File MS-2496 - Muirhead, Cecil Davidson. 1899 - 1976 Smithers; Game Warden.

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Muirhead, Cecil Davidson. 1899 - 1976 Smithers; Game Warden.

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  • 1970 (Creation)
    Muirhead, Cecil Davidson, b. 1899

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Cecil Muirhead worked near Strathnaver, helping on the family homestead and trapping. In 1923, he joined the B.C. Provincial Police as a Special Constable. In 1924 he worked as a regular constable. He served as a game constable at Finlay Forks and Fort St. James and as Game Warden at Telkwa and Smithers.

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"The terrifically Terrible Ursus Horibilis (carnivore) or grizzly bear": an account of an investigation Muirhead, as a Provincial Police constable, carried out into the killing of a trapper, Tom Meaney, by a grizzly bear north east of Prince George in the 1920s. Muirhead describes the country, forms of travel, Meaney's companions, and the trappers' daily routine. An addendum lists and describes birds in the area. The account contains photographs.

Presented by Mrs. A.A. Mallery (niece), Duncan, 1987.

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Accession number(s): 87-094

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