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Archives discrete item collection Vancouver Island (B.C.)
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Brother XII

Docudrama. The story of Brother XII (Edward Arthur Wilson) and his religious cult on De Courcey Island in the late 1920s, as told through interviews and dramatized episodes. The interviewees include Minard G. (Gerry) Hill, Cecil Clark, Ken Kendal...

Journal notes : Kwawkewkth Agency

The item consists of draft notes presumably prepared by a member (not identified) of the Royal Commission on Indian Affairs for the Province of British Columbia (McKenna-McBride Royal Commission). The notes are not dated by year, but are thought t...

Charles G. Wylly letters

The file consists of 5 items: 1 letter applies for a business license at Kennedy Flat; official correspondence (2 letters) pertaining to the effects of union of the colonies (1866) and confederation of the colony (1871) on E.G. Alston and R. Ker.

Humphreys, Leonard. Sooke.

Typescript entitled "An early note on the Island, 1912," containing an account of his trip from Liverpool to Vancouver Island.Presented by Leonard Humphreys, Sooke, 1978.

Humphreys, Leonard. Sooke

Egeria (H.M. Ship).

H.M.S. Egeria, Sporting Journal, Pacific, 1900, describing fishing, hunting and skiing trips and containing manuscript maps and clippings regarding same; correspondence regarding hunting; East Africa Protectorate game licence. Maps transferred to...

Egeria (H.M. Ship)

Humphreys, Leonard. Sooke.

Letter to his mother in Vancouver written June 1, 1913, from Qualicum Beach where he and his brother had just pre-empted land.Presented by Mr. Humphreys, Sooke, 1979.

Humphreys, Leonard. Sooke

Personal memoirs

"Memoirs". Genealogical account of the Burkitt family and reminiscences of author's boyhood in London, England; account of author's apprenticeship at Salvation Army's Hadleigh training farm and of his emigration to Vancou...

Burkitt, William Adlard Theodore

Victoria and Esquimalt Railway Co.

In 1873, the Victoria and Esquimalt Railway was incorporated to build a railroad from Victoria to Esquimalt harbor, contingent upon the choice of the Pacific terminus for the Canadian Pacific Railway (BCS 1873, 23). In 1876, this contingency was ...

Victoria and Esquimalt Railway Co.

Humphreys, Leonard E. Sooke.

Typescript entitled "Migrant's Life, 1912", containing an account of Mr. Humphreys emigration from Liverpool, England to Vancouver and his subsequent move to Vancouver Island.Presented by the author, 1979.

Ricketts, Edward F., d. 1946. Marine Biologist.

A typed transcript of an account of collecting trips made to the West Coast of Vancouver Island and the Queen Charlotte Islands in the summers of 1945 and 1946 by California biologist Edward F. Ricketts. The account is a mixture of notes on marin...

Ricketts, Edward F., d. 1946. Marine Biologist

John Waddell diary

The diary documents the journey of miner John Waddell (1818-1870) to Vancouver Island in 1862 in search of gold during the Cariboo Gold Rush. Also included are notes on his journey to San Francisco in early 1862 aboard the California steamer Nort...