes 21 to 30 were arranged by the BC Archives in 1975.

Volumes 31 to 59 were arranged by the Royal BC Museum, ca. 1970. BC Archives volume and file numbers have been added to the these volumes.

Volumes 239/240 were Found In Collection in the Archives in 2022 and added to the collection.

  • An asterisk beside a file number indicates that the file contains letters to or from both C.F. Newcombe and W.A. Newcombe.

Table of Contents: Box/file

Table of Contents: Microfilm reels

Detailed box and file list

Hamilton Mack Laing papers

Hamilton Mack Laing was a naturalist, photographer and journalist from Comox, BC.

Records contains correspondence, notes and manuscripts of articles and books concerning the birds, mammals and plants of Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Alaska, Oregon, Washington and much of southern and western British Columbia, ca. 1900-1982. The records also contain notes and correspondence concerning pioneering in rural Manitoba in the 1870s and at Comox in the 1920s; fiction and autobiographical manuscripts; and sketches and letters by Allan Brooks.

Laing, Hamilton Mack, 1883-1982

Hamilton Mack Laing papers

Correspondence relating to natural history, correspondence with publishers, with C.J. Guiguet, Allan Brooks, P.A. Taverner, various museums and naturalists, botanists and zoologists. Personal correspondence with Ethel M. Hart Laing, (his wife), Mrs. W.O. Laing (his mother), and other family members. Records relating to house building, property at Comox and Baybrook Nut Ranch. Tax and financial records.

Laing, Hamilton Mack, 1883-1982

Ed Lohbrunner interview

CALL NUMBER: T1892:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Thetis Park Nature Sanctuary RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1976-02-21 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Ed Lohbrunner recalls his childhood in Victoria; discusses his attitudes on the protection of plants; describes the origins and founders of the Thetis Park Nature Sanctuary Association, and the botany of the park area; and comments on the efforts required to prevent the total loss of many plants formerly abundant in the Victoria area. [TRACK 2: blank?]

CALL NUMBER: T1892:0002? RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1976-02-21

BC Provincial Museum correspondence inward and other material

  • GR-0512
  • Series
  • 1921-1922

7 Letters inward from George Fraser to Dr. C.P. Newcombe concerning botany, including photographs and clipping. Typewritten transcripts prepared by Botanical Division, B.C.P.M.

British Columbia Provincial Museum