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Loose item from 1886 scrapbook: letter to mother (6 August 1886)

Letter from Pocock to his mother dated 6 August 1886. Pocock writes of his anticipated sick leave. He will receive treatment in Regina, but does not want to stay there for the recovery; he will put in a request to have his sick leave in either Toronto or Banff. He then anticipates being discharged and having to find a place to settle that has mild winter temperatures because of his frostbitten foot. He writes about setting up a cigar shop in Vancouver and selling the land once real estate prices go up.
He mentions an incident involving his friend Monty over a revolver; he then describes the revolver in detail supplied with a sketch of it. Pocock writes about his new found confidence and his preferences in fashion and personal grooming.
He mentions that there was a hailstorm the previous night from which there was "immense damage"; he sketched the size of the hail stones. Pocock purchased four [paintings?] of Lake Superior by Fred Bingham. He is writing essays on religious topics and is not ready to submit them.

Pocock, Roger

PE001004 - Album of a Trip across Canada

An album of photographs by an unidentified but accomplished photographer, with some commercial photos from Barclay and Steele & Co. mixed throughout. The album documents a trip across Canada, from sea to sea, taking place in the late 1800s. Many scenes in British Columbia, the Rocky Mountains, the Prairies (including Aboriginals and cowboys), and Ontario and Quebec, but the album does not seem to be arranged chronologically.

26 photographs in B.C.,
22 in the Prairies,
10 in Quebec and Ontario.

PE000981 - Souvenir programme for the Saskatchewan Motorcade to Vancouver’s Golden Jubilee 1936

Program titled: "Welcome Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Motorcade and Souvenir Picnic Programme, Souvenir Program, 1886 Vancouver’s Golden Jubilee 1936." Front cover contains an elaborate drawing depicting cars along a route in the prairies to Vancouver, and another drawing depicting those same cars entering Vancouver. Drawing has been done in green ink. Back cover is blank. Interior contains advertisements for various activities and services in Vancouver, a welcome address by the mayor of Vancouver, and a programme and daily schedule of events from July 11-19th.

PE004888 - Japanese Businessman’s Letter from Vancouver

Six (6) page letter from S. Araki in Vancouver to Susuki Kenrou in Japan. Writer expresses concern over the growing American prejudice towards Japanese immigrants and contrasts it with Canada’s “stunning Japanese community.” Letter includes mailing envelope and business card. Written in Japanese.

PE001604 - Washing Gold

Photo of a man washing gold on the North Saskatchewan near Fort Edmonton. Caption under the photo says “Washing Gold, Vancouver, British Columbia.” Write-up on gold and the gold rush on the back of photo.

Mathers, C. W.

PE004863 - Photo Album of the Service Flying Training Centre Carberry

Photo album including photographs of RCAF Station Carberry, Service Flying Training School No. 33.

The album leaves devoted to the camp are preceded by about 26 photos illustrating the trajectory to the camp and succeeded by approximately 114 photos of Vancouver. The locations depicted in the photos include: New York City; Moncton, New Brunswick; Carberry, Manitoba; Brandon, Manitoba; various locations within Winnipeg; the Rockies (Jasper, Banff, AB); Regina, Saskatchewan; Vancouver, BC; Calgary, AB; Drumheller, AB; Montreal, Quebec. Photographs of the camp include aerial views of the camp, the Carberry coat of arms, images of activities on base, images of cafeterias and technical stores in the camp, personnel photographs, harvest in Carberry, and images of the town.