Series MS-1077 - Newcombe family papers

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Newcombe family papers

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MS-1077

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  • 1870-1955 (Creation)
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    Newcombe (family)

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Originals, 7.3 m, microfilm (neg.), 1870-1955, 35 mm, 26 reels [A01747-A01772]

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Dr. Charles Frederick 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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Correspondence, notebooks, subject files, accounts, annotated books, etc., of C.F. Newcombe and his son W.A. Newcombe, reflecting their interest in the ethnology, natural history and history of British Columbia. Newcombe family papers. The G.T. Emmons collection, consisting of correspondence, notes and manuscripts, mainly on the Tlingit Indians. Maynard family papers, consisting of diaries and papers of Richard and Hannah Maynard, Victoria photographers, and their son Albert. Papers of Emily Carr, and re her estate, of which W.A. Newcombe was an executor.

Volumes 21 to 30 were arranged by the BC Archives in 1975.

Volumes 31 to 59 were arranged by the Royal BC Museum, ca. 1970. BC Archives volume and file numbers have been added to the these volumes.


  • An asterisk beside a file number indicates that the file contains letters to or from both C.F. Newcombe and W.A. Newcombe.

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Purchased from the Newcombe family, 1961.

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Accession number(s): MS-1077

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