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Vancouver Island (B.C.) File
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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...

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.

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

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

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

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

Maynard family photographs

This file contains reproductions of two photographic prints depicting portraits and views of Maynard family members (Harry Hatherly MacDonald) and residences (Croft family home). The photographs are taken by a photographer(s) whose identity is not...

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.

Remains of an ancient civilization on Vancouver Island

The file consists of a report written by James Deans regarding evidence of early habitation on the southeastern part of Vancouver Island. The last page of the report includes several rough pencil sketches of artifacts found by Deans elsewhere on V...

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.