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Bob Joe interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963-04-02 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Joe talks about Indian tribes in the Fraser Valley; legends of Cultus Lake; Indian dialects; Cultus Lake area; Columbia Valley area; Indian graves. TRACK 2: Mr. Bob continues with a...

Tom Carolan interview

CALL NUMBER: T0423:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Thomas "Tom" Carolan discusses various aspects of settlement and life in the Cariboo, 1850 to 1930. The interview begins with the story of William Pinchbe...

Roddy Moffat interview : [Orchard. 1964]

CALL NUMBER: T0375:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-07-29 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Roderick "Roddy" Roy Moffat discusses how his father came out to the Chilcotin from Ontario and began ranching near Alexandria. Moffat offers severa...

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...

Martin Starret interviews, 1963-1964

CALL NUMBER: T0399:0001RECORDED: Hope (B.C.), 1963-03-24 & 25SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Martin Starret, born July 17, 1888, describes his family background, starting with his maternal grandfather, Captain Henry Smith. His grandmother's family ...


The series consists of a microfilm reel, two bound volumes of transcripts of correspondence, and several original inbound letters to Ermatinger from various Hudson's Bay Company officials and their families.

Edward Ermatinger fonds

  • PR-0947
  • Fonds
  • 1818-1874 [Microfilmed ca. 1990]

The fonds consists of letters received from friends and associates. Fonds includes Ermatinger's correspondence inward from Archibald McDonald, William Todd and John Work.

Ermatinger, Edward, 1797-1876

James Anderson fonds

  • PR-1498
  • Fonds
  • 1832-1868 [Photocopied 1942]

The fonds consists of the journals, correspondence, and letterbooks of James Anderson. The majority of the records are photostats of original records. The originals are believed to belong to the Hudson's Bay Company Archives. The records d...

Anderson, James, 1812-1867

Legal opinions offered by Attorney General

  • GR-1459
  • Series
  • 1864-1879

Legal opinions offered by Attorney General on a wide range of subjects, as listed in finding aid.

British Columbia. Dept. of the Attorney-General

Constance Cox interview

CALL NUMBER: T0313:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Constance Cox : recollections : part 1 RECORDED: Hazelton (B.C.), 1959 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Constance Cox (nee Hankin) begins this tape with a story about her uncle Charlie Hankin (partner of Billy B...

Fort Victoria fonds

  • PR-1683
  • Fonds
  • 1844-1860, 1877-1895

The fonds consists of correspondence, account books, letterbooks, and fur tariffs of Fort Victoria and the Victoria Land Office of the Hudson's Bay Company. Fonds include a register of land purchased from Indians near Fort Victoria and a rec...

Hudson's Bay Company. Fort Victoria

William Fraser Tolmie records

The series consists of correspondence, letterbooks, diaries, commissions, notes and memoranda relating to his work with the Hudson's Bay Company and the Puget Sound Agricultural Company at Fort Nisqually, and later, Victoria. Some published ...

John Kemp interview : [Orchard, 1964]

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-07-17 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. John Kemp recalls his arrival as a HBC man in Canada and his reasons for coming. He offers a description of his journey through BC to Fort Fraser, the first road into the Interior, his...

James Douglas family fonds

  • PR-1428
  • Fonds
  • 1827-1900

The fonds consists of notebooks, letterbooks, account books, and the death certificate of James Douglas. Fonds includes several diaries kept by James Douglas and one diary kept by Martha Douglas, various official papers to do with the governing of...

Douglas family (James Douglas)

Crown land grants

  • GR-3139
  • Series
  • 1851-1878

The Crown land grants in this series have been recorded in registers covering particular districts or towns. Those registered after 1869 overlap with a centrally registered series of Crown land grants (GR-3097,1869-1930). Included in this series i...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Chris Wilkerson interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Chris Wilkerson recalls life in Firvale, Bella Coola, 1918-1951 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1966-08-19 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Chris Wilkerson describes coming from Alberta to Firvale in 1918, trapping, family in Firvale, 7t...

Ted Levelton interview

CALL NUMBER: T0301:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Ted Levelton : life in the Bella Coola Valley SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Ted Levelton describes his father Erasmus Levelton from Norway, Rev. Christian Saugstad, Mr. Clayton who was the HBC Factor in Bella...

Correspondence and other material

Two letters from George Abernethy (1847) of Oregon City regarding timber sales; one receipted invoice, Hudson's Bay Company, Honolulu (1847); one letter of thanks from James Alexander Forbes, Santa Clara (1846); one letter from James McKinlay...

Davis, William, 1822-1909

Land sale vouchers

  • GR-1170
  • Series
  • 1858-1859

Miscellaneous land sale vouchers, issued at Victoria, B.C. by Joseph D. Pemberton, Colonial Surveyor. Includes vouchers pursuant to the sale of fur trade lands of the Hudson's Bay Company and vouchers signed by various Vancouver Island treas...

Vancouver Island. Office of the Surveyor General

John Work fonds

  • PR-1506
  • Fonds
  • 1823-1851, [ca. 1945]

The fonds consists of 15 journals, one notebook, and correspondence written by John Work. The notebook was written in 1834, and the journals extend from 1823-1835 when Work was traveling as a trader for the Hudson's Bay Company in the western...

Work, John

A.C. Anderson papers

Alexander Caulfield Anderson was born near Calcutta, India in 1814 and died at Saanich in 1884. He was educated in England and joined the Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) in 1831 as an apprentice clerk. After a year of service at Lachine, he was ...

Anderson, Alexander Caulfield, 1814-1884

Malcolm McLeod family papers

Malcolm McLeod was a barrister and writer.MS consists of correspondence, manuscripts and notes relating to the Puget's Sound Agricultural Company in Oregon, the Northwest Territories and the selection of a route for the Canadian Pacific Railw...

McLeod, Malcolm, 1821-1899

McLeod, John, 1788-1849. Fort Garry, Manitoba.; Fur Trader.

This microfilm is a copy of the original material held by the National Archives of Canada (MG 19 A 23). John McLeod (or MacLeod) entered service with the Hudson's Bay Company in 1811 and rose to the rank of chief trader in 1821. This microf...

McLeod, John, 1788-1849


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...

Donald Ross fonds

  • PR-0303
  • Fonds
  • 1816-1877

The fonds consists of correspondence, and diverse papers relating to the Hudson's Bay Company including invoices, reports, memoranda and accounts. [Also available on microfilm.]

Ross, Donald, 1797? - 1852

Donald Ross private and official HBC papers

Series consists of correspondence between Donald Ross and other Hudson's Bay Company officials and employees, private correspondence between Ross and members of his family, and a variety of other documents, including accounts, invoices, memor...

Schofield family papers

Series consists of private correspondence and personal financial accounts of James Hargrave and his family and descendants, which include the family of John Lockhart Schofield. Records include correspondence referring to life at York Factory and ...

William Fraser Tolmie fonds

  • PR-0124
  • Fonds
  • 1830 - 1883

The fonds consists of correspondence, letterbooks, diaries, commissions, notes and memoranda, some records relating to his service with the Hudson's Bay Company.

Tolmie, William Fraser, 1812-1886

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