The series consists of one ledger that includes both advance and refund information as well as balances from the Barkerville Small Debts Court. The first ten pages of the ledger appear to have been used by the Government Agent in Barkerville, and provide information on cash advances and refunds from 1941 to 1948. Many of the advances were made to police constables, and included in the ledger are several “Authority for Cash Advance” forms addressed to the Government Agent at Barkerville and signed by Sergeant T. R. Baker, who may have been provincial police sergeant Thomas Raymond Baker.
The second half of the ledger includes a list of receipts and disbursements for the Small Debts Court, presumed to be at Barkerville.
CALL NUMBER: T0625:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. William (Bill) Broughton recalls the Chilcotin region of the 1930s. Mr. Broughton describes his life as he was born in Alexandria; his family; a description of Lillooet and Clinton before 1920; childhood memories of freighters and stages at Alexandria before 1913; how he joined the Provincial Police Force in 1930; being stationed at Hanceville; duties; the telephone system in the Chilcotin in the 1930s; a description of the Chilcotin landscape; and settlers in the early days. TRACK 2: Mr. Broughton continues describing the region; housing; refrigeration; present versus past landscape; roads; place names; Becher house; Eric and Lillian Collier's place; Eric Collier's book "Three Against The Wilderness"; more physical description of the Chilcotin region; and the attitude of residents toward law enforcement.
CALL NUMBER: T0625:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Broughton discusses several people who gave character to the Chilcotin region during the 1930s; the epic scale of the country; Indians; children; the spirit of the community; humorous anecdotes involving the telephone system and home brews. [TRACK 2: blank.]