Item T0654:0001 - Charles I. Harris interview

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Charles I. Harris interview

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  • [196-] (Creation)

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2 audio reels (ca. 60 min) : 19 cm/sec, 1 track, mono ; 18 cm

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SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Captain Charles Harris RECORDED: [location unknown], [196-] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Captain Charles Harris explains how he left Halifax in 1887 to come to Victoria to get involved in the sealing trade, he describes the trip, arriving in Victoria in 1888, going to sea in 1890, becoming mate of the "Mary Taylor" in 1891, his experience in the Bering Sea, details on his career and adventures in the 1890s, a detailed account of the process of going about sealing including anecdotes, when sealing with guns was outlawed in 1911 by virtue of a treaty, more on sealing, differences in hunting techniques between Indians and white people, an anecdote about taking Haida Indians sealing, potential dangers, and anecdotes about boat. TRACK 2: Captain Harris continues by describing his impressions of early Victoria, the liquor traffic in Victoria before and during prohibition, the navy at Victoria prior to WWI, the submarines brought to Victoria in 1915, and more on changes over time in Victoria.

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Imbert Orchard, 1974-1975


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A digital copy is available. Please contact staff for further information.
Preservation disc(s) made from original or master audio reel(s), 2004-01-07.

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  • Copying Restriction: Clients requesting research/private copies must fill out CBC form.
  • Use Restriction: Not for broadcast or commercial use without written permission of the CBC.
  • Copyright Status: Copyright Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

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Accession number(s): T0654

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Previously described as AAAB0743

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Orchard ; CB-[1-2]

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speaker: Charles I. Harris, interviewer: Imbert Orchard, sound recording: Ian Stephen

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