Murder--British Columbia

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Artie Phair interview

CALL NUMBER: T0360:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-07-26 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Art H. Phair discusses his background; in that he was born in 1880, details of his father's work, his experience at private school in Victoria, the story of the Golden Cache Mine swindle of 1886-98. He describes the early history of Lillooet from 1856, the gold rush of 1858, Chinese miners around Lillooet in the 1880s, pre-war land boom and economic cycles in Lillooet.

TRACK 2: Phair discusses Indian life prior to European contact, strained White-Indian relations, bad relations between Indians, the Poole murder at Pemberton Meadows, murders and hangings, more on Lillooet Indians, Lillooet as a "melting pot" of many races, and the Chinese in Lillooet after 1884.

CALL NUMBER: T0360:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-07-26 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Phair offers anecdotes about Indians and Chinese people, more about his own childhood experiences at school in Victoria, adventures and "close calls", hunting and prospecting, tobacco growing near Lillooet, the meaning of the word "Lillooet", early farmers between Lillooet and Pavilion, gold panning as a young boy, his family background, the red light district in Lillooet and the flourishing of Lillooet between 1858 and 1864.

TRACK 2: Phair comments more on the Chinese in the area, he describes how his store was a social center, how it was robbed, Indians in the store, and the start of big game hunting in Lillooet after 1884. Phair describes the Pemberton to Lillooet road, his family's relations with Indians, the John Bull murder, old settlements near Lillooet, crossing the Fraser River at Lillooet, how his mother was a musician, uncle was a poet, an incident about a priest who alleged to have beaten an Indian woman, and finally his father's background.

Attorney-General coroners’ inquiries

  • GR-1504
  • Series
  • 1938-1970, 1972

This series consists of 1938-1970 and 1972 British Columbia coroners' inquiries filed within Attorney General correspondence under AG file code C-81-4. Inquiries are investigations conducted by a single coroner and usually consist of a single form. Not all coroners’ records between 1859 and 1970 have survived or are in the legal custody of the BC Archives. In this series, Vancouver inquiries do not begin until 1966.

Records are arranged alphabetically by community, repeated across several date ranges. Researchers should carefully crosscheck communities against dates when seeking specific records. On reels B04985 to B04987, record pages are consecutively numbered. On reels B04988 to B05026, record pages are consecutively numbered within a community. On reels B05027 to B05084, pages are consecutively numbered within a record.

British Columbia. Dept. of the Attorney-General

Attorney-General coroners’ inquisitions/inquests

  • GR-1502
  • Series
  • 1938-1967

Series consists of British Columbia coroners' inquisitions (inquests) for 1938-1967. Inquisitions are investigations in which a coroners’ jury rules on the cause of death. Inquisition files often contain witness statements, transcripts, autopsy reports, and findings.

British Columbia. Dept. of the Attorney-General

Attorney-General correspondence

  • GR-1726
  • Series
  • 1926-1970, predominant 1956-1965

The series consists of inward and outward Attorney-General’s Department correspondence created between 1926 and 1970, predominantly between 1956-1965. Records relate to a variety of matters for which the Attorney-General was responsible, including some ca.1955-1965 coroners' reports (within AG file code C-81-4).

Records are arranged by act and then by file code as assigned by the Attorney-General. File codes represent an act and specific subject matters under the act. Within the files, records are arranged chronologically. Original textual records were destroyed after microfilming. The records were scheduled for full retention.

British Columbia. Dept. of the Attorney-General

Colonial-period inquisitions/inquests

  • GR-1328
  • Series
  • 1859-1871

Series consists of copies of inquisitions (inquests) found within GR-1372, Colonial Correspondence (1852-1872). Only those inquests conducted by persons whose last names begin with letters A-M have been selected; it is not known whether this series has captured all of the possible inquests within GR-1372. Inquests are investigations in which a coroners’ jury rules on the cause of death. Inquest files may include: the name of the deceased, the coroner's name, where the inquest was held, the date, names of the members of the coroner's jury, the cause of death, and witness statements.

Records are arranged by colony, with file codes beginning with VI for the Colony of Vancouver Island (1859 -1866) or BC for the Colony of British Columbia (1859-1866) and the United Colony of British Columbia (1866-1871), then chronologically.

To find possible additional inquests within GR-1372, researchers must search the card catalogue located within the BC Archives reference room. Use subjects such as 'death', 'murder', etc., as well as Correspondence Inwards to the Colonial Secretary, under the name of the author and generally for references to 'deaths', and under the names of Gold Commissioners, who sometimes acted as coroners.

British Columbia (Colony). Attorney-General

Conditional pardon

The item is a conditional pardon issued by the Governor General of Canada, Frederick Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood in 1872. The pardon is in favour of Sabassa and Thraket, two Indigenous men convicted of piracy and attempted murder near Metlakatla, 1862.

Dorothy and Ted Abraham interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Reminiscence of Tofino and area PERIOD COVERED: 1910-1978 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978 SUMMARY: Dorothy and Ted Abraham interviewed by Bob Bossin, 1978. Subjects include Tofino, Fred Tibbs, settling on Vargas Island, the British-Israel Association, the Leach murder trial.;

Frank and Lilly Broughton interview

CALL NUMBER: T1279:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Frank Broughton : law and order in the Bella Coola Valley PERIOD COVERED: 1907-1913 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1966-08-23 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Frank Broughton begins with a detailed story about a murder case from when he worked as a Police officer in Clinton including details about the chase and prosecution of Paul Spinklum who killed Alec Kindness and the Chinese cook who was a witness. Then he discusses his arrival in BC in 1907, how he joined the Police force in 1911, his impressions of Bella Coola including, anecdotes such a;s experiences with a bear and with a missionary named Gibson, the arrest of George Wilson and Stikine Joe for murder in 1913, and he begins to discuss the legendary Indian man named Capoose. TRACK 2: Frank Broughton continues with more on Capoose, an account of a thief who stole 200 dollars, more details about how he joined the Police in 1911, the jail is described, the arrest of opium smokers, t;he fur trade, more on Capoose and Indian Chiefs.

CALL NUMBER: T1279:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Frank and Lilly Joshephine Broughton recall life in Bella Coola PERIOD COVERED: 1902-1921 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1966-08-23 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Lilly Josephine Broughton describes her family and her father Esten Gordon, her grandfather Jacob Nygaard, her impressions of Bella Coola, her impressions of Ralph Edwards, meeting her future; husband Frank Broughton, Capoose, Squinas, and John Clayton's Hudson's Bay store. Then Frank Broughton adds comments about the HBC store, the Clayton family, a story of Humpback Johnny and his gold, ;a story of Charlie Tucker and his ruined suit, and Indian drinking.

Governor's approvals of death sentence

This files includes death sentences for two Indigenous individuals accused of murder. The first document is dated 2 November 1860 for Hotch-k. The second is dated 2 December 1862 for Ja'ack, with a duplicate copy stating the execution was carried out on 6 January 1863. Both documents authorize High Sheriff Peter O'Reilly to carry out the executions and are approved by James Douglas, Governor of British Columbia.

British Columbia (Colony). Governor

Heritage theatre : The Janet Smith case

SUMMARY: "Heritage Theatre" was a series of short historical plays set in the Vancouver environs. These vignettes illustrate some of the significant events and interesting episodes from Vancouver's earliest ti;mes. First broadcast in 1977, the plays were made in co-operation with the Social Planning Department of the City of Vancouver. This series was broadcast during the summer of 1981. This episode, "The ;Janet Smith Case" by Joe Wiesenfeld, recalls the famous murder case dating back to 1924.;

Indexes to coroners' inquiries and inquests

  • GR-1515
  • Series
  • 1950-1953

Series consists of indexes from 1950-1953 for coroners' inquiries and inquests found within GR-1502, GR-1503, and GR-1504. Inquiries are typically conducted by a single coroner and usually consist of a single form. Inquests (or inquisitions) are investigations in which a coroner's jury rules on the cause of death.

British Columbia. Dept. of the Attorney-General

Indexes to coroners' inquiries and inquests

  • GR-1518
  • Series
  • 1964-1966

Series consists of indexes from 1964-1966 for coroners' inquiries and inquests found within GR-1502, GR-1503, GR-1504, and GR-1726. Inquiries are typically conducted by a single coroner and usually consist of a single form. Inquests (or inquisitions) are investigations in which a coroner's jury rules on the cause of death.

British Columbia. Dept. of the Attorney-General

Indexes to coroners' inquiries and inquests

  • GR-1519
  • Series
  • 1967-1970

Series consists of indexes from 1967-1970 for coroners' inquiries and inquests found within GR-1502, GR-1504, and GR-1726. Inquiries are typically conducted by a single coroner and usually consist of a single form. Inquests (or inquisitions) are investigations in which a coroner's jury rules on the cause of death.

British Columbia. Dept. of the Attorney-General

Indexes to coroners' inquiries and inquests

  • GR-1513
  • Series
  • 1938-1944

Series consists of indexes from 1938-1944 for coroners' inquiries and inquests found within GR-1502, GR-1503, and GR-1504. Inquiries are typically conducted by a single coroner and usually consist of a single form. Inquests (or inquisitions) are investigations in which a coroner's jury rules on the cause of death.

British Columbia. Dept. of the Attorney-General

Indexes to coroners' inquiries and inquests

  • GR-1514
  • Series
  • 1945-1949

Series consists of indexes from 1945-1949 for coroners' inquiries and inquests found within GR-1502, GR-1503, and GR-1504. Inquiries are typically conducted by a single coroner and usually consist of a single form. Inquests (or inquisitions) are investigations in which a coroner's jury rules on the cause of death.

British Columbia. Dept. of the Attorney-General

Indexes to coroners' inquiries and inquests

  • GR-1516
  • Series
  • 1954-1958

Series consists of indexes from 1954-1958 for coroners' inquiries and inquests found within GR-1502, GR-1503, GR-1504, and GR-1726. Inquiries are typically conducted by a single coroner and usually consist of a single form. Inquests (or inquisitions) are investigations in which a coroner's jury rules on the cause of death.

British Columbia. Dept. of the Attorney-General

Indexes to coroners' inquiries and inquests

  • GR-1517
  • Series
  • 1959-1963

Series consists of indexes from 1959-1963 for coroners' inquiries and inquests found within GR-1502, GR-1503, GR-1504, and GR-1726. Inquiries are typically conducted by a single coroner and usually consist of a single form. Inquests (or inquisitions) are investigations in which a coroner's jury rules on the cause of death.

British Columbia. Dept. of the Attorney-General

Inquisitions/inquests conducted by coroners

  • GR-1327
  • Series
  • 1862, 1872-1937

Series consists of British Columbia coroners' inquisitions (inquests) for 1872-1937. Also includes one amendment to a 1862 inquisition. Inquisitions are investigations in which a coroners’ jury rules on the cause of death. Inquisition files often contain witness statements, transcripts, autopsy reports, and findings.

British Columbia. Dept. of the Attorney-General

Registers and indexes to coroner's inquiries/inquests

  • GR-0432
  • Series
  • 1874-1937

This series consists of registers and indexes to coroners' inquiries and inquests, 1874-1937. In the registers (1889-1937), names are listed chronologically by year. In the indexes (1879-1937), names are arranged alphabetically by year.

Coroners' inquiries and inquests that are registered and indexed in this accession are held in GR-1327 and GR-1323.

British Columbia. Dept. of the Attorney-General

Reward poster

The item is a reward poster put out by the Superintendent of Provincial Police for information leading to the arrest of Simon Gun-an-noot [sic] and Peter Hi-ma-dan.

Reward poster

The item is a reward poster put out by the BC Provincial Police for the arrest and conviction of William Haney.

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