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Gerald Harpur interview

CALL NUMBER: T0348:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-09-20 SUMMARY: Mr. Gerald Harpur landed in Midway on Sept 22, 1912, and settled as a fruit farmer in the Kettle Valley, farming mostly apples. He talks about his life, where he came from...

Carl Thomet interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-09-20 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Carl Thomet was born in Midway in 1905, and lived his whole life there. The interview begins with a description of the railway built in 1900. The first passenger railway service was call...

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...

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,...

George H. Williamson interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-11-10 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. G.H. Williamson recalls his 40 year career with the CPR. Born in Toronto, he moved to Donald, B.C., in 1892 and started with the railways. By 1900 he was working as an engineer. He ...

Phillip and Eve Parker interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-11-10 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Eve Parker came from England to Donald, BC in 1892. She describes her childhood in Donald, and the social life and customs of the community. She traveled throughout the province e...

Doug Abrahamson interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-01-29 SUMMARY: TRACKS 1 & 2: Doug Abrahamson recalls Revelstoke at the turn of the century. His family came from Sweden, settled in Revelstoke and built and ran the Central Hotel. He describes the social lif...

H.H. Stevens interview

The item consists of an audio interview with H.H. Stevens, recorded in 1966.T0327:0001 summaryTrack 1: Mr. Stevens, who came to Vernon in 1894, talks about his early experiences and memories of the Okanagan, including driving the stage from Penti...

Jimmy White interview

CALL NUMBER: T0302:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-11-06 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. James F. (Jimmy) White recalls his arrival in Golden in 1889; his first impressions; a trip to Fort Steele, including a description of the police and the lifes...

Donald MacLachlan fonds

  • PR-2303
  • Fonds
  • 1886-2006

The fonds consists of records documenting the professional and personal life of Donald MacLachlan. The predominant theme of the records is MacLachlan's involvement in the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway, its history, operations, and advocacy w...

MacLachlan, Donald F.

Stan Humphrey fonds

  • PR-2322
  • Fonds
  • 1905-1973

The fonds consists of records documenting the professional career of Stan Humphrey. As a train dispatcher for the E&N Railroad, the records relate to his work as an employee for the E&N and primarily his union work for the Order of Railroa...

Humphrey, Stanley Norman

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


"British Columbia: of their doings there by one of them." Manuscript account of a journey from London, England to Vancouver B.C. and back August 28 - October 6, 1897. Contains photographs, maps, menus, passenger lists and programmes. ...

Williams, Frederick D. London, England

Photographic View Album by R. Maynard, Artist

The item is an album containing field photographs, the bulk of which contains landscape views that document the coast and interior of British Columbia, as well as Banff, Alberta. The album is attributed to Richard Maynard. The images were likely p...

Maynard, Richard

Gus Milliken interview

CALL NUMBER: T0658:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963-03-13 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Gus Milliken tells many stories from many different sources about the area around Yale. The first story takes place during the gold rush about a man who sells...

William M. Sloan fonds

  • PR-2376
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1994

The fonds consists primarily of the professional records of Bill Sloan, and document his career in the forestry industry—especially as it related to land management for Canadian Pacific and the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway. Many of the records ap...

McDougal Sloan, Bill, 1919-2010

Marcus Smith fonds

  • PR-0238
  • Fonds
  • 1815-1903 [Microfilmed 1969]

The fonds consists of a family register and diary, records (including diaries) relating to Canadian Pacific Railway exploration and construction, a letter book, various memoranda, diary extracts and biographical notes.

Smith, Marcus, 1815-1904

Correspondence and other material

Series consists of correspondence between H.A.F. McLeod, resident engineer for the Canadian government, C.P.R. contract 62, Drynoch, B.C., and S.P. Tuck, division engineer for Andrew Onderdonk, about construction of line. Also contains specificat...

Reginald Tomlinson fonds

  • PR-0162
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1910, 1949

The fonds consists of builders specifications (1949) for the SS Princess Marguerite, a description of Princess fleet vessels of the Canadian Pacific Railway, timetables and photographs of Reginald Tomlinson.

Tomlinson, Reginald

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