Fonds PR-0045 - George Edgar Winkler fonds

"Queen Charlotte City"; sawmill. Sawmill At Queen Charlotte City Queen Charlotte City Kettle Valley Train Scuttle Bay Richter Ranch, Keremeos Sally Mines, Beaverdell Dolly Varden Mines Railway Dolly Varden Mines Railway The Premier Mine and the BC Silver Mine. Stemwinder Mine, Mark Creek Monument to Peter Cronin, St. Eugene Mission St. Eugene Mission. Indian Procession St. Eugene Mission. Indian Procession St. Eugene Mission. Industrial School Lieutenant Governor Robert Randolph Bruce's Former Assay Office At Perry Creek. The Recapture of "Cranbrook Ed" The Recapture of "Cranbrook Ed" Wharf At Queen Charlotte City Headquarters Camp, Comox Atlin. White Pass And Yukon Railway St. Eugene Mission Indians At Cranbrook Train Station Porter, Idaho; G.E. Winkler collection, box 2 of 3. The Portland canal; G.E. Winkler collection, box 2 of 3 United Empire; G.E. Winkler collection, box 2 of 3. Dunwell Camp; G.E. Winkler collection, box 2 of 3. Silver Crest camp; G.E. Winkler collection, box 2 of 3. Camp at Alice Arm; G.E. Winkler collection, box 2 of 3. Alice Arm; G.E. Winkler collection, box 2 of 3.
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George Edgar Winkler fonds

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  • [189-]-1978 (Creation)
    Winkler, George E.

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2.3 m of textual records, maps and 1433 photographs

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George Edgar Winkler was a poet and prospector active throughout B.C. He published under the pseudonyms "Ernest Altrew" and "The Prospector".

George Edgar Winkler was born in Kincardine, Ontario in 1875. He first came to British Columbia in 1897 and within a few years, had settled permanently in the province. He worked in stores and for newspapers and became interested in prospecting, eventually taking university courses in geology. He had interests in many mining concerns, both as owner/operator and manager. Winkler was a poet, publishing several books of poetry during his lifetime as well as publishing in magazines and newspapers. He was interested in politics and unsuccessfully ran for Provincial office as a Socialist Party of Canada candidate in the 1907 general election. He died in Victoria in 1978.

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Accession 85-009 (89-1390) given by Winkler to his friend Hartley Sargent. Donated to the BC Archives by Hartley Sargent in 1985.

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The fonds consists of records created by George Edgar Winkler between the 1890's and 1978. Fonds includes Winkler's correspondence, both personal and business, maps and clippings, photograph albums, books and pamphlets and Winkler's poetry and political files. Files includes correspondence with William (Shorty) Dunn.

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Accession 79-098 (89-1384) left to the BC Archives by G.E. Winkler after his death in 1978.


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Accession number(s): 89-1384 (79-098), 197908-016, and 89-1390 (85-009).

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