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Guide to the Bancroft Reference Notes for British Columbia and Alaska, ca. 1870s-1890s
BANC MSS B-C 11  
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Carton 1; Carton 2, folders 1-5

Series 1: Bibliographic and Research Notes, History of British Columbia, 1500-1887.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject, and then chronologically.
Major topics of the bibliographic notes include: early voyages and expeditions; biographies of explorers and settlers of British Columbia between 1588-1887; commerce, trade, and industry; forts and posts; Hudson Bay Company; mining; San Juan Islands question; shipping and navigation; and the settlement of Vancouver Island. One folder of research notes is primarily about Russian settlements and forts.
Ctn. 1, folder 1

Agriculture, 1792-1887

folder 2-4

Biographies, 1792-1887

folder 5

British America, 1792-1887

folder 6

Chinese immigrants, 1792-1887

folder 7

Coal, 1792-1887

folder 8

Commerce, trade, exports, labor, prices, wages, 1792-1887

folder 9

Currency, mints, banks, 1792-1887

folder 10

Early voyages and expeditions, 1588-1887

folder 11

Education, 1792-1887

folder 12

Fisheries, lumber industry, 1792-1887

folder 13-15

Forts and military posts, 1789-1887

folder 16

Frazer river, 1792-1887

folder 17

Fur trade, 1792-1887

folder 18

Government and politics, 1789-1887

folder 19

Hudson's Bay Company, 1792-1887

folder 20

Immigration and naturalization, 1792-1887

folder 21

Indians, 1792-1887

folder 22

Land, 1792-1887

folder 23

Mail and telegraph, 1792-1887

folder 24-25

Mining, 1792-1887

folder 26

Naval and military matters, 1792-1887

folder 27

New Westminster, 1792-1887

folder 28

Newspapers, literature, theater, society, 1792-1887

folder 29

Northwest coast voyages, 1500-1806

folder 30

Police, crime, justice, law, 1792-1887

folder 31

Public works, waterworks, lighthouses, graving docks, 1792-1887

folder 32

Railways, 1792-1887

folder 33

Religion, 1792-1887

folder 34

Revenue, taxation, tariffs, free ports, 1792-1887

folder 35

Roads, 1792-1887

folder 36

San Juan Island question, 1792-1887

folder 37

Sanitation, disease, hospitals, 1792-1887

folder 38

Ships, shipping, shipbuilding, shipwrecks, navigation, 1792-1887

Ctn. 2, folder 1

Topography, 1792-1887

folder 2

Vancouver Island, 1792-1887

folder 3

Victoria, 1792-1887

folder 4

Miscellaneous, 1792-1887

folder 5

Research notes, 1786-1839

Carton 2, folders 6-24

Series 2: Bibliographic and Research Notes, History of Alaska, 1648-1885.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
Major topics include: early voyages and expeditions; Russian fur trade; native populations and relations; forts and settlements; the United States acquisition of the Alaska Territory in 1864; and whaling.
Ctn. 2, folder 6-7

1648-1780

folder 8-9

1781-1800

folder 10

1801-1810

folder 11

1811-1820

folder 12

1821-1830

folder 13

1831-1840

folder 14

1841-1850

folder 15

1851-1860

folder 16-17

1861-1867

folder 18-20

1868-1870

folder 21-23

1871-1885

folder 24

Miscellaneous