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Pocock Scrapbook (1887 - 1888)

Pocock's 1887-1888 scrapbook consists of approximately 71 sheets of handwritten entries, cuttings of articles and imprints either pasted or tipped in, and letters kept loosely between pages.

Scrapbook contains:
Diary entries for the years 1887-1888
Handwritten financial records.
Notifications of his publication "Tales of Western Life".
Sketches of buildings and paintings of "Day After the Fire - June 14th,1886" (artist not credited).
Letters to his father (handwritten and typewritten), Frank, and his sister, Daisy.
Manuscript copy of "The Tale of a Tenderfoot".
Imprint cuttings of ranching, scenery, landscapes and towns of British Columbia, RCMP, trains and train stations, Calgary, wildlife, and Indigenous people.
Article clippings of jokes, religious editorials, and articles about his injury of breaking his arm.
Maps of British Columbia.

Pocock, Roger

Pocock Scrapbook (1888)

Pocock's 1888 scrapbook consists of textual and graphic material related his travels in British Columbia and Alaska.

Scrapbook contains:
Photographs of small portraits of unnamed people, wildlife, and scenes of British Columbia and Alaska.
Clippings of reviews of his book, "Tales of Western Life", articles about Alaska, articles about Pocock's travels and visits with Indigenous people, published critiques on his writing, a published editorial on Pocock's condemnation of how Indigenous people are being treated by the government, jokes and humourous stories, and current events.
Sketches and paintings of scenes in British Columbia and Alaska, totems, and Indigenous people.
Receipts.
Diary entries for the year 1888.
Letters to his father, his sister, Ethel, and from various people (such as lawyers and character references for Pocock).
Maps of British Columbia.
Typewritten manuscript copies of Pocock's stories "A Modern Pirate: The Story of an Adventure in Behring Sea" (35 pages) and "Seventh Watch: The Yokohama Pirates" (28 pages).

Pocock, Roger

Pocock Scrapbook (1890 - 1891)

Pocock's [1890-1891] scrapbook consists of approximately 163 sheets of newspaper clippings, handwritten entries, sketches, and photographs.
Scrapbook contains:
Sketches of a dugout canoe, Coeur d'Alene camp, Astoria, Kootenay area, Columbia River, Mt. Ranier, B.C. interior (Douglas Lake trail), Nelson Lake, and colour paintings of the [Kootenay Mines?].
Imprint cuttings of Nanaimo, Fort Victoria, the Columbia River, Kootenay area, Fort Astoria, wildlife, the "Duchess" on the Columbia River, Shuswap area, cartoons, Nelson and area, No. 2 Kodak camera, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho area, Oregon, Columbia River, Montana area, San Francisco, Grand River, and Colorado area.
Clippings of published articles and stories written by Pocock including "Jack's Hearth", "The Muir Glacier", "Historical Notes", "The Streamer Beaver", "Discovery of Gold in B.C.", "A Kootenay Scheme", "In a Mining Camp (Oregon)" that includes sketches, various letters to the editor, and poems "The Gold Miner" and "The Lumberman". Other clippings includes articles from the Victoria newspaper, the need for advertising B.C., and articles about the Kootenay area, particularly the mines.
Postcards (loose) of the Grand Trunk Pacific track along the Skeena River, scenes at Hazelton, B.C., and mail teams (dog sled) at Skeena River during construction of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway.
Letters from Pocock to his father, and his sisters, Rose and Daisy, and a letter to Pocock from J.A. MacPherson of Boston, MA.
Diary entries including accounts of his travels in Kootenay, Idaho, and Oregon.
Published maps of Nelson, B.C., "Map to Accompany Report of Supt. S.B. Steele Commanding the Detachment of Mounted Police in British Columbia", and Idaho
Hand-drawn map of Wallace, ID.
Notice of mining claim stake (July 1890).
Pamphlet about Columbia.

Pocock, Roger