Pioneers--British Columbia--Vancouver Island



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"British Columbia Gems of the Year 1883"; composite photo made from the children's portraits taken the previous year, at centre are the Gems of 1881 and 1882.

This "Gem" from photographer Hannah Maynard’s “Gems of British Columbia" series appears to have been created for 1883. The work includes child and baby portraits taken in previous years and features the portrait of a child from the pioneering Spotts family. Located beside the left flag in the centre of the work, it is likely “Cecillia Spotts”.

Several of the Spotts family children were photographed by Victoria-based Hannah Maynard of Mrs. R. Maynard's Photographic Gallery, including “Cecillia Spotts” and “Percy Spotts.” The Alexander and likely Barnswell families, also appear to have been clients of the Maynard Studio and represent other pioneering Black families of Vancouver Island and British Columbia.

Maynard, Hannah (Hatherly)

Experimental photographic works of Mrs. R. Maynard’s Photographic Gallery

Series consists of 41 photographs produced by Hannah Maynard of Mrs. R. Maynard’s Photographic Gallery between 1880 and 1899. Images were examples of Maynard's advanced technical photographic skill in producing experimental works such as photocollages, composites, cut-and-paste montages, photosculptures (referred to by Maynard as “living statuaries” or “statuary from life”) and double- or multiple-exposure portraits. Photographs were produced as commercial products and to promote Maynard's photographic portfolio. Some of the composite photographs feature landscape views attributed to Richard Maynard.

Maynard, Hannah (Hatherly)

Group taken during Pioneer Reunion, May 10, 1924

Item consists of one group portrait of unidentified women and men posed on the lawn of the B.C. Parliament Buildings (Legislature). Bystanders and cars are visible to the left and right. The Empress Hotel and Canadian Pacific Railway terminal are visible in the distance.

"A.H. Maynard Pioneer Photographer of B.C." is captioned on the bottom centre-right of the photograph.

Irvine Family. Cedar Hill; Farmers

Correspondence, birth certificates, school reports, newspaper clippings and historical sketches of John (1827-1906), Jessie, Christina and Margaret Irvine; scrapbook of transcribed poems of Christina Irvine; reminiscences of John (Jack "Long Gun") Irvine (1861-1948) and transcript.

Part 1 loaned to PABC for copying by Barbara Brown, Victoria.

Muir Family (John Muir, 1803-1883). Sooke.

Family records which include: Muir family bible (ca. 1799) containing genealogical information (entries may be found on pages separating Old and New Testaments); The New Testament, 1847, inscribed "To Mrs. John Muir on her departure for Vancouver's Island......A.H. Cowan, Minister of the Free Church, Troon, Nov. 25th, 1848; 1872 pre-emption certificate issued to John Muir; 1872 timber lease to Messrs. Muir; marriage certificate, 1874, John Muir and Ann Welsh; marriage license of Muir's granddaughter Catherine to Arthur T. Harvey, 1905; Arthur T. Harvey's baptism certificate and military discharge papers; Catherine Muir's autograph album; John Miller Muir's album of greeting cards and child's stickers; remembrance cards re deaths of Andrew and John Miller Muir, 1900; tax receipts, 2 folded maps and papers re land and share holdings of Douglas Muir and estate of Michael Muir. Photographs transferred to Visual Records accession 198102-61. Map similar to Sooke and District map published by Island Blueprint and Map Company (1930) in Map Collection (CM/B631). Accession 80-037 contains a document appointing John Muir to serve as Justice of the Peace in the district of Sooke by James Douglas in 1854.

Studio portraits

Series consists of 517 photographs produced primarily by Hannah Maynard of Mrs. R. Maynard’s Photographic Gallery between 1874-1916. Other photographers are also identified on some negatives. Images depict individual, family, and group portraits, including babies, youth, young adults, and adults. Some backgrounds were kept simple while others include a range of often re-occurring scenic backgrounds and props. Several of the negatives were manipulated, with retouching visible on sitters' faces and hair. In rare instances, retouching was used to outline props or other studio accessories.

Weir Family records

The series contains a microfilm copy of the diary of the Weir family of Metchosin, 1866-1870. The reel also includes a copy of Adam Weir's Cassiar diary, 1874 and genealogical notes on the Evans family (William Evans, 1802-1883), ancestors of Leighton Evans, coastal mariner.