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Douglas, James, Sir, 1803-1877
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Alfred John Langley papers

Correspondence with his son, family correspondence, certificates, will and related documents, appointment to Vancouver Island Council, indentures, share certificates and receipts.

Langley, Alfred John, 1820-1896

Bruce McKelvie papers

Bruce Alistair McKelvie (1889-1960) was born in Vancouver. He worked as a reporter for the Vancouver Province and later became Managing Editor of the Daily Colonist in 1930. He wrote a number of books on the history of British Columbia and was i...

McKelvie, Bruce Alistair, 1889-1960

Cecil Laundy interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1962-03 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Laundy speaks about his grandfather; Reverend Edward Cridge, and grandmother Mary, and their journey to Victoria in 1855. Mr. Laundy recalls parties at his grandparents' home, "...

Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works correspondence inward

  • GR-1180
  • Series
  • 1859

Correspondence inward to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works, Colonel R.C. Moody. Consists largely of letters from Governor James Douglas and the Colonial Secretary pertaining to town lots, other lands, trails and roads, and other public wo...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works


Series consists of seven letters from James Douglas (1851-1858); two letters from Robert Clouston, Honolulu (1855); letter from P.S. Ogden, Fort Hope (1858); fragment in writing of Paul Fraser, Thompson River (1855); HBC work agreement between Ric...


  • GR-1392
  • Series
  • 1859-1870

Correspondence from American government officials and British embassy in Washington, D.C., concerning diverse matters pertaining to U.S. - British Columbia relations. Includes correspondence from U.S. Military re: Indian population in Alaska (186...

British Columbia (Colony). Governor


Series consists of letters inward and outward of James Murray Yale; letters inward of John Duncan Manson; photocopy of manuscript of James Andrew Grant and Helen Beatrice Yale Kempster: "An Unsung Pioneer, Life and Letters of James Murray Yal...

Correspondence and other material

Seven letters from Edward Ellice, M.P. and members of the committee appointed to look into the affairs of the Hudson's Bay Company, discussing HBC interests in British Columbia and on the prairies; scrapbook containing miscellaneous clippings...

Dallas, Alexander Grant, 1818-1882

Correspondence outward

The series consists of correspondence out from Fort Vancouver, 1846-1848, signed by Peter Skene Ogden and James Douglas. The records consist of originals, borrowed transcripts and transcript copies. Almost all of the letters are addressed to Dr....

Correspondence outward

The series consists of correspondence from James Douglas to other HBC officials, written between 1832 and 1849 while he was assigned to Fort Vancouver. The first part of the series consists of the original letters (1839 to 1848) while the second ...

Crease family collection

Henry Pering Pellew Crease (1823-1905) was born at Ince Castle, near Plymouth, England, educated at Cambridge, and called to the bar in 1849. He traveled to Upper Canada with his family and explored the Great Lakes area for mining potential befor...

Ella family fonds

  • PR-2199
  • Fonds
  • 1840-1865

The fonds consists of eight items: folder 1, a marriage license (1855 ), folder 2, transcript from a marriage register (1857), folder 3, a Masonic lodge certificate (1865), folder 4, a certificate of competency as a ship's master (1853), fold...

Ella (family)

Establishment of servants, Columbia District out

The series is a bound journal containing 92 pages, originally created by James Douglas in 1839 when he was stationed at Fort Vancouver. The first ten pages contain lists of "gentlemen and men" associated with various HBC forts and vesse...

Executive Council meeting minutes

  • GR-1223
  • Series
  • 1864-1866

Minutes of Executive Council meetings, Colony of Vancouver Island. 2 vols., 26 March 1864 - 27 June 1865 and 18 July 1865 - 19 November 1866.

Vancouver Island. Executive Council

Fort Vancouver : register of marriage licenses

The item consists of a record book kept by Chief Factor John McLoughlin in 1837 at Fort Vancouver for the purposes of recording marriage licences. Entry no. 1 records the marriage licence of James Douglas and Amelia Connolly, dated February 27, 1...

Fort Vancouver fonds

  • PR-1682
  • Fonds
  • 1832-1858; 1866-1867

The fonds consists of accounts, correspondence, fur returns, a register of marriage licences and a letter book created by various Fort Vancouver Hudson's Bay Company officials between 1832 and 1858. Most of the correspondence consists of bot...

Hudson's Bay Company. Fort Vancouver

Gilbert Malcolm Sproat papers

Series consists of a diary, 1868; correspondence, 1898-1910, with R. Gosnell, E.O.S. Scholefield and R. Mohun; oaths of office; printed vita to accompany application to be appointed Governor of British Columbia, 1869; notes and drafts on history o...

Great Britain. Colonial Office.

Memorandum by Colonial Office officials entitled "The Royal Engineers in British Columbia."Copied from the originals (CO 325/48) in the Public Record Office January 1978.

Great Britain. Colonial Office

Great Britain. Colonial Office.

The series consists of transcribed copies of despatches from the Governor of British Columbia to the Secretary of State for the Colonies, 1858-1859. (CO 60/1 to CO 60/4).Volume 1: C.O. 60 vol. 1 part 1, 1858Volume 2: C.O. 60 vol. 1 part 2, 1858Vol...

Great Britain. Colonial Office

Hamilton Smith interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1962-03-27 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Smith talks about his father's Victoria hardtack business; May 24 celebrations in Esquimalt; visit of the Lord Dufferin; his father's bakery supplies for the Royal Navy and t...

Harris family fonds

  • PR-0864
  • Fonds
  • 1753, 1834-1920

The fonds consists of correspondence of the Harris family, principally that of Martha and Dennis Harris, memoirs, journals, business records of Dennis Harris and family memorabilia. Fonds includes records relating to Sir James Douglas, the diary o...

Harris (family)

Helmcken family papers

Papers of J.S. Helmcken and members of his family, including correspondence, 1848-1920, account books, 1871-1903, deeds, contracts, certificates, 1825-1890, medical notebooks, case books and account books, 1845-1890, notes and papers concerning th...

Hudson's Bay Company and James Douglas correspondence collection

  • PR-2206
  • Collection
  • 1841-1858

The collection consists of six letters by James Douglas to James Yale or Donald Manson, three agreements between the Hudson 's Bay Company and four employees, and a bill of lading for the Hudson's Bay Company ship Cadboro.

Douglas, James, Sir, 1803-1877

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