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Cariboo maps collection

  • UVICSP SC277
  • Collection
  • 1887

The collection consists of a plan showing the different routes connecting the Canadian Pacific Railway with the mining district of the Cariboo. Title on map: "Plan Shewing the different routes connecting the CPR with the Mining District of Cariboo by Proposed Railway." [1887]. Scale: 20,000 feet equals 1 inch. Higgins Lith. Co. The Colonist Victoria, B.C.

Harris family fonds

  • CA BCA MS-2789;E/B/H242;E/B/H24;E/D/H24;19009-007;98206-90
  • Fonds
  • 1834-1913

The fonds consists of correspondence of the Harris family, principally that of Martha and Dennis Harris, memoirs, journals, business records of Dennis Harris and family memorabilia. Fonds includes records relating to Sir James Douglas and the diary of Martha Harris (with annotations by Douglas). Fonds also includes a survey book of Dennis Harris for a CPR survey at an undetermined location.

Harris (family)

Vernon Denton fonds

  • CA BCA MS-2614
  • Fonds
  • 1806-1808, 1852-1943

The fonds consists of Denton's correspondence relating primarily to Simon Fraser, copies of Simon Fraser's 1806 and 1808 journals, notes on the fur trade, the Gold Rush, the building of the CPR, and other significant historical events.

Denton, Vernon

Daniel Wishart Mainguy fonds

  • CA BCA MS-2057
  • Fonds
  • 1863-1884

The fonds consists of journals describing Daniel Mainguy's travels, his life at Chemainus and his work on the Canadian Pacific Railway. [Also available on microfilm.]

Mainguy, Daniel Wishart

Malcolm McLeod fonds

  • CA BCA MS-1249
  • Fonds
  • 1823-1899

The fonds consists of correspondence, manuscripts and notes relating to the Puget's Sound Agricultural Company, the North West Territories and the selection of a route for the Canadian Pacific Railway.

McLeod, Malcolm

Reginald Tomlinson fonds

  • CA BCA MS-0946;97811-14
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1910, 1949

The fonds consists of builders specifications (1949) for the SS Princess Marguerite, a description of Princess fleet vessels of the Canadian Pacific Railway, timetables and photographs of Reginald Tomlinson.

Tomlinson, Reginald

Joseph Hunter fonds

  • CA BCA MS-0767
  • Fonds
  • 1874-1934

The fonds consists of notes and sketches of exploration from Quesnel to Salmon River, a journal, letterbooks, diaries, correspondence regarding Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir), Canadian Pacific Railway and surveys.

Hunter, Joseph

C.H. Gamsby fonds

  • CA BCA MS-0751
  • Fonds
  • 1881

The fonds consists of a diary of Canadian Pacific Railway surveys of Port Moody and Fraser Valley. [Also available on microfilm.]

Gamsby, C.H.

Marcus Smith fonds : 1815-1903

  • CA BCA MS-0748;MS-1496
  • Fonds
  • [Microfilmed 1969]

The fonds consists of a family register and diary, records (including diaries) relating to Canadian Pacific Railway exploration and construction, a letter book, various memoranda, diary extracts and biographical notes.

Smith, Marcus

George Hargreaves fonds

  • CA BCA MS-0443;MS-2533
  • Fonds
  • 1862-1878

The fonds consists of George Hargreaves' diary, survey notes relating to work for the Canadian Pacific Railway, and a "sketch" sent to friends in England.

Hargreaves, George, d. 1910

Ashdown Green fonds

  • CA BCA MS-0437
  • Fonds
  • 1865-1874

The fonds consists of Green's diaries relating to survey work for the Canadian Pacific Railway and a survey of Saltspring Island.

Green, Ashdown

Thomas O. Kilpatrick fonds : 1893-1965

  • CA BCA MS-0323
  • Fonds
  • [Photocopied 1973]

The fonds consists of appointments, correspondence, subject files and a diary.

Kilpatrick, Thomas O., d. 1939

Edmund Duchesnay fonds

  • CA BCA MS-0051
  • Fonds
  • 1897

The fonds consists of a diary (1897) kept by Duchesnay while examining the Stikine River and the country between Telegraph Creek and Teslin Lake for the proposed Canadian-Yukon railway.

Duchesnay, Edmund, d. 1901

Patrick O'Farrell fonds

  • CA BCA E/D/Of2
  • Fonds
  • 1900, 1912-1933

The fonds consists of O'Farrell's correspondence relating to his work with the CPR.

O'Farrell, Patrick

A.I. McLean fonds

  • CA BCA E/C/M22
  • Fonds
  • 1877

The fonds consists of McLean's survey book for a survey near Edmonton.

McLean, A.I.

George A. Keefer fonds

  • CA BCA E/C/K24
  • Fonds
  • 1881-1884

The fonds consists of copies of outward telegrams of George A. Keefer pertaining to progress reports on railway construction.

Keefer, George A.

Abbott family fonds

  • CA CVAN CVA 256
  • Fonds
  • 1885-[ca. 1901]

The fonds consists of the Abbott family photograph album showing various scenes pertaining to the Canadian Pacific Railway and its official events; various British Columbia scenes and Vancouver streetscapes; and an album prepared by Edwards Brothers showing scenes around British Columbia, primarily views of Vancouver, Rossland and Sandon.

Abbott, Harry (family)

Canadian Pacific Railway photograph collection

  • CA UBCSP BC 1291
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900]

The collection consists of photographs of scenery, hotels, railway bridges, and tunnels pertaining to the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Sir George Bury fonds : 1917-1965

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 979
  • Fonds
  • [Photocopied 1987]

The fonds consists of correspondence, articles written by Bury, and photographs by Bury pertaining to the Russian Revlution.

Bury, George, Sir

Cates family fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 61
  • Fonds
  • 1877-1958

The fonds consists of a letterbook, ship's papers and photographs concerning the activities of Charles H. Cates and Sons Limited, as well as the autobiography of Captain C.H. Cates and manuscripts on family, maritime and Indian subjects by Captain Charles Warren Cates (1899-1960). The fonds also includes the letters (1877-1883) of Donald Stewart of New Westminster concerning the building of the CPR.

Cates (family)

James Sutherland fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 457
  • Fonds
  • 1870-1939

The fonds consists of indentures, conveyances, and other legal documents relating to land transfers in Port Moody and New Westminster, 1870, 1879-1899. Many items deal with the Canadian Pacific Railway. There are also miscellaneous notes and notices relating to the National Silver Mines Limited, 1937-1939.

Sutherland, James J.

David Davies fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 455
  • Fonds
  • 1965-1975

The fonds consists of Davies' working papers and notes for his article "English Bay Branch, C.P.R., Vancouver", and his proposal for a forestry museum "Woodsmoot".

Davies, David L.

John Leask fonds : 1886

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 40
  • Fonds
  • [Photocopied 1971]

The fonds consists of Leask's diary.

Leask, John

Samuel Greer fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 17
  • Fonds
  • 1886-1893

The fonds consists of miscellaneous court records, 1887-1893, relating to Greer's fight with the CPR over title to some land at Kitsilano including a map showing his house, barn and fences in relation to the CPR right-of-way. Also included is an agreement for sale to Dugal MacKenzie of Port Moody in 1886 of Lot 9, Block 3 of his land south of False Creek.

Greer, Samuel

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