BC Historical Books

BC Historical Books

BC Historical Books

The Assay Office and the proposed Mint at New Westminster : a chapter in the history of the Fraser River mines Reid, R. L.


"(British Columbia. Provincial Archives. Memoir no. 7) Based mainly on newspaper accounts, government documents, and on the letters of Francis Claudet, assayer, Captain William Gosset, treasurer of the colony of British Columbia, and of the Colonial Secretary, this book is an account of the difficulties which arose because of the lack of a circulating medium. It also reveals the rivalry between Victoria and New Westminster, and the antagonism between Governor Douglas and Gosset." -- Lowther, B. J., & Laing, M. (1968). A bibliography of British Columbia: Laying the foundations, 1849-1899. Victoria, BC: University of Victoria, p. 185.

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