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Journalism and essays

Series consists of articles, typescript drafts, essays, biographies, notes, clippings, etc. relating to Alaska, the history of British Columbia, historic sites in British Columbia, Indigenous people of British Columbia, the pelagic sealing industr...

Timber cruiser reports

  • GR-0180
  • Series
  • 1912-1914

The series consists of Forest Branch records created between 1912 and 1914. The series contains timber cruiser reports by W.J. Kelly on diverse tracts, including holdings of the Lillooet and Cariboo Land Company, Ltd. Reports include numerous ph...

British Columbia. Forest Branch

Water rights records

  • GR-0844
  • Series
  • 1859-1915

Records of the Water Commissioner, Lillooet, B.C., related to water rights. Includes grants of water right, licences, plans, notices, etc. Volume 5 covers area from south of Lillooet to 150 Mile House and includes Hanceville and Big Creek; volum...

British Columbia. Water Rights Branch. Water Commissioner. Lillooet

Western Canadian Ranching Company records

The Western Canadian Ranching Company (WCRC) was incorporated in England to acquire, develop and manage ranches throughout the Province of British Columbia, Canada, and the United States. The WCRC was registered in British Columbia as an extra-pr...

Western Canadian Ranching Company

Record books containing brand registers and other material

  • MS-2831
  • Series
  • 1861-1956

Two record books containing brand registers for Kamloops and Clinton districts 1873-1914, as well as water records for Clinton district 1877-1879. The Kamloops volume also includes collectorate records from the Gold Commissioner at Yale for 1861. ...

Moore, Thomas, 1948-1956. Recorder of Brands

Legend of the west

Travelogue. Scenic and recreational attractions of the Cariboo-Chilcotin, from Cache Creek and Lillooet to Barkerville. Footage includes: PGE trains in Lillooet-Fraser River area; Lillooet Indians dip-net fishing and drying salmon along the Frase...

The land between

Travelogue. The Cariboo-Chilcotin region, with an introductory section on the history and exploration of the region. Includes footage of ranches, highways, small communities, the restored Gold Rush town of Barkerville, Bella Coola, Mount Waddingt...

Louis LeBourdais papers

Personal papers; subject files consisting of newspaper clippings, notes of interviews, drafts of articles, correspondence, and photographs relating to LeBourdais' interest in the history of the Cariboo district. Louis LeBourdais was born in ...

LeBourdais, Louis, 1888-1947

Papers and other material

  • GR-1256
  • Series
  • 1968-1978

Working records consisting of: File 1. Land Use and Land Alienation, Forestry vs. Ranching in the Interior of British Columbia, a xerographic copy of a paper presented to a hearing on land use at Quesnel on November 15, 1968; File 2. Memoranda on ...

British Columbia. Range Management Division

James Prentice papers about ranching

Correspondence re the Gang Ranch, the Western Canadian Ranching Co., British Columbia Land and Investment Agency, and appointment of James Douglas Prentice as manager of the Gang Ranch, 1935-1939, 1946; typescripts of two novels and two short stor...

Prentice, James Douglas, 1899-1979

Simpson, Joan Nina, 1903-1981. South Africa; Farmer.

"Adventures of a farm girl in Canada in 1925, by Joan Simpson, with a forward by her god-daughter, June Knowles": four reminiscences about life on a cattle ranch and in a fruit growing area of British Columbia by a young English woman w...

Simpson, Joan Nina, 1903-1981. South Africa; Farmer


Three letters and a written "sketch" sent to friends and a brother in England. Hargreaves arrived in Victoria from England on July 2, 1862. The letter of Sept. 1, 1862 describes his first attempt to reach the Cariboo, from which he turn...

Hargreaves, George, d. 1910