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10:15 talks : Canon Alan Greene : [radio series, 1963-1964]

The sub-series consists of nine recorded talks from the CBC Radio program "10:15 Talks", with Canon Alan Greene, formerly of the Columbia Coast Mission. Also known as "All That I Have Seen and Met", the programs (episodes 1-6 and 8-10 of 10) feature Canon Greene recalling his experiences as a seafaring parson on the Strait of Georgia from 1911 to the 1940s.

10:15 talks : Canon Alan Greene : [talk no. 1]

SUMMARY: One of nine original tapes from a series of talks for the CBC Radio program "10:15 Talks". The programs, also known as "All That I Have Seen and Met", feature Canon Alan Greene recalling his experiences as a seafaring parson on the Strait of Georgia from 1911 to the 1940s. TRACK 1: Original tape #1 (recorded June 21, 1963): In this first talk, Canon Green describes how the radio series came about, then discusses his family and personal history. He continues with recollections about missionary John Antle; the Columbia Coast Mission; his decision to become a parson; being approached by CBC producer John Edwards to give the radio talks; and ends with a story about "a skunk that attends Church".

10:15 talks : Canon Alan Greene : [talk no. 10]

SUMMARY: One of nine original tapes from a series of talks for the CBC Radio program "10:15 Talks". The programs, also known as "All That I Have Seen and Met", feature Canon Alan Greene recalling his experiences as a seafaring parson in the Strait of Georgia from 1911 to the 1940s. TRACK 1: Original tape #10. This talk consists of stories about: (1) one of the many jobs which Mr. and Mrs. Bob Tipton of Quadra Island "unloaded" on Canon Greene, and Bob Kelly of Quadra Island who was stricken with cancer; and; (2) "God Bless You, Reverend, God Bless You", a story concerning coastal resident Tom Jones and his black wife.

10:15 talks : Canon Alan Greene : [talk no. 2]

SUMMARY: One of nine original tapes from a series of talks for the CBC Radio program "10:15 Talks". The programs, also known as "All That I Have Seen and Met", feature Canon Alan Greene recalling his experiences as a seafaring parson on the Strait of Georgia from 1911 to the 1940s. TRACK 2: Original tape #2 (recorded 1963-11-14). This second talk consists of stories about people Greene met during the mis;sion's early days, as follows: (1) Oscar Soderman and his wife Sadie Soderman; (2) two women who quarreled but later became friends; ( 3) two men, George and Patty, on Redonda Island; and (4) Mr. Harwood and Mr. Black of Cortes Island.

10:15 talks : Canon Alan Greene : [talk no. 3]

SUMMARY: One of nine original tapes from a series of talks for the CBC Radio program "10:15 Talks". The programs, also known as "All That I Have Seen and Met", feature Canon Alan Greene recalling his experiences as a seafaring parson on the Strait of Georgia from 1911 to the 1940s. TRACK 1: Original tape #3. This third talk presents reminiscences about: (1) performing funeral rites for various families in various places, and (2) a story about a tough old time logger named Alan Palmer, entitled "They Make Them Tough Out Here".

10:15 talks : Canon Alan Greene : [talk no. 4]

SUMMARY: One of nine original tapes from a series of talks for the CBC Radio program "10:15 Talks". The programs, also known as "All That I Have Seen and Met", feature Canon Alan Greene recalling his experiences as a seafaring parson on the Strait of Georgia from 1911 to the 1940s. TRACK 2: Original tape #4. This fourth talk presents stories about: (1) eccentric postmaster John Jones of Read Island, and (2) Jack McNaughton, a retired logger, in a story entitled "Just Crack the Valve".;

10:15 talks : Canon Alan Greene : [talk no. 5]

SUMMARY: One of nine original tapes from a series of talks for the CBC Radio program "10:15 Talks". The programs, also known as "All That I Have Seen and Met", feature Canon Alan Greene recalling his experiences as a seafaring parson in the Strait of Georgia from 1911 to the 1940s. TRACK 1: Original tape #5. The fifth talk has stories about: (1) Miles Case's illness, in a story entitled "Friction Bill"; and (2) "A Roof Over Their Heads" about a couple trying to save their home.

10:15 talks : Canon Alan Greene : [talk no. 6]

SUMMARY: One of nine original tapes from a series of talks for the CBC Radio program "10:15 Talks". The programs, also known as "All That I Have Seen and Met", feature Canon Alan Greene recalling his experiences as a seafaring parson in the Strait of Georgia from 1911 to the 1940s. TRACK 2: Original tape #6. This sixth talk consists of: (1) a story called "A Gentleman Adventurer", about an Italian man's mail-order-type marriage on Cortes Island; (2) a story about a misunderstanding in a ship to shore conversation; and (3) "A Treasury of Synonyms and Antonyms" which is a collection of amusing puns.

10:15 talks : Canon Alan Greene : [talk no. 8]

SUMMARY: One of nine original tapes from a series of talks for the CBC Radio program "10:15 Talks". The programs, also known as "All That I Have Seen and Met", feature Canon Alan Greene recalling his experiences as a seafaring parson in the Strait of Georgia from 1911 to the 1940s. TRACK 1: Original tape #8. This talk consists of: (1) a story called "Will I Put Her Around Again, Old Sport", about how Greene; as a student missionary at Lund in 1911, managed to get a group of loggers to attend an impromptu service; and (2) a story called; "The Reincarnation of Colonel Lindbergh", about a Read Island ma;n, Charlie Rosen, who ended up eating his prize horse, Lindy.

10:15 talks : Canon Alan Greene : [talk no. 9]

SUMMARY: One of nine original tapes from a series of talks for the CBC Radio program "10:15 Talks". The programs, also known as "All That I Have Seen and Met", feature Canon Alan Greene recalling his experiences as a seafaring parson in the Strait of Georgia from 1911 to the 1940s. TRACK 2: Original tape #9. The talk consists of: (1) a story entitled "The Dear Departed Jane Has Died; Those People Too" about Jane's neighbors organizing her funeral; and (2) "Once Aboard the Nugget and the Girl Is Mine", a story about how to load bulky and shapeless women onto a boat.

Abel Joe interview : [tape no. 2]

SUMMARY: Audio consists of Actualities recording of what appears to be the operation of a metal forge. This recording is not an interview but a recording of sounds. Abel D. Joe is the forge worker in the recording.

Achille Stevens interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], [1962?] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Achille Stevens talks about his emigration from England to British Columbia in 1907; meeting Sir Wilfred Laurier on the journey; his train trip across Canada; first impressions of Canada; early employment in Cumberland and Victoria; his work as an agent for British manufacturers; establishment of Acme Press in 1909; boom days of Victoria, 1910 to 1912, and the Fairfield Chinese gardens. TRACK 2: Mr. Stevens recalls his impressions of Victoria in 1907; the Inner Harbour; Victoria Chemical Company (C.I.L.); boulevard plantings; trips to England; first jobs in British Columbia; Pender Island; relations between Victoria and Vancouver; his retirement; government work; and the Fifth Regiment with Colonel Currie.

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.]

Ada Bartholomew interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-11-12 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Ada Bartholomew recalls early days in the Kelowna area. She describes how her family came to the Okanagan via Port Arthur and New Westminster; early families of Kelowna; her first impressions of the area; school days; how things were better then; dances; other people who lived nearby; Christmas; how Kelowna grew; fairs and Penticton. [TRACK 2: blank.]

Ada Dawe interview : [Orchard, 1965]

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-06-17 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Ada Dawe recalls her father Thomas John Cook; his arrival in Sechelt in 1893; Bert Whittaker and his store and hotel and steamships; more on steamships, the "Comox"; waiting for ships circa 1910 to 1914; and fishing. TRACK 2: Mrs. Dawe continues describing the arrival of nuns from France, Order of the Infant Jesus [Sisters of the Child Jesus], with Mother Superior Theresine in 190;3; the building of the Indian residential school in 1905; more on native Indians, including their appearance and their brass band; prominent Indians including Jack Isadore and Chief Julius and Chief A;lf August; the school for white children in 1912; Christmas festivities; roads to Porpoise Bay; Gibsons and Pender Harbour; and her impressions of loggers.

Adeline Genier interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-06-29 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Adeline Genier came to BC from Ontario in 1892; she describes her trip out west; her husband was Gilbert Genier, an electrician who got work from Sturgeon Falls to Vancouver working for the CPR. She was married in Kamloops in 1892 after her bout with mountain fever. The power house was built in Kamloops at this time. She mentions several people who worked on the power house and what was involved in learning how it worked. Her husband ran the power house for seven years until the family moved to Heffley Creek to buy a ranch. When the Klondike rush began they opened a stopping house for the two pack trains which came through; eventually sold it and the ranch and built a school at Heffley Creek. She is the mother of nine and she talks about how successful her life was. She describes the people and ranches at Heffley Creek and her family's values. She discusses recreation such as baseball. They moved to Barriere and she tells the story of how the town was named. TRACK 2: She describes Louis Creek and how it was named; the reserve and the roads going to and from the town. The Indians and how good neighbours they are. Anecdotes about Indians; how the children grew up with music; more anecdotes.

Adolf Anderson interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1966-07-25 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Adolf Anderson describes his move to BC from Alberta in 1910. Then he describes his move to the Likely area from Tete Jaune Cache in 1930, pioneer prospectors: John Likely, John Mitchell, Robert (Bob) Darrell, and James (Jim) Moore. TRACK 2: Anderson continues about Jim Moore with an account of Moore's prospecting on Black Bear Saddle.

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