Item AAAB1632 - George Vancouver Copley interview : [Reimer, 1975]

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George Vancouver Copley interview : [Reimer, 1975]

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AAAB1632

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  • 1975-06 & 1975-07 [date recorded] (Creation)

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CALL NUMBER: T1482:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): George Vancouver Copley : pioneer, surveyor, explorer and civil servant PERIOD COVERED: 1880-1920 RECORDED: Williams Lake (B.C.), 1975-06-17 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: George Copley tells story of his father who emigrated from Germany, and settled at Cobble Hill about 1876. Copley born 1880. Early life in Cobble Hill. Injured in a sawmill in Nanaimo. Length;y series of operations to save his arm. A variety of jobs in Victoria. Meets Frank Swannell, famous surveyor. TRACK 2: Description of Frank Swannell. Surveying in British Columbia before 1920: Finlay; River, Liard River, Parsnip River, Cariboo, Pemberton Valley. Worked for B.C. Forest Service starting about 1914. Transportation in the central interior: stage coach and steamship. Steamship ride up ;the Nechako River. Horse and gas stages on the Cariboo Road. Arrival of stage at Soda Creek.;

CALL NUMBER: T1482:0002 - 0006 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): George Vancouver Copley : pioneer, surveyor, explorer and civil servant RECORDED: Williams Lake (B.C.), 1975-06 & 07 SUMMARY: [No content documentation is available for these five tapes, which were recorded on June 17, 18 & 20 and July 2, 1975.];

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Provincial Archives of British Columbia. [staff members], [1974-1987]

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  • Partial transcript on file (T1482:0001 only).
  • Reference cassette copy available in container 000443-084 and -085.

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  • Copying Restriction: None.
  • Use Restriction: As determined by the BC Archives.
  • Copyright Status: Copyright British Columbia Archives.

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Accession number(s): T1482

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speaker: George Vancouver Copley, interviewer: Derek Lawrence Reimer

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