BC Historical Books
British Columbia from the earliest times to the present. Illustrated. Volume I Scholefield, E. O. S. (Ethelbert Olaf Stuart), 1875-1919
"List of authorities: v. 1, p. xv-xlvi. Vols. 1-2 are historical (v. 1 by E. O. S. Scholefield; v. 2 by F. W. Howay) Vols. 3-4 are biographical. Chapter headings of v. 1: Prehistoric Northwest America. - Apocryphal voyages. - Spanish explorations. - Russian explorations. - Captain James Cook. - The maritime fur traders. - The Nootka Sound controversy. - Captain George Vancouver. - Sir Alexander Mackenzie. - Simon Fraser. - New Caledonia. - The Hudson's Bay Company. - The Oregon question. - The founding of Victoria. - The colony of Vancouver Island. - Representative government. - Vancouver Island in transformation. - The native races of British Columbia. - Medical. - The educational system of British Columbia. - Banks and banking. Chapter headings of v. 2: First news of gold; Queen Charlotte Islands excitement. - Governor Douglas and the miners; the Indian troubles, 1858; early mining. - Laying the foundations. - The Royal Engineers. - The advance of Cariboo. - The roads and trails to Cariboo. - The disbanding of the Royal Engineers. - The express. - A Sketch of Vancouver Island events from 1858 to 1864; list of officers of both colonies. - The Legislative Council and separate governors. - The Bute Inlet massacre and the Chilcotin War, 1864-1866. - Governor Kennedy and his troubles. - The union of British Columbia and Vancouver Island, 1866. - The Kootenay and the Big Bend excitements, 1864-1866. - Sketch of Legislative Council and legislation, 1866-1870. - Mining generally from 1866 including Omineca and Cassiar. - Confederation. - The San Juan difficulty. - Politics and general events, 1871 to 1875. - The railway difficulty of the Carnarvon terms. - Railway matters from the Carnarvon terms to Lord Dufferin's visit. - The Elliott government; the Walkem government; the secession resolution, 1878, and the Canadian Pacific Railway construction. - The graving dock; the last days of Walkem government; Beaven government; first years of Smithe government. - The Canadian Pacific Railway and how it was built. - The extension of the C.P.R. to Vancouver. - Politics and general events from 1883 to 1892. - The sealing industry and the fur seal arbitration. - The Kootenay mines; Nelson; Slocan; Granby; hydraulic in Cariboo; the railway development in Kootenay. - The Theodore Davie, Turner, Semlin, Martin, and Dunsmuir governments; Atlin. - The Pacific cable; the Prior government; the M'Bride government; 'Better terms'; general events, 1902-1913. - The Alaska boundary dispute. - Chinese and Japanese immigration. - The Crow's Nest Pass and Nicola coal fields; salmon canning industry. - The beginnings of various agricultural sections on the mainland. - Missions and missionaries. - Early missions and missionaries (continued). - Bench and bar. Appendices, v. 1-2, contain documents and other source material." -- Lowther, B. J., & Laing, M. (1968). A bibliography of British Columbia: Laying the foundations, 1849-1899. Victoria, BC: University of Victoria, p. 176.
"'List of authorities': vol. I, pp.xv-xlvi. Most of Vol. I concerns the pre-colonial period. Especially valuable for lengthy extracts from mss. in the B.C. Archives, not published elsewhere. The appendix consists of 5 documents relating to the Nootka affair, the conventions and treaties between Great Britain and the U.S.A., 1818-1846, the licenses of the H.B.C. and the North West Company, the Royal grant of Vancouver Island to the H.B.C. and the Act to provide for the administration of justice in Vancouver's Island, 1849. Contents: vol.1. Scholefield, E.O.S. [History to 1858] - vol.2. Howay, F.W. [History, 1858 to 1913] - vols.3-4. Biographical [sketches of contemporary residents]" -- Strathern, G. M., & Edwards, M. H. (1970). Navigations, traffiques & discoveries, 1774-1848: A guide to publications relating to the area now British Columbia. Victoria, BC: University of Victoria, p. 263.
"Bibliography: v.l, p.xv-xlvi. Appendices of v.1-2 contain documents and source material; v.2 appendix includes the text of the British North America Act, 1907. V. I, by Scholefield, covers explorations and history to Confederation; v.2, by Howay, covers history since Confederation; v.3-4, biographies and portraits of prominent British Columbians. Partial contents: v.I.The native races of British Columbia, by Charles Hill-Tout; Medical, by Robert E. M'Kechnie; The educational system of British Columbia, by William Burns. Banks and banking. v.2. The sealing industry and the fur seal arbitration. The Kootenay mines. The Theodore Davie. Turner, Semlin, Martin and Dunsmuir governments. The Pacific cable; the Prior government; the McBride government. The Alaska boundary dispute. Chinese and Japanese immigration. The Crow's Nest Pass and Nicola coal fields; salmon canning industry. The beginnings of various agricultural sections on the mainland. Missions and missionaries. Early missions and missionaries. Bench and bar." -- Edwards, M. H., Lort, J. C. R., & Carmichael, W. J. (1975). A bibliography of British Columbia: Years of growth, 1900-1950. Victoria, BC: University of Victoria, p. 251.
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