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Henderson-Roe collection

  • CA UNBC 2002.17
  • Collection
  • 1912-1914

Collection consists of materials related to Fort George surveying and preemption, including both legal and personal correspondence, legal documents and records, plans of lots, photographs, and a map. Includes records from the Cariboo Investment Company, Ltd., J.B. Henderson-Roe and C.H. Henderson Roe.

Photographs

Photographs consist of 16 black & white photographs depicting Fort George land and surveying, including 3 photographs of Jack Henderson-Roe in front of his log cabin that he constructed in Fort George in 1913.

A Road Through the Brush

Photograph depicts a snow-covered road through the forest lined with fallen trees. Reads on verso as follows : "A road through the brush. All these trees had to be sawn up by hand and removed after one day's strong autumnal gale. This may make you appreciate English roads better! (1)" Other writing crossed out, but reads, among other things, "Taken Dec 21/1912".

"Billy" & "Tiny" on West Lake

"Billy" & "Tiny" on West Lake depicts two dogs walking in tracks across a snow-covered lake, with a treed hill in the background. Reads on verso as follows : "'Billy' & 'Tiny' on West Lake (2)".

West Lake Looking North

Photograph depicts a view of a snow-covered lake, with trees in foreground and treed hills in background. Reads on verso as follows : "West Lake looking North (3)".

Burning a Brush Pile

Photograph depicts a burning brush pile in front of a snow-covered cabin and lean-to. Trees in background. Reads on verso as follows : "Burning a brush pile, taken during my visit to West Lake last December. Williams just at the back of the fire. The smoke shows up well (4)".

Sawing Wood

Photograph depicts Jack Henderson-Roe sawing wood in front of a woodshed. Reads on verso as follows : "Sawing wood ; the chief winter occupation. Note my classical costume!".

My Mansion in BC!

Photograph depicts Jack Henderson-Roe standing in front of his log cabin, with his dog Billy at his feet. Reads on verso as follows : "My mansion in BC! with its owner. Taken by Williams. (The black object in front of my legs is Billy, the dog (6)".

A Nice View of My Shack

Photograph depicts Jack Henderson-Roe's log cabin, set in a lightly treed clearing. Reads on verso as follows : "A nice view of my shack taken from the Southern line. The light easy clearing which abounds over nearly all my land is clearly shown here. (7)".

View Looking Towards My Western Boundary

Photograph depicts the view from the side of Jack Henderson-Roe's log cabin. A mountain and forests form the background; a home-made toboggan leans against the side of the cabin. Reads on verso as follows : "View looking towards my Western boundary which lies just this side of the distant hill. Taken after a heavy thaw, hence the patches of bare earth on the southern shapes of the hill. A home-made toboggan in this foreground. (8)".

My Shack Just After Occupation

Photograph depicts Jack Henderson-Roe's log cabin covered with snow and icicles. Reads on verso as follows : "My shack just after occupation. Taken during the excessive cold weather we experienced early in January. The icicles formed in the night, and the actual temperature when I took this was 32° below zero, the previous night having been over 60° below. (10)"

On the Road Back from West Lake to Fort George

Photograph depicts Jack Henderson-Roe drinking from a hole in the ice at the side of the road. His dog, Billy, is beside him, and there is a pack in the foreground. Brush or swamp in background. Reads on verso as follows : "On the road back from West Lake to Fort George. I am having a drink at a hole in the ice. My dog 'Billy' looking for food. Williams' pack in the foreground, mine is on my back. Taken four days before Xmas. 12 miles out. (12)".

The Log House Situated on Lot 2b

Photograph depicts a log cabin on a treed lot, with a fence in foreground. Reads on verso as follows : "The log house situated on Lot 2b. This house is worth $400 as it stands, and is good deal larger than it looks in the photo. This was taken from the government road just in front of it."

Looking Up the Valley from the Southern Boundary

Photograph depicts a man standing in a valley. Treed hills in background ; wild grasses in foreground. Reads on verso as follows : "Looking up the valley from the southern boundary showing the level nature of land, light growth, and rich wild grasses growing on it."

Lot 14 Showing Part of Ploughed Meadow

Photograph depicts a ploughed meadow with treed hills in the background. Reads on verso as follows : "Lot 14 showing part of ploughed meadow. This lot is all ready for immediate cultivation, and the price will probably be raised to $2000, unless bought locally, in which case it will make good advertising to let it go at the listed price of $1600."

Looking Up the Valley from the Front Door of the Log House

Photograph depicts a view of a grassy logged clearing. Treed hills in background. Reads on verso as follows : "Looking up the valley from the front door of the log house. The high hill on the left is just off the western boundary on the next section."

Plans and Legal Records

Consists of legal records and documents related to the holdings and activities of J. B. Henderson-Roe and his father, C.H. Henderson-Roe, including a hand-drawn map of Prince George, Fort George, and South Fort George, as well as a surveyor's plan for a subdivision.

Personal Correspondence 1913

Consists of 6 letters written by Jack Henderson-Roe, of Fort George, to his father, C.H. Henderson-Roe, of England, regarding proposed land acquisitions in Fort George.

Personal Correspondence 1914

Consists of 5 letters written by Jack Henderson-Roe, of Fort George, to his father, C.H. Henderson-Roe, of England, regarding investments and proposed land acquisitions in Fort George.

Legal Correspondence

Consists of 3 notes sent by Blunt & Brocklehurst, Solicitors, Macclesfield, to C.H. Henderson-Roe, Esq. concerning financial matters.

Latest Map of Fort George District

Map is entitled "Latest Map of Fort George District" and published 1912. Includes Peace River Recording Land District, Fort George Land Recording District, and Cariboo Land Recording District. Several sections are marked with red pencil.