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British Columbia chronicle, 1847-1871 : gold & colonists

Author: G P V Akrigg; Helen B Akrigg
Publisher: Vancouver, B.C. : Discovery Press, 1977.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Second volume of a history of British Columbia.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: G P V Akrigg; Helen B Akrigg
OCLC Number: 1193355865
Notes: Companion v. to the authors' British Columbia chronicle, 1778-1846.
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 439 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations)
Contents: 1847. Paul Kane paints at Fort Victoria --
Quest for an all British brigade route --
John Tod saves Fort Kamloops from Nicola's war party --
Bishop Demers --
1848. Fort Yale --
Nighmare journeys of a brigade using the Anderson River route --
Henry Peers discovers the Coqhihalla-Tulameen route --
Fort Hope --
H.M.S. Constance at Esquimalt --
1849. Vancouver Island granted to the Hudson's Bay Company --
The company attempts to colonize it --
Captain Grant, the first settler --
Scottish coal miners at Fort Rupert --
An Anglican clergyman "full of frills" --
Britgrade route --
Brigade route problem solved --
1850. Richard Blanshard, first royal governor of Vancouver Island --
The immigrant ship Norman Morison --
Dr. J.S. Helmcken --
Trouble at Fort Rupert --
Douglas' Indian treaties --
Measles decimate the Indians --
1851. High jinks at Bachelors' Hall --
Captain Cooper, entrepreneur --
The immigrant ship Tory --
Captain Langford and his pretty daughters --
Governor Blanshard resigns and Douglas takes over --
Gold in the Queen Charlottes --
1852. The Nanaimo coalfields --
American goldseekers in the Queen Charlottes are frustrated by the HBC --
H.M.S. Thetis visits the "gold diggings establishment" --
Haidas capture the Susan Sturges --
Dr. Helmcken's wedding --
1853. Expedition against the Cowichans and the Nanaimos --
Douglas' tax on grog shops --
The Hon. C.W. Wentworth Fitzwilliam at Fort Victoria --
The Fort Simpson bootlegger --
Northern cruises by H.M.S. Virago --
Festivities at Beacon Hill --
Vancouver Islands first settler takes his final departure --
A bad regime in New Caledonia --
1854. A "droughty" New Year's Day at Fort Victoria --
Death by drowning for a demagogue --
Douglas plans to take the Alaskan Panhandle from Russia --
The Princess Royal's miners at Nanaimo --
1855. Douglas orders a census --
Adam Horne comes upon an Indian massacre --
And finds a way across Vancouver Island --
The strange death of Paul Fraser --
1856. An expedition against the Cowichans --
The first legislative assembly meets at Victoria --
Gold is found on Thompson River --
1857. Amateur theatricals --
Goldseekers from the United States --
Douglas extends his governorship to the British mainland --
Captain Prevost and Richards --
The San Juan Islands, British or American? --
1858. British Columbia's wonderful year --
Negroes seek freedom on Vancouver Island --
Americans hunt for gold on the bars of the Fraser River --
Royal Engineers --
British Boundary Commission and the Sumas mosquitoes --
Harrison-Lillooet Trail --
Steamboats on the Fraser --
Reinhart's Okanagan journey --
"The Fraser Canyon War" --
Royal Navy strengthens the governor's hand --
Mr. Nugent, "Special agent of the United States" --
A new crown colony --
Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, its foster father --
Inauguration of British Columbia --
1859. "Ned McGowan's War" --
Colonel Moody ends the trouble --
Founding of Queenborough alias New Westminster --
Methodist missionaries from Canada --
Early newspapers --
Amor De Cosmos --
Northern Indians descend on Victoria --
Wealth of the Fraser gold bars --
Similkameen and Rock Creek --
Explorations of William Downie --
Judge Begbie on circuit --
Lieut. Mayne and Chief Lolo --
"The Pig War" --
General Harney frustrated --
1860. The first Anglican Bishop of British Columbia --
Unusual election tactics in Victoria --
Indians evicted from Alberni sawmill site --
Gold discovered in Cariboo --
A boy's adventure on the Hope_Similkameen trail --
"The Rock Creek War" --
Governor Douglas' tour --
a changing population --
Achievements of the Royal Engineers --
Gunboats Forward and Grappler permanently stationed at Esquimalt --
A pioneer geologist --
Indian troubles at Victoria --
"Captain John" slain in Victoria Jail --
1861. More gold finds in Cariboo --
Fantastic wealth --
Cariboo Wagon Road is begun --
Bella Coola and Bute Inlet routes --
Judge Begbie's "Bowie Knife Address" --
Hazards of steamboat travel on the Fraser --
Indian troubles --
"Battle of Cape Mudge" -The Victoria Rifle Volunteers --
Indian policemen --
Death of Lieut. Robson --
An embezzling Colonial treasurer --
Douglas plans to invade the United States --
1862. British Columbia's severe winter --
The Cariboo Gold Rush --
The "Overlanders" --
Billy Barker strikes it rich --
Wealth and destitution in the goldfields --
James Thompson's letters home --
Road-building --
Cariboo camels --
The Bentinck Arm Company and the Bute Inlet Company --
Smallpox --
Stikine and "humbug"-Esquimalt becomes a fortified naval base --
The bridgeship Tynemouth --
The Bank of British Columbia --
Begbie vs. Robson --
The three greenhorns pre-empt "The Brickmakers' Claim"-William Duncan founds Metlakatla --
1863. "Cariboo" Cameron brings out his dead wife --
Her four funerals --
The Gold Escort --
Stagecoaches and roadhouses --
Viscount Milton and Dr. Cheadle come over land from Canada --
Whites murdered on Saturna Island by Lamalchi Indians --
Punitive expedition by the Royal Navy --
Governor Douglas learns of his retirement --
Receives knighthood --
Prize easy embroglio --
Royal engineers and their service in British Columbia --
1864. Sir James Douglas retires --
Rivalry between Victoria and New Westminster --
Governor Kennedy acquires a Government House --
The convivial Governor Seymour --
The Chilcotin Uprising --
Pursuit of Klatsassin --
Ahousats capture the Kingfisher --
Indian submissiveness and their addresses to Seymour and Kennedy --
The Wild Horse goldfield --
1865. The last of the "Golden Years" of the Cariboo --
Cariboo Wagon Road completed --
Cariboo Sentinel --
The tragic, ironic death of a son of Simon Fraser --
Britain fails to purchase the Alaska Panhandle --
Admiral Denman favours disposing of British Columbia --
Economic depression in Victoria and New Westminster --
End of the Wild Horse Diggings --
The Big bend gold rush --
Moberly finds Eagle Pass --
The Collins Overland Telegraph --
Christmas Squaw Race at Takla Lake --
1866. End of the overland telegraph --
Fenians threaten British North America --
S.S. Marten's maiden voyage on Shuswap Lake --
The Big Bend gold rush peters out --
Economic crisis forces union of British Columbia and Vancouver Island --
Murcer on the Cariboo Road --
1867. Constitution of the enlarged colony of British Columbia --
New Westminster or Victoria for capital? --
Founding of the Dominion of Canada --
The Americans buy Alaska and eye British Columbia --
Colonial Secretary Birch, the Governor's "dry nurse" --
"The Grouse Creek War" --
Continued depression --
Last days of the Harrison-Lillooet route --
"Gassy Jack" comes to Burrard Inlet --
1868. New Westminster loses a battle and Victoria becomes the capital --
Moves towards confederation with Canada --
"The Victoria Memorial" --
The Yale Convention --
Anti-confederationist strength in Victoria --
Death at the Mystic Spring --
The Barkerville fire --
Indian reserves reduced in size --
Philip Hankin, the new Colonial Secretary --
1869. The wreck of the John Bright and the subsequent hangings at Hesquiat --
Governor Seymour's northern cruise --
He is killed by a bottle of brandy --
The Granville Despatch --
The Annexationist Petition --
Renewed Fenian threats --
Gold in the Omineca --
1870. The terms for confederation drafted --
Trutch, Helmcken and Carrall journey to Ottawa --
Agreement on the terms of union --
The Flying Squadron at Esquimalt --
Governor Musgrave takes an American wife --
The Nanaimo coal strike --
An election to ratify the terms of confederation --
1871. Robert Dunsmuir discovers the Wellington coalfield --
British Columbia and Canada ratify the Terms of Union --
"The glorious twentieth of July" --
Epilogue --
The Hon. H.L. Langevin arrives from Ottawa --
His report on British Columbia --
Some events of 1871-1878 --
David Sallosalton, the amazing Indian boy --
"The Carnarvon Terms" --
Loss of the Pacific --
Lord Dufferin's visit --
Death of Douglas --
March 1878: the centennial of Captain Cook's landing at Nootka.
Responsibility: G.P.V. Akrigg and Helen B. Akrigg.


Second volume of a history of British Columbia.


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