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Series 3 Photographs and Postcards

Series documents some of the travels of Pocock and consists of photographs, postcards, and negatives. Images are primarily of the Canadian North-West along with portraits of Pocock and others, Mexico, Canadian Prairies, and Noway. Images were either taken by Pocock or purchased during his travels and usually correlate to the places he visited, as documented through his scrapbooks, diaries, and published autobiographies. Series is arranged chronologically into nine subseries: Portraits, Images of British Columbia, Journey from Fort Macleod to Mexico City, Journey with Randle Cecil, Images of the Canadian Prairies, Journey to Spitzbergen, Images used in Chorus to Adventurers, Semi-Retirement at Charterhouse, and Trip to Canada.

Portrait of unidentified man [1907 - 1929]

Postcard of an unidentified man sitting in an ornate chair. Writing on reverse reads "Vincent-Mitchell Studios; 1022 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa.; 111 W. Lexington St., Baltimore, Md."

Postcard of rabbits near Lakeview, OR

Postcard of rabbits behind a fence on a snowy field. Caption on front reads "Rabbit Drive, near Lakeview, Oregon, Feb. 5th, 1911. 1811--Rabbits killed in Pen."

Images from Alberta and British Columbia

Files contains images of locations in Alberta and British Columbia from Pocock and Cecil's journey in 1913. Places are identified on the postcards and photographs either by Pocock's handwriting or by printed description. File is arranged chronologically according to order of location visited.

Postcard of Peace River Valley, AB

Postcard of a scenic view of Peace River Valley. Caption on front reads "Scene at dawn. Peace River Valley" and text on reverse reads "Series No. 138. "Copyright" The H. Enida Olive Co'y Ltd Calgary Canada". It is improbable that Pocock and Cecil ever visited Ft. Vermilion and this was likely purchased while in Calgary.

3.4 Journey with Randle Cecil (1913)

Subseries documents the journey of Pocock and Randle Cecil. Randle Cecil (1889 - 1917) was son of Lord Rupert Ernest William Gascoyne-Cecil, Bishop of Exeter, and in early 1913 Lord Gascoyne-Cecil asked Pocock to act as a guide and chaperon to Randle during an exploration of the Pacific North-West. For the main part of their journey, they traveled mostly by horseback from Calgary, AB, to Red Bluff, CA, over the later half of 1913. Subseries contains photographs and postcards of the locations they visited, and perhaps intended to visit, as well as some people they met (mostly unidentified) along the way. It is arranged into roughly chronologically into three files: Images from unknown locations, Images from Alberta and British Columbia, and Images from Washington to California.

Images from unknown locations

Files contains images of unknown locations from Pocock and Cecil's journey. Most are likely places in British Columbia. File is arranged according to the order in which records were processed.

Postcard of railway along Skeena River, BC

A postcard of the Skeena River in BC from along the Grand Trunk Pacific train track. Caption on front reads "Grand Trunk Pacific Track along the Skeena River, B.C." and on reverse reads "The Valentine & Sons' Publishing Co., Ltd. Montreal and Toronto, Printed in Great Britain, "Grand Trunk Pacific Railway"". It is unlikely that Pocock and Cecil visited the Skeena River and this was likely purchased while in Vancouver.

Postcard of St. Peters Dome, OR

Postcard of St. Peters Dome (rock formation) and the Columbia River in the background. Caption on front reads "St. Peters Dome & Columbia River" and on reverse "On the Road of a Thousand Wonders (Oregon); Pub. by Pacific Novelty Co. at S. F., Cal."

Postcard of log cabin in Oregon

Postcard of a log cabin in a forested area in Oregon. Caption on front reads "A Pioneer's Home among the Firs, Oregon" and on reverse reads "On the Road of a Thousand Wonders (Oregon). Pub. by Pacific Novelty Co. of S. F., Cal."

Postcard of Peace River at Ft. Vermilion, AB

Postcard of a steam boot on Peace River at Ft. Vermilion. Caption on front reads "Early Morning on Peace River at Ft. Vermillion[sic]" and text on reverse reads "Series No. 151. "Copyright" The H. Enida Olive Co'y Ltd Calgary. Canada." It is improbable that Pocock and Cecil ever visited Ft. Vermilion and this was likely purchased while in Calgary.

Postcard of dogsled in winter along Skeena River, BC

Postcard of a several dogsled teams in the winter in a forested area with mountains in the background. Caption on front reads "Mail Teams, Skeens River, B.C., During Construction of G.T.P.R.R." and on reverse reads "Pub. by McRae Bros., Ltd. Prince Rupert, B.C., Printed in Great Britain". It is unlikely that Pocock and Cecil visited the Skeena River and this was likely purchased while in Vancouver.

Images from Washington to California

Files contains images of locations in Washington, Oregon, and California from Pocock and Cecil's journey in 1913. Places are identified on the postcards and photographs either by Pocock's handwriting or by printed description.

Postcard of Silverton, BC

Postcard over looking Silverton, BC, on Slocan Lake. Caption on front reads "Silverton, B.C." and on reverse "Publ. by Chas F. Nelson, New Denver, B.C. No. 1 Made in Germany".