Saltspring Island (B.C.)



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Andrew Stevens : Saltspring Island life

RECORDED: Ganges (B.C.), 1982-01-13 SUMMARY: Father born in Greece, 1853; became a seaman; jumped ship in Vancouver; worked in fishing industry; acquired land on Saltspring and built up a farm. Sheep ranching. Andrew Stevens has been a fisherman all his life. Reminiscences about family, social life, people, and farming on Saltspring Island, 1900-1982.

Beryl Weatherell interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-10-06 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Beryl Weatherell recalls early years on Saltspring Island. She discusses her family background; her father, Frank Scott, came with his brothers and settled in the Ganges area. She discusses Reverend Francis Wilson, her grandfather; fruit farming; economic life; Dr. Gerald Baker; the private school in Ganges that she attended as a student and where she was later appointed as a teacher; early residents; the Mowat family; the Woods family; farms; Saltspring Island Creamery; Black residents; and the British atmosphere. She also describes her early visits to Victoria, where as a child she watched the horses being harnessed for the fire department; a trip to the San Juan Islands, and a visit to Vancouver during World War One. [TRACK 2: blank.]

Bibliography re Finnish communities

The file consists of photocopied material compiled by C.P. Czartoryski and includes a select bibliography of primary and secondary sources dealing with the history of the ethnic communities of Amber Valley (Alberta), Bella Coola (British Columbia), Falher (Alberta), La Crete (Alberta), Saltspring Island (British Columbia), Skarv (Alberta), Sointula (British Columbia), students' newsletters in Finnish from Sointula, 1912.

Blanche Isabel Goodman interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Blanche Isabel Goodman RECORDED: Saltspring Island (B.C.), 1972-08-09 SUMMARY: Blanche Isabel Goodman was born in 1913 and details her life and family; her life on Saltspring Island; her marriage; her various community involvements; her children and their careers; descriptions o;f her homes; and social life and changes on Saltspring Island.;

Clara and David Maxwell interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-10-07 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. David Maxwell recalls early memories of Saltspring Island. His father, John Maxwell, settled at Burgoyne Bay in the 1860s. David Maxwell discusses farming; cattle rustlers; his family background; wildlife; Indians; early settlers and settlement; hotels; stores; roads; Black and Kanaka settlers. Mrs. Clara Maxwell recalls her father, Theodore Trage, who came to Saltspring Island in the 1860s, and settled at Beaver Point. More on early settlers and agriculture on Saltspring Island; domestic life. [TRACK 2: blank.]

Clinton Wood interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-08 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Wood recounts his father's [Reverend James Wood] early years in BC as a Methodist minister and circuit rider in Ladner, Clinton, Lulu Island, Vernon, Revelstoke, Kaslo and Kamloops. He speaks of his youth in various BC communities; his schooling; farming; work in Big Eddy Sawmill; teaching at the North End School on Saltspring Island in 1906; and meeting his wife. TRACK 2: Mr. Wood continues by describing his early life in 1911; employment at Courtenay; Courtenay Electric Light Company; Cumberland; and his work as Courtenay Waterworks Superintendent in 1922. He recalls his exploration and discovery of the Forbidden Plateau area; the formation of the Courtenay Mountaineering Club; publicizing the recreational potential of the area in 1927; building the lodge; the origin of the name; description of vegetation and wildlife of the area; the future of the land.

Correspondence and by-laws

  • GR-1707
  • Series
  • 1871-1886

This series contains correspondence and by-laws for Saltspring Island (1871-1882) and the Municipality of Surrey (1880-1886).

British Columbia. Dept. of the Provincial Secretary

Cowichan Agricultural Society records

The Cowichan, Saltspring and Chemainus Agricultural Society was established in 1868. By 1910, the Society was known as the Cowichan Agricultural Society. It became the Cowichan Agricultural Society and Farmers' Institute before it disbanded in 1956.

Records include: minutes, 1868-1875, 1909-1960; account books; correspondence,1927-1959; and papers relating to property and exhibitions.

Cowichan Agricultural Society and Farmers' Institute

Desmond Crofton interview : [Dick, 1972]

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Memoirs of a pioneer son : the Crofton family of Saltspring Island RECORDED: [location unknown], 1972 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Desmond Crofton was born in 1905 in Ganges. His father had come to Saltspring Island in 1898. Family background. The history of the blacks of Saltspring from 1859. Indian massacre of 1863. Story of Crofton's grandfather, Reverend Edward Wilson. Henry Wright Bullock. His parents were married in 1902. Family opens Harbour House in Ganges. Life in Ganges on Saltspring Island. TRACK 2: Fall fairs. Ferries. Crofton's experiences in the Canadian-Scottish Regiment during WWII. Became commander of the Canadian-Scottish Regiment. Changes on Saltspring Island. The Mouat and Ruckle families. More details about the early days on Saltspring.

Desmond Crofton interview : [Orchard, 1965]

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Saltspring Island pioneers PERIOD COVERED: 1850-1925 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-10-07 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Desmond Crofton discusses his family history. His grandfather, a preacher, came to Saltspring Island ca.1884. Other Saltspring settlers, especially Henry W. Bullock, "the Squire of Saltspring". The Mouats of Ganges. Transportation to and from the island. First settlement about 1858-1859. Black settlers on the island. Origin of Harbour House Guest House at Ganges. "Moonshining" on Saltspring Island. Political rivalries. [TRACK 2: blank.]


Diary of travels on Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, British Columbia, mainland and the U.S. of A.C. Harris (a student visiting B.C. from England) and his brother, Joseph Colebrook Harris, a farmer on Vancouver Island.

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