Fort George (B.C.)



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Alex Wylie interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], [196-] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Alex Wylie discusses hiking near Hinton in 1905 with some traders as he moved to BC; moved to Alberta from Scotland; describes the fort at Edmonton; he describes how he became a packer in 1907; Swift Ranch; pack trails near Quesnel; a man named Swift; the Northern Territories as he remembers them; the CPR; and Fort George. [TRACK 2: blank.]

Appeals from criminal convictions

  • GR-2785
  • Series
  • 1920-1936

Fort George and Prince George registries.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Prince George)

Auction sale records

  • GR-1043
  • Series
  • 1914

Series contains two booklets relating to a Government Auction Sale of property at Prince George, Fort George, and South Fort George to be held at Vancouver, Dominion Hall, May 19, 20, and 21, 1914, Victoria, Connaught Hall, May 26 and 27, 1914, and Prince George, June 9, 10, and 11, 1914. Lists of lots with handwritten notes of purchaser and price.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Barkerville and Fort George water rights records

  • GR-1080
  • Series
  • 1911-1923

This series contains records of the Water Recorders and Government Agents of Barkerville and Fort George relating to water licences. Includes correspondence, licence certificates and plans of licences issued to the Canadian Northern Pacific Railway, the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, and the Fort George Citizens Water Company.

British Columbia. Water Rights Branch

B.C.P. Police, Fort George district

The item is a b&w photograph, mounted on a card. It shows the Fort George district Provincial Police, identified from left to right: Const. H. Maxwell, Const. M.J. Condon, Const. H. Avison, Chief Const. A. McNeill, T. Herne (Gov't agent), Deputy Inspector T.W.S. Parsons.

B.C.P. Police, Fort George district

The item is a b&w photograph, mounted on a card. It shows the Fort George district Provincial Police, identified from left to right: Const. H. Avison, Const. M.J. Condon, Chief Const. A. MacNeill, Const. S. Service, R.W. Healey, Deputy Inspector T.W.S. Parsons.

Cariboo Government Agent correspondence and other material

  • GR-0216
  • Series
  • 1860-1938

The series consists of records created by the Government Agent and the Gold Commissioner of the Cariboo District, between 1860 and 1938. It includes correspondence inward and outward; court, mining, land, financial and administrative records.

British Columbia. Gold Commissioner (Cariboo)

Cecil LeDuke interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Harry and Louisa LeDuke and their life in the Burns Lake area PERIOD COVERED: 1903-1939 RECORDED: Burns Lake (B.C.), 1971 SUMMARY: [No content summary available for this interview.]


  • GR-2792
  • Series
  • 1914-1919

Correspondence (inward and outward) with both Supreme and County Courts at Fort George. This numbered series includes many inquiries regarding naturalization, time and location of court sittings, 1916 and 1917 lists of all civil and criminal actions, requests for various statistics, information on wartime regulations, etc. Box 1 contains an index to the correspondence by sender giving file number and subject.

British Columbia. County Court (Fort George)

Del Miller interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], [196-] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Del Miller recalls his arrival in BC in 1909 from Ontario; a wide variety of jobs he worked at upon arrival; South Fort George in 1911; Hudson's Hope; trapping; shipping freight on Peace; River; Finlay Rapids; more on trapping; living with his family in Deserters Canyon; trading posts; river transportation and freights; scows; more on Hudson's Hope; living in the region, including other pioneers and supplies and the Beaver Indians; trapping; medical care; and a story about his son who was accidentally shot. TRACK 2: Mr. Miller continues with his story about his son; how airplane;s brought in supplies and mail; how he was a mail carrier for a year; how he got supplies from the Fraser River with barges; an account of river accidents; climate; trails; and family history.

E.A. Weir and E.W. White fonds

  • PR-1448
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1913

The fonds consists of correspondence, a diary, a report, a meteorological observation journal and a photograph album created by E.A. Weir and E.W. White between 1911 and 1913. The records in the fonds documents the agricultural survey of the Northern Valley area contiguous to the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, undertaken by Weir and White on behalf of the Dept. of Agriculture.
Weir and White were both students at the Ontario Agricultural College in Guelph and they spent the summer of 1911 travelling by boat, foot and pack horse investigating the agricultural condiitons and possibilities in the valleys between Prince Rupert and Fort George.

Weir, E.A.

Fort George County Court plaint and procedure books

  • GR-0017
  • Series
  • 1911-1925

This series consists of four volumes of plaint and procedure books, 1911-1915; 1915-1920; 1920-1922; 1922-1925. Typical records include the case number, style of cause, names of solicitors, the nature of the claim, a list of proceedings with dates and a list of fees paid.

British Columbia. County Court (Fort George)

Frederick P. Burden interview

CALL NUMBER: T1865:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Frederick P. Burden : British Columbia land surveyor, 1902-1924 PERIOD COVERED: 1874-1924 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1959-10-12 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Born in New Brunswick in 1874. Working on a log drive in New Brunswick in 1880s. Taught for a time in New Brunswick. Graduated from UNB in 1900. Was good friends with A.H. Green, later a prominent B.C. surveyor. Comments on his days at UNB. Came to Nelson, B.C. in 1901. Became a B.C. land surveyor in 1902. Established the surveying firm of Green Brothers and Burden. Surveyed land near Fort George, 1910. Was a surveyor in Prince George, 1910-28. TRACK 2: Description of Fort George, ca. 1910. Wages and working conditions for survey crews. Railway boom in 1914. Construction on the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway. Mills in the Fort George area. Flu epidemic of 1919. Burden is Conservative candidate in provincial election of 1924. CALL NUMBER: T1865:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Frederick P. Burden : Prince George, 1910-1931 PERIOD COVERED: 1885-1931 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1959-10-12 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Burden defeated in the 1924 provincial election by Harry Perry. Suspicious circumstances surrounding absentee ballots. Plans to build a pulp mill at Prince George in the 1920s: the Fraser Syndicate. The murder of Robert Tyhurst of the Syndicate. Power investigations for the proposed pulp mill. Burden's Prince George properties. The collapse of the Fraser Syndicate, 1931. Return to the topic of river drives on the St. John River, NB. TRACK 2: Repeat of side one from the end of the Robert Tyhurst story. River drives in New Brunswick. Odd dealings relating to Fort George Indian Reserve. Boats on the Fraser River. CALL NUMBER: T1865:0003 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Frederick P. Burden : MLA and Minister of Lands PERIOD COVERED: 1910-1942 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1959-10-12 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: River boats on the Fraser and Nechako Rivers, 1911-14. Stories about Billy Seymour, local character and chainman for Burden. Running the Peace River with Billy Seymour. Billy Seymour's death.Consideration of potential power projects in the Central Interior. TRACK 2: Real estate and business dealings in early Prince George involving GTP Railway, George Hammond, Morley Phillips, Darcy Scott and others. Elected to B.C. Legislature in 1928. Becomes Agent-General in London, 1931-34. Orchard relates another anecdote told to him by Burden relating to his brief expulsion from UNB. (End of interview)

Ivor Guest interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-07-16 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Ivor Guest recalls his history; he was born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, in 1886. He first came west in 1908 to Edmonton. He eventually came to Vancouver and saw posters of Fort George, and so he decided to go there. His brother came from New York to join him. Their other brother met up with them and in May 1911, they came to Ashcroft and bought a team of horses to make the journey ;to Fort George. He describes what the journey was like, what the road houses were like, the ferry at Quesnel and how he sold a horse and traded another to an Indian for a canoe which broke in two. H;e describes several characters with whom he rode dog teams and canoed; his job as a fire warden at the Crooked River near Fort McLeod in the summers of 1912 and 1913; a description of Fort McLeod and who lived there; the business of fur; the growth of Fort George and his first impressions; the business of saw mills; Summit Lake prospecting; and the Grand Trunk Railroad. TRACK 2: Mr. Guest continues by describing farming in the Fort George area; the old characters; and differences between central and south Fort George.

John Campbell interview

CALL NUMBER: T1041:0001 track 1 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-07-19 SUMMARY: Mr. J.A.F. Campbell describes coming from Victoria to the Nechako region in 1908 as a schoolboy. He discusses people trading whisky with Indians for furs at that time. He describes life as a surveyor to map northern BC, and transportation at that time by dog sled; caring for the dogs, the dangers of drinking whisky at thirty below zero whilst traveling; traveling with Indians to help; map making as a life-long pursuit; the headquarters at Fort George; the dependence on Indians, although their expertise on the landscape was quite limited; the necessity of never locking cabins so that those in need could always find tools to survive; backpacking to the tops of every mountain to read angles and discover the country; a fire that started in Quesnel and swept through the Vanderhoof area and wiped out the area; and how the opening of the country allowed moose to migrate into the country. Mr. Campbell discusses what a 'typical' adventure was like and the routine of a typical day as a surveyor; the necessity of taking your time and being careful; backpacking or using rivers when there was no trail; how the only animal to fear was a grizzly bear; and how no rifles were brought on trips. Mr. Campbell recalls how he observed Fort George growing from three people to 18,000 people and how this happened, including the first boats to arrive; what Fort George was like before the war; all the drunks in the bars; the red light district; the first woman there; the first church; an anecdote about how the church felt about the red light district, and the response to their views; an anecdote about and old-timer woman named Margaret Seymour who used to drink the Fraser River water; an old timer named Charlie Miller who left $100,000 in his will for the woman who had the most children within ten years; and anecdotes about him as a real character.

CALL NUMBER: T1041:0001 track 2 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-07-19 SUMMARY: Mr. Campbell outlines what the Hudson's Bay post was like at Fort McLeod at that time, consisting of two wooden buildings separated by fifty feet, how the post wanted to keep white people out of the country, how they would accept no cheques, stories about the employees and how they married Indian wives to legally buy fur for them, and how the HBC clerks lived. He describes Babine Lake and mining in the area, the purchasing of the Indian reserve where Prince George was eventually built, the purchasing of land at that time and the development of sawmills in October 1909, and the subsequent boom of mills in Prince George. He discusses the Concord stages, which were very comfortable if you tend not to get seasick, and how they worked road houses and their bars and customs; a description of stage coaches and sleighs. Finally, Mr. Campbell describes characters on his survey parties.

Lawrence Dickinson interview

CALL NUMBER: T1038:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-07-17 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Lawrence Dickinson recalls his journey from Wisconsin and arrival at Francois Lake in 1910, when he was about 15 years old. He describes his journey along the Cariboo Road; stopping in Quesnel Forks to help mine for the winter; the route he had to take to Francois Lake; filing preemptions upon arriving in Francois Lake; joining a survey crew for Swannell company; life as a surveyor ;in the Fort Fraser, Prince George and general Upper Nechako area in 1910. He describes Fort St. James and the HBC post located there in the summer of 1911; the old trails in the area, leisure activities at Fort St. James, and how much everyone enjoyed the area; A.G. Hamilton's trading post in Fort St. James; work he did over the next several winters; how the war disrupted life; his father's trading post at Fort Fraser in 1915; how he and his brother bought out the trading post and went into business for themselves; the kind of people in Fort St. James before the war, including railroad construction men and other old timers; Mr. Murray who was a factor for the HBC and other characters; what makes the area so attractive; the difficulty nowadays at making a living as a trapper; shifts in mining techniques, changes in the Necoslie Valley after WWI; and how Fort St. James continues to be a jumping off point for miners and people of various vocations. TRACK 2: Mr. Dickinson continues how t;he HBC got supplies to their forts; how the war affected business in the area and how the mercury mine boosted the economy; how preemptors could not get good land because companies took all the prime ;real estate.;

CALL NUMBER: T1038:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1971 [summer] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Dickinson comments on the attitudes of people and various characters in Vanderhoof from his past; anecdotes about gold miners and how the landscape has changed; buildings at Fort St. Jam;es that are no longer standing; how the younger generation is not as reliable as the older generations; the fur trade around Fort St. James and how the local buyers had the monopoly; and a few old timers. TRACK 2: Mr. Dickinson describes traffic going through Fort St. James; changes in the area resulting in growing industry and construction; the rivalry among stores between the HBC and Dickinson and others; placer mining areas; freight service into the Nechako Valley by the HBC, Dickenson's surveying career from 1910 to 1913, including descriptions of places he surveyed; and miscellaneous comments about today's pioneers and industries.;

L.J. Bettison interview : [Orchard, 1966]

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1966-02-03 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Leo J. Bettison recalls some of his experiences in the central interior of BC, 1912 to 1914; and in the south Okanagan, 1918 to 1922. He describes his arrival in Victoria in 1912; work on Saltspring Island; work surveying and trapping in the Fort George area; joining up for World War I; travels; people in the Fort George area, including Billy Seymour and "Six-Mile Mary"; a potlatch on Saltspring Island; more details about the Fort George area; incidents in the bush; his return to Canada after the war, and his work in Saanich. TRACK 2: Mr. Bettison describes the making of straw;berry jam; going to the Okanagan and his early work there; farming near Oliver; a story about a deer shot near Fairview; Fairview and the people there; orchards in Oliver; irrigation; an anecdote about soldier-settlement schemes; buying hay from "Old MacIntyre"; Bill Skunover; stories about Indians in the Oliver area.

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