The Pioneers of British Columbia

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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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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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Fort Langley Journals, 1827-30

UBC Press

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

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The Vancouver Island Letters of Edmund Hope Verney

1862-65

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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A Pioneer Gentlewoman in British Columbia

The Recollections of Susan Allison

UBC Press
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Alex Lord's British Columbia

Recollections of a Rural School Inspector, 1915-1936

Edited by John Calam
UBC Press

These memoirs invite the reader to experience the British Columbia that Alex Lord knew. Through his words, we endure the difficulties of travel in this mountainous province.

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Robert Brown and the Vancouver Island Exploring Expedition

Edited by John Hayman
UBC Press

The remarkable journal of the 1864 Vancouver Island Exploring Expedition, a four-and-a-half-month journey that describes the island's pristine wilderness, as well as Cowichan, Chemainus, and Comox and the coal-mining town of Nanaimo.

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They Call Me Father

Memoirs of Father Nicolas Coccola

UBC Press

These fascinating memoirs of Father Nicolas Coccola, a Corsican-born Oblatean who arrived in British Columbia in 1880, reveal the complexity of the work carried out by ordinary missionary priests.

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Overland from Canada to British Columbia

By Mr. Thomas McMicking of Queenston, Canada West

Edited by Joanne Leduc
UBC Press
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The Reminiscences of Doctor John Sebastian Helmcken

UBC Press

A unique account of the way social and economic conditions were actually felt and experienced in B.C. at the time of Confederation.

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