Fonds PR-0334 - George Nicholson fonds

Adventure Cove, Site Of Fort Defiance Archeological Exploration Of Fort Defiance, Bricks From The Sea Bottom Adventure Cove, Site Of Fort Defiance Adventure Cove, Site Of Fort Defiance Adventure cove, site of Fort Defiance.  Looking across to wharf site fromt fort site. Fort Defiance wharf site - Archeological Exploration of Fort Defiance, Bricks at the sea bottom. ... Beach scene; site of Fort Defiance; Adventure Cove Looking north-west entrance to cove - haystack Mountain in back of drawing. Archeological dig of Fort Defiance.  Discoverer Ken Gibson shows or uncovers Captain Greys fire pit. The Columbia's winter quarters in Adventure Cove. "Winter Quarters", American trading vessel "Columbia" at winter quarters on C... The "wharf" from north looking south; Fort Defiance. A child named Brad holding bricks found at the Fort Defiance wharf site. Rock Bluff in Adventure Cove, Fort Defiance. The "Pile" from the north, looking south at "wharf"; Fort Defiance. Fort Defiance, looking north. Fort Defiance; Adventure Cove, Meares Island, from the east. Ron McLeod diving at Fort Defiance. Mayor George Nicholson, and unidentified other; Fort Defiance. Mr. Ken Gibson, Fort Defiance.

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George Nicholson fonds

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  • 1950-1970 (Creation)
    Nicholson, George Salier Willis, 1887-1980

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50 cm of textual records, 68 photographs, 1 film reel

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George Nicholson was a writer who lived in Tofino, B.C.

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The fonds consists of clippings relating to Vancouver Island's west coast, reminiscences and articles about Zeballos, B.C. and rum running, and a print of a CBC film, along with 11 photographic slides, about Fort Defiance.

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Donated to the BC Archives by George Nicholson in 1976 and 1979, and by Colin and Joan Nicholson in 1986.


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An item-level description of the film is available on-line.

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Archives code(s): MS-0566; 197905-008; F1986:32.

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Accession number(s): 76-203; 197905-008; F1986:32


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