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Port Essington: A Town Remembered

"Port Essington: A Town Remembered" consists of copies of 4 black & white photographs of Port Essington, taken in October 1984 by Nancy Robertson, and published on page 13 of the 15 November 1984 edition of The Daily News, Prince Rupert's newspaper. The page caption reads as follows : "Port Essington : a town remembered - These photos are from an aging Port Essington taken in the fall month of October by photographer Nancy Robertson. Once a thriving community, Port Essington stands derelict at a Skeena estuary with only occasional visitors."

William Dow Ferry Documents

Files contain a grade six report card, high school entrance certificate, certificates of appointment to various positions, a photocopy about the Dow Family, a map of the Cariboo District, Judge Ferry’s law degree from the University of British Columbia, his Law Society diplomas and his certificate of appointment to the Supreme Court of British Columbia.


File consists of three booklets relating to Mr. Carney Ferry.


File contains two newspaper clippings about John Ferry.

Newspaper clippings

File contains eight newspaper clippings concerning the Oxford University expedition to Ellesmere Land in 1934 – 1935.

Newspaper clippings

File contains two newspaper clippings, one from the B.C. Saturday Sunset of September 14, 1912 concerning economic development on Vancouver Island and the second from The Globe dated Saturday March 23, 1907 which contains two photographs of Prince Rupert.


File contains letters and notes from October 31, 1895 to March 30, 1896 concerning the purchase of dynamite for the mine.