The Pioneers of British Columbia
The Diaries of Alice Barrett Parke, 1891-1900
In 1891, Alice Barrett moved from Port Dover, Ontario, to the Okanagan Valley. Few women’s diaries have survived from that time, and Barrett Parke recalls a period of profound transformation in a region newly opened to white settlement.
Archibald McDonald's Letters from the Columbia, 1822-44
This book traces 25 turbulent years (1821-46) in the Pacific Northwest's fur trade through the experiences of Archibald McDonald, a trader, cartographer and literate observer of his times.
This previously unknown collection of letters lets us experience colonial British Columbia through the eyes of a young British naval officer who spent three years on Vancouver Island commanding a Royal Navy gunboat during the Cariboo gold rush.
George Dawson's 1878 Survey of the Queen Charlotte Islands
This book examines geologist George Dawson's 1878 exploration of the Queen Charlotte Islands, includes a reprint of Dawson's report, photographs, and his journal complete with biographical, scientific, and ethnological details.
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