Fonds - Edward Ned Bolton fonds

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Edward Ned Bolton fonds

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  • 1942-1980 (Creation)
    Bolton, Edward Ned

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4 cm of textual records

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Edward Ned Bolton was born to Arthur and Rebecca Bolton on September 18, 1915 in Port Essington. He was Chief of the Kitsum Kalum Band and a long-time worker for the Native Brotherhood of British Columbia. He married Effie Charlotte Harrison, born December 14, 1920 in Hazelton, and the couple raised eight children. Edward worked in the fishing industry as a packer and was an employee of Cassiar Packing Company. In the 1950s he was an assistant postmaster at Port Essington and also during the 1950s served on the Provincial Advisory on Indian Affairs in British Columbia. He died on March 10, 1991 in Port Alberni and is buried in Terrace.

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The records were donated to the archives on September 9, 1998 by Phylis Bowman. Phylis received them from Susan Gerard, an artist working at North Pacific Cannery National Historic Site who came into possession of the documents.

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The fonds consists of textual records of Edward Ned Bolton. It includes business correspondence (1951-52); invoices for the Essington Fish Camp and Cassiar Packing Company Ltd. (1949-1966); a provincial act, agenda, correspondence, minutes, and annual reports for the Provincial Advisory on Indian Affairs in British Columbia (1942-1969); a receipt book for H. Brew, Haysport (1957), and miscellaneous documents (1966-1980) including an assessment notice (1969), salmon price negotiations list (1980), and letterhead for Port Essington Special Reserve, Native Brotherhood of B.C. bearing Edward's name, and the Indian Inquiry Committee.

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Created on November 25, 2013
Revised by BCANS Coordinator, Dec 10, 2013; Feb 14, 2014

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