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Historic Vancouver

Vancouver B.C. from the Forest to a Magnificent City

 

Gerry Wellburn tells many stories..

Burrard Inlet

 

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Gerald Wellburn
Legendary B.C. Collector

Gassy Jack
Of Gastown

Sewell Prescott Moody's Mill
Dietz, Nelson and Robert Burnaby

Early Vancouver
from the Forest to a Magnificent City

Governor Sir Antony Musgrave
On Her Majesty's Service

Jeremiah Rogers
The Greatest Logger Of Them All

Sam Greer and Greer's Beach

Portuguese Joe No. 2
Accused of shooting, signs Statement with Granville JPs

Yesler's Grand Sawmill Prize
and the Puget Sound connection

Early Vancovuer Post Offices
Burrard Inlet PO
Moodyville PO
Hastings PO

Jonathan Miller
Early Vancouver pioneer.

Agnes Deans Cameron
Author, Schoolteacher at Granville and early leader for Women's Rights

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Vancouver B.C. from the Forest to a Magnificent City

Page 11 of the Gerald Wellburn Historic Vancouver collection in All Nations 5th March 2016 auction.

Reaized $467.50 in our 5 March Auction

1862 The British Columbian

Page 12 of the Wellburn historic Vancouver collection at All Nations auctions Saturday 5 March 2016.

Reaized $60.50 in our 5 March Auction

Sewell Prescott Moody

Leonard Frank Unused Trees Postcards

Wellburn pages 13 and 14 Realized $55 in our 19 March Auction

Gerald Wellburn Burrard Inlet

Gerald Wellburn Burrard Inlet

1860s - Early Logging

Page 20 of the Gerald Wellburn Historic Vancouver collection

Page 21 of the Gerald Wellburn Historic Vancouver collection

Page 22 of Wellburn Historic Vancouver

Page 22 of Wellburn, bottom is Leonard Frank real photo

Page 21 of Wellburn Historic Vancouver

Page 23 of the Gerald Wellburn Historic Vancouver collection

Jerry Rogers and his Engine for handling logs

Page 23 of Wellburn Historic Vancouver

 

Page 55 of Gerald Wellburn historic Vancouver album

Burrard Inlet road building contract June 1975

Sold for $11,000 in our 5th November auction. A handful of leading local collectors and history buffs bid on the historic contract made out to New Westminster merchant Arthur Herring, and signed by Sheriff Jim Morrison among others. Vancouver archivist Major Matthews notes that Herring did not complete the road, which was finished by Thomas Kidd in 1876.

“The road from Hastings to Gastown was built in 1875 by Arthur N. Herring, .... John A. Webster and R.W. Dean were his bondsmen; Arthur did not complete the road.” (See History of Lulu Island, by Thomas Kidd, which says operations ended in November, owing to snow.) “It was completed next year, 1877, by Tom Kidd as foreman.
~from Major Mathhews' Early Vancouver Volume Three

Arthur Herring is the just wed husband of Frances Herring who becomes BC's best early writer

Burrard Inlet road building contarct June 1975

Burrard Inlet road building contarct June 1975 part 2

 

Page 56 of Gerald Wellburn historic Vancouver album

J.C. Hughes 1880 apologetic letter only to O'Reilly

Wellburn notes on the page:

August 1880. Letter from J.C. Huges as Surveyor to Mr. O'Reilly in Victoria. J.C. Huges gave the longitude of Burrard Inlet as 142 degrees W. of Greenwich instead of 123 degrees "which would indicate Burrard Inlet is in the middle of the Pacific Ocean". He asks that the mistake be corrected.

Wellburn Note Page 56

JC Hughes

Josias Charles Hughes was a prominent politician in B.C. He represented New Westminster District in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia from 1871 to 1875. He was Moodyville Sawmill Secretary and active Freemason. In 1876, He was named government agent at New Westminster. He later became Indian Agent for the federal government at Netlakahtla, B.C.; in 1886, but he died that same year.

He was a charter member and first W.M. of Mount Hermon Lodge, No. 491 S.C. and was prominent in the work of the Grand Lodge of British Columbia in its early years.

Read more about Josias Charles Hughes here and about his pioneering Masonic work here

This is likely the Captain Markham that the letter refers to: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Hastings_Markham

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James Noble Brown 3 Dec 1874 Murder Document

Page 57 from Gerald Wellburn historic Vancouver album
Realized $1,210 in our 19th November 2016 auction.

"The Jurors for our Lady the Queen upon their oath present that James Noble Brown on the third day of December in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy four at English Bay Burrard Inlet, in the Province of British Columbia did feloniously wilfully and of his malice aforethought, kill and murder one Jim alias Louis an Indian."

Wellburn notes verdict was manslaughter and the sentence 10 years hard labor.

James Noble Brown - Murder document

James Noble Brown

 

 

 

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