Fonds PR-0356 - Newcombe family fonds

Leech River, Mountain Rose claim. Government House, Cary Castle; Victoria. Carr residence with family on front porch, 207 Government St., Victoria; Mrs. Carr appears pregna... Stereoscopic photo of a group of First Nations Group of natives at camp; from Newcombe collection box 7.16. Indians on board HMS Boxer; from Maynard notes; 5 x 7 stereo wet plate; from Newcombe Collection,... Group of natives standing in front of wall; from the Newcombe collection, box 7.16. Group of natives on Douglas Street, facing south; from the Newcombe collection box 7.16. "Naked Indians at Nootka Sound"; five nude males seated on blankets next to canoe; HMS ... Stereoscopic view of  "Fort Victoria 1842"; a decorative arch modelled on Fort Victoria... Albert Hatherly Maynard Old Custom House, securing licences for gold mining in the Yukon; box 13, file 420. Indian hunting party at oceanside; it appears to be a duck or goose shoot, with the women cleanin... Barkerville; box 10, file 318. "BC Pioneers, Mrs. R. Maynard, Photo."; composite photo, pictures numbered, but no list... Unidentified downtown street scene, wide-angle lens; box 19, file 649. "Sprays from the Gem Fountain"; composite photo of infants, box 14, file 465. "Gems of BC"; photo composite of infants and young children; Box 14, File 466. First Nations women at Refuge Cove; from the Newcombe collection box 7.16. Sheep grazing in a field.

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Newcombe family fonds

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  • 1870-1955 (Creation)
    Newcombe (family)

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7.3 m of textual records, 270 photographs, 67 maps

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Dr. Charles Frederic Newcombe was born in England in 1851. Educated at the University of Aberdeen in medicine, he was a botanist and anthropologist. He came to B.C. in 1889 and died in 1924. His son, William A. Newcombe was born in 1884 and, like his father, became an authority on the ethnology of British Columbia's aboriginal peoples. He also served as a trustee of Emily Carr's estate in 1945. He died in 1960.

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The fonds consists of correspondence, subject files, accounts, and annotated books relating to the Newcombe family's interest in ethnology as well as the papers of C.F. and W.A. Newcombe and other members of the family. Fonds includes photographs of views of Victoria and of northwest Washington State and maps of various areas in B.C.

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Archives code(s): MS-1077

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Accession number(s): MS-1077; 198202-017; 24907G

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