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Victoria and Esquimalt Telephone Company
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Edgar Crow Baker papers

Series consists of logs, journals, notebooks and scrapbooks relating to naval service, 1860-1873; diaries, 1861-1920; journals of BC Pilotage Authority, 1877-1878; copy of letter, 1886, from Bishop Augustine Scriven. Excerpts from diary relating to Victoria Telephone Company available in typescript, August - December 1879. Also includes two oversized, slightly differing versions of a certificate presented to Baker upon his resignation as Secretary to the B.C. Board of Trade, September and October, 1885.

Robert McMicking personal and business records

Robert Burns McMicking was a manager for the Victoria and Esquimalt Telephone Company (later part of the British Columbia Telephone Company) and an electrician for the City of Victoria. He was married to Margaret (Leighton) McMicking.

Records include six volumes of letterbook correspondence outward, 1871-1895 and 1905-1910, relating to the telephone, telegraph and lighting system and the electrical business in Victoria. Also included are diaries from 1862-1863 and 1877 relating to life in Yale; notes for lectures on topics relating to electricity and physics; marriage certificate, 1899; documents relating to Commission as Justice of the Peace, 1899; papers relating to McMicking family history and a scrapbook of clippings relating to electrical and telephone business.

McMicking, Robert Burns, 1843-1915