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A.H. Soles interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-11-08 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. A.H. Soles discusses early settlement in the Columbia Valley and the Kootenay Central Railroad; he describes how he came from Ontario to Golden in 1898; the various steamboats and the...

A.I. McLean fonds

  • PR-1594
  • Fonds
  • 1877

The fonds consists of McLean's survey book for a survey near Edmonton.

McLean, A.I.

Alex Wylie interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], [196-] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Alex Wylie discusses hiking near Hinton in 1905 with some traders as he moved to BC; moved to Alberta from Scotland; describes the fort at Edmonton; he describes how he became a packer in;...

Alexander Begg fonds

  • PR-1178
  • Fonds
  • 1884-1894

The fonds consists of Alexander Begg's letterbook and questionnaires distributed by the Canadian Pacific Railway Land Department to settlers in the North West Territory and a manuscript of the "History of the North West".

Begg, Alexander, 1839-1897

Andrew J. Onderdonk fonds

  • PR-1803
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1881]

The fonds consists of photographs depicting the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway, Pacific Section, including views of landscapes, tunnels, structures, construction workers, First Nations along the route, and portraits of the Onderdonk ...

Onderdonk, Andrew J., 1848-1905

Andy Gray interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-10-30 SUMMARY: Andy Gray recalls in detail his career on the CPR. Born in Scotland, he came to Canada in 1890 and then to Vancouver 1892. He began work on the CPR in 1906 as a "wiper", then a fireman,...

Annie York and Arthur Urquhart interview

CALL NUMBER: T0678:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-10-25 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Miss Annie York describes her grandfather, Joseph York (1868?-1951), who attended Anglican schools at Jackass Mountain; his lifelong work for the CPR; several anec...

Arthur Chadwick interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], [196-] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Arthur Chadwick discusses his family history in Wisconsin all the way back to the American Civil War. He was born in 1885 and came to Canada by himself in 1907 to Alberta. Not liking A;...

Arthur Salsbury interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1966-08-27 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Arthur Salsbury relates the financing and early history of the CPR. Recalls journey of the first train to arrive at Port Moody. Prominent founders of the CPR. History of early Vancouver. G...

Ashdown Green fonds

  • PR-0816
  • Fonds
  • 1865-1874

The fonds consists of Green's diaries relating to survey work for the Canadian Pacific Railway and a survey of Saltspring Island.

Green, Ashdown, 1840-1927

Basil Aylmer interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-05-22 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: The Honourable Basil Aylmer describes the Aylmer family history. Then he discusses coming to Queens Bay; building a house; World War I; starting a farm; and his family and neighbours. T...

Between ourselves : The Luck of La Chance ; Folk songs

SUMMARY: "Between Ourselves" was a weekly series of hour-long radio programs that presented Canada to Canadians. It featured aspects of Canadian life in docudramas, plays, music, and interviews, originating fr;om different regions of Can...

Bill Bennett : [press conference, January 9, 1979]

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Discusses CPR's proposed takeover of MacMillan Bloedel RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1979-01-09 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: At a press conference in Victoria on 9 January 1979, Premier Bill Bennett discusses Canadi...

Bill La Chance interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-03-09 SUMMARY: Mr. E.W. (Bill) LaChance recalls his experiences working as an locomotive fireman and engineer for the CPR, based in Revelstoke. This interview mainly relates his story as the sole survivor of the ...

Bordertown Publishing collection

  • PR-2282
  • Collection
  • 1886-1966 ; predominant 1920s-1950s

The collection consists of photographic negatives that mainly depict railway operations in western Canada, particularly British Columbia, from 1886 to 1966. The collection was accumulated from photographs shot or collected by Albert Paull, Roy Jen...

Bordertown Publishing

Boyd Affleck interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-09-08 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Boyd Campbell Affleck came to the Kootenay/Arrow Lakes region in 1907 from Ontario. He took up a surveying job near Nakusp. He discusses settlers and speculators. He describes Fruit...

C.F. Hanington fonds

  • PR-1580
  • Fonds
  • 1874-1876 [Photocopied 194-?]

The fonds consists of Hanington's letterbook.

Hanington, C.F.

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