Quesnel (B.C.)



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  • Formerly known as Quesnellemouth

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Account book

The file consists of an unidentified account book (possibly Quesnelle Quartz Mining Co.) from 1879 to 1890. The book contains accounts of Quesnel area individuals and businesses.

Alex Wylie interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], [196-] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Alex Wylie discusses hiking near Hinton in 1905 with some traders as he moved to BC; moved to Alberta from Scotland; describes the fort at Edmonton; he describes how he became a packer in 1907; Swift Ranch; pack trails near Quesnel; a man named Swift; the Northern Territories as he remembers them; the CPR; and Fort George. [TRACK 2: blank.]

Alice M. Earley interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], [1955?] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Alice M. Earley talks about coming into the Cariboo from Victoria in 1884; the journey by steamboat, train, and horse-drawn wagon to Quesnel, where she had been hired to teach. The Conco;rd stages. She describes Quesnel in the 1880s: the town; the fur traders; pack trains; the Klondike gold rush of 1898; the telegraph line; a plot by the Chilcotin [Tsilhqot'in] people; Barkerville; Sir Matthew Baillie Begbie; the school teacher; coins; prices and automobiles of a later era. [TRACK 2: blank.]

Assize calendars from various locations

  • GR-1926
  • Series
  • 1870-1965

Criminal assize calendars for Victoria. Also includes criminal assize calendars for Yale, Nanaimo, New Westminster, Clinton, Richfield, Kamloops, Quesnellemouth, Cassiar, Laketon, Glenora and Lytton, 1870s.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Victoria)

Barbara Tremaine interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Peter Mannering collection RECORDED: West Vancouver (B.C.), 1979-08-03 SUMMARY: Barbara Tremaine discusses early theatre in Vancouver and Victoria: began acting in England; came to B.C. with her husband and children; performing in Victoria at the Crystal Gardens Theatre in early 1930s; directing a play for the Sun Ray Club; doing radio at CKWX; starting the Victory Players in Vancouver in 1941; Sam Payne; Tremaine Garstang; travelling tours of plays; Jane Darwell anecdote; getting into BBC radio; working with a few Ontario theatre companies; Cambie Theatre company -- short-lived; worked with Vancouver Playhouse company in '60s and '70s.

Bertha Tingley interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Homesteading near Quesnel RECORDED: [location unknown], 1967 SUMMARY: An oral history interview with Bertha Tingley, who homesteaded with her husband on the present site of Quesnel. She talks about clearing land, building a shack, and the hardships involved.;

Betty Phillips interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1969-10-01 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: In an interview for the CBC television program "This Land Of Ours", Mrs. Betty Phillips, wife of rancher Pan Phillips, discusses her life and experiences on the family ranch. These include anecdotes about travel in the bush; encounters with bears; her background; coming to the ranch; her first days there; life on cattle drives; accidents; general comments on life in the bush; and an anecdote about cold weather. [TRACK 2: blank.];

Bill of sale between Jean Caux and James Reid

The file consists of a copy of a bill of sale between Jean Caux (Cataline) and James Reid of Quesnellemouth. The bill of sale is dated at Quesnellemouth 2 June 1888. The record clearly formed part of a larger court file originally, as W.A. Johnston, J.P. has noted "A - This is the paper writing referred to in the annex and affidavit of John Stephenson."

The record was found in collection and was separated from its original file.

Bills and other material

  • GR-1157
  • Series
  • 1859-1889

This series contains miscellaneous bills, paid and unpaid, and a statement of personal expenses for liquor and alcohol, by John Boles Gaggin of Quesnellemouth (modern day Quesnel).

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Bills of sale

  • GR-3606
  • Series
  • 1915-1925

The series consists of indexes and bills of sale from the Quesnel County Court. The records were created between 1915 and 1925 and include bills of sale, agreements, liens relating to livestock, conditional sales, and Land Settlement Board soldier settlements.

The series consists of three volumes of indexes. The “FROM” volume is arranged alphabetically by seller’s name and the “TO” volume is arranged alphabetically by purchaser’s namer. The third volume is a complete register with both seller and purchaser’s names. This volume includes names, occupations, addresses, and the particulars of purchase. The “TO” and “FROM” volumes include file and page numbers that correspond to the bill of sale records in subsequent folders. The bills of sale are arranged by what the indexes call the “file” number.

The sales were made under subsection 4 of section 2 of the “Sale of Goods Act Amendment” (SBC 1916, c. 56) which states “The office for filing shall be the office of the Registrar of the County Court holden in or nearest to the place where delivery of the chattels is made or required to be made.”

British Columbia. County Court (Quesnel)

[Browning family collection, part 3] : [items 24 to 34]

Amateur film footage. This reel includes the following items:

  1. At Browning Lake cabin.
  2. Sports Day June 1932 St. Clare.
  3. Beach hotel after fire; log boom; rough day on Howe Sound -- December 1933.
  4. Wedding at Britannia, August 1933.
  5. California?, April 1935.
  6. July 1 1936 at townsite.
  7. Browning children & others at play, etc., [192-].
  8. Father Flanagan's boys' home and other New York locations, [ca. 1940].
  9. West coast forest.
  10. Beach May 24 1940.
  11. PGE Quesnel Cariboo mines 1933. A trip to the Cariboo via the steamboat "Lady Alexandra" and the PGE railway. Quesnel, Barkerville, 70 Mile House. The Cariboo Quartz and Island Mountain Mines (?). Fraser Canyon views.

Business records

Business records of Kwong Lee and Co., and Hopkee and Co., including shares of British Columbia companies and agreement to transport Chinese to Victoria.

Presented by W.E. Knowlton, Kamloops, 1977.

Cariboo adventure : [Quesnel fiddlers' ball, 1941]

SUMMARY: Parts of proceedings of Fiddlers' Ball at Quesnel, with speeches by W.J. Asselstine, Minister of Mines of British Columbia, R.W. Bruhn, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Salmon Arm, and unidentified chairman of proceedings, about: war, World War II, Canadian war effort, National War Loan, including playing of musical numbers, "Home on the Range", "Highland Fling", "Strauss Waltzes", "Square Dance", "Jig", "Springhouse Waltz", "Barn-Dance" and other unidentified numbers.

Cariboo district : tax assessment rolls

  • GR-4111
  • Series
  • 1888, 1890, 1892

Series consists of Schedule B tax assessment rolls created by Government Agents or other government officials for the Cariboo District. There are rolls for Barkerville for the years 1888, 1890, and 1892 (two pages) and one roll for Quesnelle [Quesnel] for the year 1890. The records include names, occupation, numbers of livestock, lot information, and assessments for real property, wild land, personal property, and income taxes as well as dates of notice, total assessed taxes, and provincial revenue taxes.

British Columbia. Government Agent (Cariboo District)

Cariboo district land records

  • GR-1374
  • Series
  • 1861-1972

This series contains the records of the Gold Commissioner, Government Agent, and Assistant Land Commissioner, Cariboo District (Quesnel). The records consist of lot registers, certificates of purchase, certificates of pre-emption, registers of pre-emptions (canceled and allowed), registers of land applications and lands purchased, register of leaves of absence granted pre-emption on active service, minute books containing lot register of lands along the route of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway, and registers of hay and pasture land leases. The series also includes townsite registers for Quesnel, Barkerville, and Wells and lot registers for some townships in the Peace River Block. Volumes 89-98 and 153-158 are oversize.

British Columbia. Cariboo Land District

Cariboo Government Agent correspondence and other material

  • GR-0216
  • Series
  • 1860-1938

The series consists of records created by the Government Agent and the Gold Commissioner of the Cariboo District, between 1860 and 1938. It includes correspondence inward and outward; court, mining, land, financial and administrative records.

British Columbia. Gold Commissioner (Cariboo)

Cariboo government office records

  • GR-4063
  • Series
  • 1868-1895

This series consists of a wide variety of records received or created by government offices in the Cariboo region from 1868 to 1895. Most of the records are addressed to government officials or were created by courts in the following places: Richfield, Barkerville, Quesnelle Forks and other locations in the Cariboo district. Over the years, the government offices responsible for the entire Cariboo district were located in each of these towns. The majority of the records appear to have been received by the Government Office, Richfield.

At this time government offices held a very wide range of responsibilities which could be done by as few as one person. The records relate to several government officials: the Gold Commissioner, Government Agent, Magistrate, County Court judge and Supreme Court judge.

The majority of the records are related to leasing, purchasing or gaining access to water for mining claims. This includes some records from the Gold Commissioner court.

There are also many county court and supreme court records. These records include summons; wills; probate and other estate records; search warrants; assizes; court transcripts; evidence; coroner inquest records; and assize court calendars.

Other types of records include general correspondence from settlers; census data; voters lists; criminal statistics; Land Ordinances; pre-emption records and other records related to the Land Act; naturalization oaths; indentures; receipts and financial records; maps; petitions for liquor licences; and a BC Savings Bank (Cariboo Branch) depositors book.

British Columbia. Gold Commissioner (Cariboo)

Cariboo pioneers

SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Two short interviews with people of the Cariboo. (1) Mrs. Elizabeth Wendel, who came to the Cariboo in 1910, describes how she learned to ride and hunt, and recalls her first hunting experience of shooting a grizzly bear with a .22 rifle [ca. 8 minutes]. (2) The next interview is with an unnamed steamboat captain (born ca. 1874). In 1900, he was piloting steamboats for the Canadian National line between Victoria and Vancouver, and landed a new job running riverboats on the Fraser River between Soda Creek and Quesnel. After some blasting to clear rocks along the route, the service was extended to Prince George in 1909. Later on, two steamboats built by Foley, Welch and Stewart operated between Tete Jaune Cache and Prince George, south to Soda Creek, and up the Nechako to the site of Vanderhoof. He discusses the three companies running boats on the Upper Fraser: the Fort George Trading and Lumber Company; Foley, Welch and Stewart; and the BX (Barnard's Express) company. His account includes descriptions of the boat schedules and the boats themselves, which operated on the Fraser until 1920. The boats burned wood for fuel and had a crew of about twenty. Some discussion of passengers and freight carried. Stories about the packer Jean Caux, known as "Cataline". [ca. 17 minutes] (3) The final piece is an editorial by Willis about cowboy heroes on radio and television and in movies, as compared to the reality of being a cowboy. [ca. 4 minutes] [TRACK 2: blank.]

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