The Pioneers of British Columbia

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The Vancouver Island Letters of Edmund Hope Verney


Edited by Allan Pritchard
UBC Press

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.

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Fort Langley Journals, 1827-30

UBC Press

Contains a wealth of information about social and administrative life at Fort Langley.

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This Blessed Wilderness

Archibald McDonald's Letters from the Columbia, 1822-44

UBC Press

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.

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Hobnobbing with a Countess and Other Okanagan Adventures

The Diaries of Alice Barrett Parke, 1891-1900

Edited by Jo Fraser Jones
UBC Press

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.

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