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Various Maynard photographs

Series consists of 6 black and white photographic prints by Richard and Hannah Maynard. Estimated dates are from the 1860s to 1880s. Photographs include:
Lady Franklin Rock, Fraser River
S.S. Strathcona docking at Victoria and Sidney Railway dock in Sidney B.C.
Portrait of an unidentified man
Indian Commissioner camp, Spuzzum, Yale District
Esquimalt from Parson's Bridge
Alice Hotel, Harrison Hot Springs

Maynard glass plate negatives

Series consists of 46 glass plate negatives possibly taken in the 1890s for Hannah and Richard Maynard's photography business. Most are studio portraits, many of babies and young children, and many are group photographs of people on camping trips.

Inventoried lantern slides by subject

The series consists of lantern slides associated with the Maynards. There are 17 boxes (see file list below) that correspond to a lantern slide index, arranged alphabetically by subject. Broadly, the subjects include: portraits; views of Victoria (street scenes, buildings and historic houses, militia, Legislature, etc) and various other locations across British Columbia; Indigenous peoples [note: outdated and offensive terminology is used throughout this collection and is also reflected in the attached finding aid]; ships, shipping, maps, and charts; and slides of printed manuscript material.

The names Fleming and Maynard can be found on the lantern slides and internal BC Archives documentation indicates that Edgar and Harold Fleming mounted at least some of the slides and A.H. Maynard compiled and/or photographed them. Many different photographers are assumed to be responsible for the original photographic images.

A box inventory is provided:

Box 1: Portraits (A-K)
Box 2: Portraits (L-Z)
Box 3: Victoria
Box 4: Victoria
Box 4a: Victoria
Box 5: Ships and shipping
Box 6: Indians
Box 7: Indians
Box 8: Maps, charts, and forts
Box 9 : Cariboo scenes
Box 10 : Cariboo scenes
Box 11 : Cariboo
Box 12: Printed and manuscript material
Box 12a: Printed and miscellaneous material
Box 13: [CPR]
Box 14: British Columbia : Abbotsford, Banff, Bella Coola, Chilliwack, Douglas, Elcho Harbour, Harrison River, Hope, Kamloops, Labouchere Channel, Langley, Mackenzie Rock, Mission, Musquiam, New Westminster, Nelson, Rossland, Sapperton, Sardis, Vancouver
Box 15: Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands

Advertising proofs and scrapbooks

The series consists of copies of advertisements and proofs used in print media in the United States and Canada. The majority of the documents were intended for glossy magazines, however there are also example of newspaper prints. The records are either loose in folders or pasted into bound volumes.

Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau

Great Britain. Colonial Office.

Copies of official correspondence, mainly from the Colonial Secretary to the governors and administrators of Newfoundland, 1762-1765. These records are a portion of C.O. 194/26. Vol. 1.

Great Britain. Colonial Office

An account of a voyage to the North West Coast of America

Series is an account of a voyage to the North West Coast of America with observations on the manners of the inhabitants and on the production of that country, 1785 and 1786 by Ensign Walker of the Bombay Army. (National Library of Scotland MS 13778). Contemporary log of the voyage of the "Experiment" from India to N.W. America, 1785-1786 (National Library of Scotland MS 13779). Final draft of voyage. (National Library of Scotland MS 13780). [also the "Captain Cook"?]

Martinez, Esteban Jose, 1742-1798. Spanish Navigator.

"Diario de la Navegacion que hizo al Puerto de Sn. Lorenzo de Nutca en 1789 D. Estevan Jose Martinez." A duplicate copy of Martinez' log-book, the original of which was lost when the ship PRINCESA sank.

Copied from the original in the Public Archives of Canada, MG 23J12, 1986.

Columbia Rediviva (Ship).

Papers relating to the second voyage of the Columbia Rediviva, August - November 1790.

Purchased from Massachusetts Historical Society, 1977.

Columbia Rediviva (Ship)


Journal written by Archibald Menzies during his term as surgeon accompanying Captain George Vancouver on his voyage from England to the Northwest Coast. He records items of astronomical, meteorological, zoological and botanical significance, as well as describing places, events, people and vignettes of life. A list of vessels that visited the Northwest coast during 1792 is included.

Great Britain Admiralty log books

Logs, 1791-1795, H.M. Sloop Discovery, Captain George Vancouver, to northwest coast of North America; includes master's logs of H.M. Ships Chatham, Daphne (1790), Dorset (1789-1790) and Drake (1788-1789). (Great Britain, P.R.O., Adm. 51/4533, 51/4534, 52/2262, 55/25, 55/26, 55/28, 55/32, 55/33).

Great Britain. Admiralty

Log books

Logs of Scow George, Ship Canton, and Sloop Hiram, 1796-1797.

Eliza (Ship).

Series consists of a copy of the log and a journal of the voyage of the ship Eliza from Boston to the Northwest Coast of North America from the William Sturgis papers at the Massachusetts Historical Society. The journal, published as The Journal of William Sturgis (edited with an introduction and notes by S.W. Jackman, Victoria: Sono Nis Press, 1978) is attributed to ship's clerk Samuel Burling, later known as Samuel Curson. See MHS catalog entries and Mary Malloy, Boston Men on the Northwest Coast (Kingston: Limestone Press, 1998).

Purchased from the Massachusetts Historical Society, 1976.


Six letters from Baron Glenbervie on matters affecting English trade during the Napoleanic Wars. One letter discussing English trade on the northwest coast of North America.

Banks, Joseph, Sir


The series consists of John Stuart's original journal which runs from December 20, 1805 to February 28, 1806. Stuart wrote the journal at "Rocky Mountains," a reference to Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, where he helped Simon Fraser to reestablish a trading post in the fall of 1805 for the North West Company. The journal details daily life at the fort, including interactions with the local Indigenous population. In particular, Stuart mentions "Beaver Indians," more properly known as the Dane-zaa or Tsattine peoples.

Correspondence outward and accounts

The series consists of four copybook letters written by Simon Fraser in 1806 and 1807 while he worked for the North West Company. The letters are written in the same incomplete volume containing various Fort Liard (NWT) accounts created between 1803 and 1805.

The four letters were written by Fraser to Trout Lake (Fort McLeod) as follows:
December 21, 1806 from Fraser at Makesleh to James McDougall.
January 31, 1807 from Fraser at Natleh to James McDougall.
February 1, 1807 from Fraser at Natleh to John Stuart.
February 10 or 15, 1807 from Fraser at Natleh to James McDougall.

Vernon Llewellyn Denton records

Correspondence relating mainly to Simon Fraser and an atlas produced by Denton; notes and a typed manuscript relating to Simon Fraser, plus several copies of Fraser's 1806 and 1808 journals and letters 1806-1807. There are notes on the fur trade, early Vancouver Island, the Cariboo gold rush, Sir James Douglas, confederation and the Canadian Pacific Railway; and on Louis Riel and the Metis rebellions.

Denton, Vernon

Ship's logs

The series consists of microfilmed copies of ship's logs of ships voyaging to the northwest coast of North America, the Hawaiian Islands, and Asia. The ships include:
Atahualpa (ship), 1811-1814
Behring (ship), 1814-1815
Mercury (ship), 1815
Isabella (ship), 1815-1816
Pedler (brigadier), 1816.

Atahualpa (Ship)

Records of Ebenezer Dorr's shipping business

The series consists of business correspondence of Ebenezer Dorr, regarding contemporary news of the maritime fur trade, conditions on the west coast of North America, etc.; ships' documents: contracts, manifests, policies of assurance, etc. relating to Dorr ships engaged in the triangle trade between Boston, the west coast and China; depositions by crew members, ship Dispatch, re Breck, Jackson and alleged illicit sale of furs.

Dease Family records

Will, inventory of estate and effects, and contre-lettre of John Dease (1801); engagement of Peter Warren Dease to Alexander McKenzie and Company (1801; engagement of Francis Dease with Myer Michaels (1801); diary of John Warren Dease at Fort Vancouver with Dr. John McLoughlin (1829) and portion of a will (1829); correspondence of Albert E. Dease with the British Columbia Provincial Librarian regarding the Dease family (1924, 1928 1934).

Diaries and other material

Diaries kept by Black during an expedition along the Finlay River from the Peace River country, 1823-1825; typescript of a journal of "A Voyage of Discovery from Rocky Mountain Portage on Peace River to the Source of Finlays Branch and North-Westward," 13 May to 23 June 1824; one incomplete letter to Alexander Fisher, 1832; last will and testament (photocopy), 1835.

Collected correspondence

The series consists of collected correspondence from William Pitt, Zachary Mudge, and Lord Thurlow. The relationship between the records is not known. With the exception of the Mudge letter, the correspondence in political in nature and deals with the British House of Lords.

Book of sketch maps

Book of sketch maps of a journey from the junction of the Columbia and Okanogan rivers to Quesnel and north, April to May 1833. Includes: Bonaparte River; Fort Alexandria (Alexandria); Fort Kamloops; Fort Okanogan (near Brewster, Wash.); Lac La Hache; Okanagan Lake; Okanogan River (Wash.); Osoyoos Lake; Quesnel; Thompson River; Williams Lake

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