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By kalsbeek on November 30, 2010
Every two weeks, Rare Books and Special Collections is featuring a historic document based on a B.C. place name used in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. Our third featured B.C. place is the Nimpkish area. The community of Nimpkish is on the end of Nimpkish Lake, on the northern part of Vancouver Island. An […]
By kalsbeek on November 16, 2010
Our second featured place is Moresby Island. During the course of doing research for this blog post, we discovered that there are actually two Moresby Islands in British Columbia; one island is located in the Queen Charlotte archipelago and one island is located in the Gulf Islands. Our collection of early British Columbia Admiralty charts […]
By sromkey on November 9, 2010
A new acquisition has been made for the Chung Collection: a ledger from a hotel in Elko, B.C., showing the sale of goods to locals. Inscriptions in Chinese suggest that the hotel may have been operated by a Chinese-Canadian. This may be an interesting example of a Chinese business as a centre for commerce in a small town. The ledger dates to 1923.
Although it has not yet been digitized, this item is available for consultation in the Rare Books and Special Collections reading room by requesting box 254. The full catalogue record is here:
By kalsbeek on November 2, 2010
In a new series of blog posts, Rare Books and Special Collections will be featuring a historic document, photograph or map related to one of the B.C. towns represented in the room names of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. To kick things off, we’ll start with Bella Coola which is a small town on […]