File MS-0945 - Alfred Marler letter with photographs

Indian potlatch, Alert Bay Young First Nations couple; Rachel and Edward Whonnock, Alert Bay, BC. Mr. Halliday's boat at the mouth of Kingcome River, fifty miles from Alert Bay Village, Alert Bay, B.C. Alfred Marler The William Halliday family on the porch of their home in Alert Bay Nimkish [sic] River, Van. Island View of Kingcombe, B.C. Christ Church, Alert Bay Thunderbird of Wawkyas Totem poles in front of Cluet's house, Alert Bay

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Alfred Marler letter with photographs

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  • Copied 1979 (originally created ca. 1910) (Creation)

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1 cm of textual records and 20 photographs : b&w

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Originals loaned for copying by Mrs. Peter Jenewein, 1979.

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The file consists of a letter written by Alfred Marler to his niece dated Feb. 16, 1910, enclosing 20 photos taken at Alert Bay by W.M. Halliday (Indian Agent); each photo is described. Mr. Marler also briefly describes his experiences since leaving England for Canada twenty-two years previously.

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Accession number(s): 79-062; 197901-039

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  • Box: 002340-0119
  • Box: 000457-0001