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Acton Kilby interview : [Hesse, 1973]

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Acton Kilby of Harrison Mills : Early settlers on the Fraser RECORDED: [location unknown], 1973 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Train noises. Acton Kilby is heard pointing out old tools, clothes and furniture at Harrison Mills Store. He discusses how he came to Harrison Mills. TRACK 2: Acton Kilby talks about life along the Fraser at the turn of the century, and since, including railroads, sternwheelers, and the floods of 1894 and 1948. Mrs. Acton Kilby also speaks. Footsteps and dogs barking. More train sounds.

Acton Kilby interview : [Orchard, 1963]

CALL NUMBER: T0745:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963-03-15 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Acton Kilby recalls his father; Thomas Kilby, coming from Ottawa with the first carload of settler's effects on the CPR; his father worked at various jobs in the area; the Brunette Sawmill s;tore in Sapperton; the milk delivery business; the livery business at Barnet; operating the Harrison Mills Timber and Trading Company boarding house in 1902; owning the Kilby Store in 1904; the family; farm and family store; the Chilliwack ferry and Cheam station; and the Harrison family and Minton family. TRACK 2: Mr. Kilby continues with the history of the Chilliwack ferry service and the Albion ferry; anecdotes about rowing to Chilliwack; incidents on the family farm; the Harrison River; Captain Dick Ward; Mrs. Minton.

CALL NUMBER: T0745:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963-03-15 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Kilby talks about an incident with Joe Davidson; Morris Valley; residents of the Chehalis Reserve; logging; working in the canneries; hop picking; stocking winter supplies for the reserve; 24th of May excursions; Indians and hop picking; Port Douglas; Purcell; transportation on Harrison Lake; Harrison Hot Springs; C.F. Pretty; the Kilby Store at Harrison Mills; business practices past; and present. [TRACK 2: blank.]

Agriculture today : reel 4, part 2

The item consists of a reel of 16 mm film which includes the following:
Mushroom growing in the Fraser Valley. Mushroom house, harvesting by hand and packing for the fresh market; quick freezing process, canning, transporting fresh mushrooms to market via Air Canada; cooking at home.

Albert Drinkwater interview

CALL NUMBER: T0772:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-03-17 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Drinkwater recounts his parents' arrival in Langley Prairie, and later Surrey, in the 1890s. He describes schooling; early life; childhood experiences; incident with a bear; New Westminster fire of [1898]; potlatches at Semiahmoo; Indian encampments; family life; farm chores; fishing. TRACK 2: Mr. Drinkwater continues with a discussion about fishing; winter; logging in Surrey; sawmills; Ross McLaren Mill; Yale Road; traveling store, Kidds and Isaac; sounds common at the turn of the century; a cougar incident; railways.

CALL NUMBER: T0772:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-03-17 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Drinkwater continues with his discussion about logging; logging methods; equipment; working horses; teamsters; oxen teams; selection of timber; loggers; the scaler; skid roads; transportation of logs. TRACK 2: Mr. Drinkwater continues with his discussion about logging; life in the logging camps; skid roads and donkey engines. He talks about Surrey Centre; early residents; Reverend; Bell.

CALL NUMBER: T0772:0003 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-03-17 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Drinkwater continues with his recollections of early residents of Tynehead; the Bell family; Halls Prairie settlers; the MacKenzie family; the Robertson family; incidents; the Brown family; Johnny Wise and the Clarendon Hotel; riverboats. TRACK 2: Mr. Drinkwater talks about the Yale Road; dredging and dyking, methods, procedures and equipment; Sumas Prairie dyking; constructing the; route for BC Electric; logging.

Alexander Hope interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963-02-22 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Alex Hope begins this tape with family history; he talks about his grandfather's [Mavis] first trip to BC in 1858 and his later settlement in the Langley area; his father, a land surveyor, surveyed for the Mavis family and moved to Langley in 1907. He relates background information about the Fort Langley restoration project; the Mavis family lived on the site of the fort, and Mr. Hope describes the remaining buildings which were on the property when his grandparents purchased the land in 1886; the Langley Historical Society and the restoration of Fort Langley; government funding; for the project; historical research and planning; the official opening in 1958; archeological studies of the site and information about the Hudson's Bay Company; exploration of southwestern BC. TRACK 2: Mr. Hope talks about the settlement of Derby; a history of Fort Langley; Old Fort Langley and New Fort Langley; chief factors at the fort; town of Fort Langley; river transportation; mail delivery; the Hudson's Bay Company farm site; the CNR; origins of the Fort Langley/Albion Ferry; early settlers; Joe Morrison; McClughan family; the telegraph trail; the Yale Road; early communities.

Alfred Hawkins interview

CALL NUMBER: T0712:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963-04-01 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Hawkins recounts the arrival of his father [Albert Hawkins] in BC with the Royal Engineers in 1859; settlement in Matsqui with a crown and military grant; stories about Judge Begbie; the family farm; other incidents; wild animals; early settlers C.B. Sword, Maclure, Lehman, McCullum, Cruickshank, Nicholson and Merryfield; his father's adventures; the 1894 flood; the Maclure family.; TRACK 2: Mr. Hawkins continues with his recollections of the Maclure family; other settlers; Matsqui dykes and dams; floods; settlement of Matsqui; the BC Electric Railway; descriptions and stories; about the sternwheelers on the river; anecdotes about the post office.

CALL NUMBER: T0712:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963-04-01 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Hawkins continues with stories about local characters, socials, life on the farm, picnics, amateur theatricals; and an anecdote about Vancouver Island. [TRACK 2: blank.]

Allan Toop interview : [parts one and two]

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-02 & 03 SUMMARY: Allan Toop discusses his life as a dairy farmer in the Fraser Valley. The interview begins on the first tape after five minutes of sound effects, including the sounds of mechanized milking equipment. Excerpts from this interview were used in Marcuse's radio documentary "Vanishing Famers", broadcast on CBC Radio's "Three's Company".

Alma Cyr interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-06-01 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Cyr, nee Lagace, recounts her father's arrival in Hatzic Prairie from Quebec; the family homestead; Mrs. Thompson; Italian settlers; her family traveling through the Rockies in a covered wagon; Captain Stanley Thompson; Mrs. Cyr's father; her mother; dances; picnics; schooling; local residents; Father Fouquier; Durier; Boucher; the Lagace family. TRACK 2: Mrs. Cyr continues with her recollections about her family; her mother; her husband, Zoel Cyr; his logging work at Stave Lake; the Matsqui Hotel; ranching in the Dewdney area; family incidents.

Anne and Edward Dunkerly interview

RECORDED: Abbotsford (B.C.), 1981-08 SUMMARY: Mr. Dunkerly was born in England and came to Carlisle Saskatchewan in 1912. He was a trapper, farmer and labourer. Mr. Dunkerly married Anne in Saskatchewan; she kept the farm going and raised their family while Mr. Dunkerly was away at war. They later came west and settled on a seventy acre farm in Sumas, in the Fraser Valley.

Are we at the crossroads? : reminiscences of Gerald Ross Hunter

The file consists of a typescript copy of the reminiscences of Gerald Ross Hunter titled "Are we at the crossroads?" Mr. Hunter was born in England, emigrated to Wynyard, Saskatchewan, moved to British Columbia in 1937 where he and his wife operated a motel on Kingsway in Vancouver, and then lived in the Fraser Valley and in Victoria.

Barbara Beldam interview

RECORDED: Oliver (B.C.), 1982-05-30 SUMMARY: Mrs. Beldam was born at Sumas in 1904, and was schooled in Vancouver and Seattle. Barbara's father had a large dairy farm in Sumas. Barbara was an ardent rider and hunter; and was largely responsible for the Oliver International Horse Show. After she married, she and her husband had a large fruit and hay ranch.

Behind the switch

The item is a composite print of an educational film made in 1958. It shows how hydroelectric power is harnessed and distributed to homes and industry. Shows dam and powerhouse sites, the maintenance of power lines, and the various users of electricity. It is a companion film to NATURE'S MIRACLE.

Ben and Emelia Stevenson interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963-02-18 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Stevenson talks about coming to Elgin in 1888 from the Orkney Islands; clearing the farm; dyking and draining the land; early Elgin; logging camps; early settlers; early crops; Brackman and Ker; shipping produce; the hotel in Elgin and Crescent Beach, known as Blackie's Spit. Mrs. Stevenson talks about her father, Isaac Johnston; early New Westminster; the New Westminster market; family life; farms; the family potato factory; early Elgin; W. Kaye Lamb; early residents; Peter Bain; Ladner; John Oliver. [TRACK 2: blank.]

Bert Williams interview

CALL NUMBER: T0451:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963-02-21 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Bert Williams recounts his father's arrival in Ontario, and the family's later move to Langley to homestead in 1889. He relates early incidents; other families; the trip to Langley; early homesteaders; remittance men; building their first home; Bovel's Mill; cougar stories; life on the homestead; the family's garden; livestock; the Salmon River. TRACK 2: Bert Williams continues, discussing grouse hunting; clearing land; an anecdotes about life on the homestead; his mother's life on the farm; preachers; entertainment; boyhood antics; bear stories; a description of Fort Langley in 1895.

CALL NUMBER: T0451:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963-02-21 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Williams talks about the Telegraph Trail and roads in the area; names of roads; the township system; the Salmon River Bridge; peddlers; entertainment; different types of transportation, carts and buggies; local incidents. TRACK 2: Mr. Williams continues with his discussion about farm incidents; horses and teams; the Langley Country Fair; summer picnics; Blackie's Spit; winters and changing weather conditions; effects of a 1911 or 1912 Alaskan volcanic eruption and earthquake; fencing; the New Westminster Market; ferry at Brownsville; the railroad bridge; work on the telephone line.

CALL NUMBER: T0451:0003 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963-02 or 1963-03-20-21 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Williams continues with recollections about peddlers; Christmastime; social occasions; bear incidents. TRACK 2: Mr. Williams talks about farming and milk production; local feuds; anecdotes about pioneer life; Jim Melrose; hog killing; church; the Seeley brothers; prosperity in the 1910s; drilling for artesian wells.

Beulah Probert interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963-02-21 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Probert recounts her family's arrival in the Langley area in 1900; the farm site; dairy produce; Fraser Valley Milk Producers Association; mosquitoes; farm life; schooling; Bill Miner; ;school teachers; community life; neighbours; fishing and hunting. TRACK 2: Mrs. Probert continues with the discussion about fishing; Crescent Island; Boyd Island; wildlife; churches; picnics; 24th o;f May celebrations; dances; box socials; entertainments; anecdotes about the area; Neil Cameron; Jason Allard; interesting characters; Christmas.

[Booth Collection -- B.C. places] : [footage and out-takes]

Footage. 12 reels of film (varying in length from 20 to 100 feet) showing different locations. Vancouver Airport, where crowd greets a Lancastrian aircraft [133, 102A]; English Bay sailing [102A]; Whytecliff Lodge (Horseshoe Bay) seaside resort activities [108]; Alpine Inn at Christina Lake [18]; Jones Lake fishing and mountaineering [209]; Cherry Creek cattle round-up [94]; Merritt sawmills, businesses and nearby coalmine "Middlebora" [45]; Harrison Lake Sasquatch celebration [120A]; haying at The Willows farm (Fraser Valley?) [58]; Coldstream Ranch (?) dairy cattle [14C]; Okanagan Lake sternwheeler "Sicamous" at Penticton and shots of Incola Hotel (pre-1935), and Westbank-to-Kelowna car ferry [175]; Herbert Arm (?) government dock and nearby mountaineering, wild flowers, and a semi-abandoned mine [103A-B).

[British Columbia Indians, ca. 1941]

Amateur film. Miscellaneous footage taken during the time that Miss Gerry worked as a nurse for the federal Dept. of Indian and Northern Affairs. Includes footage of Indian reserves and villages, celebrations and school children; a First Communion procession at St. Paul's Indian Catholic Church in North Vancouver; hospital and clinic scenes; residential schools and Coqualeetza Indian School and Hospital; Cariboo highway and scenery; Williams Lake Stampede; etc. Also includes OUR CARIBOO NEIGHBORS, a discrete two-reel film that depicts a 1941 automobile journey to visit Indian reserves and missions in the Cariboo. For a detailed content summary of OUR CARIBOO NEIGHBORS, see item description AAAA5215.

[Cariboo region, Vancouver, Fraser Valley]

Footage. A film showing tourism and commerce in three areas: the Cariboo region around 100 Mile House, Vancouver, and the upper Fraser Valley. Cariboo region subjects include fishing, motoring, horseback riding, boating, hiking, pioneer buildings, a covered wagon, and ranching. In Vancouver the focus is shipping. Upper Fraser Valley subjects include Chilliwack businesses and residences, agriculture, outdoor recreation, Hope area campgrounds, Fort Hope Lodge, hiking, boating, and horseback riding. Visitors cross the Fraser River in a canoe to see a waterfall.

Cash book and debt attachment book

  • GR-2374
  • Series
  • 1892-1959

Most of this volume is a cash book for the sale of law stamps, 1951-1959 (p.34-219). It is also the Debt Attachment book (indexed), 1892-1895 (p.1-15) & 1910 (p.28-29). Records relating to expenses and results from the "1900 Provincial Election for the Riding of Chilliwack" (p.17-20) and expenses of the "Provincial Election - Chilliwack Electoral District, 1907" (p. 21-24).

British Columbia. County Court (Chilliwack)

Catherine Maclure interview

CALL NUMBER: T0715:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Miss Catherine Maclure, daughter of Samuel Maclure, talks about her early life in Victoria; the Maclure family; grandfather Maclure; family farm in Matsqui; grandmother Maclure; childhood re;collections; Abbotsford and the family telegraph operators. TRACK 2: Miss Maclure continues her recollections of the Maclure family; family telegraph operators in various locations; Samuel Maclure';s education; his art and architecture; house designs in Victoria; his architectural partners, Cecil Fox, Ross Lott; Mrs. Samuel Maclure; her watercolours of Songhees Indians; her marriage; Margaret Simpson; Mrs. Samuel Maclure; the MacLeod family; Samuel Maclure's interests; houses and offices he designed.

CALL NUMBER: T0715:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Miss Maclure, daughter of Samuel Maclure, talks about the Carr family and Emily Carr; British immigrants; Rudyard Kipling's visit; the Royal Navy; Sir Clive Phillips-Wolley; Warburton Pike; Victoria at the turn of the century; and the Chinese gardens in Fairfield. [TRACK 2: blank.]

[CHAN-TV 8 Vancouver]

Promotional film. For Vantel's application to the Board of Broadcast Governors for a television broadcasting license, company president Art Jones introduces samples of proposed programming. These include "Van-O-Rama," a TV journal of local interest; a news program; a discussion of metropolitan planning in Vancouver with Warnett Kennedy; a football game; a children's show; a variety show featuring a female singer and a barbershop quartet; a West Indian dance performed by an ethnic dance troupe from UBC; a large grad choir, etc. Includes footage of simulated TV studio operations; an Artray film crew at a tree nursery, on the waterfront and in Fraser Valley; views of Port Moody waterfront and Vancouver skyline.

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