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Historic Vancouver

Governor Sir Antony Musgrave


Governor Sir Antony Musgrave failed to bring his previous posting, Newfoundland, into Canadian Confederation, but brought British Columbia into the fold. 

Goveror Musgrave of British Columbia

In August 1869 Governor Musgrave visited Jeremiah Rogers logging operation and watched as teams of oxen dragged logs and spars to the water.

He inspected Captain Stamps new Hastings Mill which had opened in June 1867.

He crossed Burrard's Inlet to look at Sewell Prescott Moody's Steam sawmill.

He was surprised at the huge trees and natural harbour and agreed to a survey of the townsite. The town was called Granville in honour of the British Colonial Secretary, Lord Granville but the area was known as Gastown after Gassy Jack Deighton.




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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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Anthony Musgrave 1870 O.H.M.S. Cover & 1871 signed Letter page 15 Wellburn

Realized $2,860 in our 19 March Auction

Earl Granville

Granville was named after Earl Granville, Secretary of State for the Colonies. Page 48 of the historic Vancouver album has an 1857 cover from Earl Granville in London to Ampthill


The last Earl Granville item from the Wellburn collection is an 1851 1d Red Cover to Earl Grey at Ampthill. It is endorsed by Granvile. Page 49 of the Gerald Wellburn Historic Vancouver album.


On the back of the envelope is Granville's personalised monogram.


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