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Point of connection, Grand Trunk Pacific Telegraph Lines, Fort Fraser, B.C.

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Date Range
April 17, 1914
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Unknown
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P0251a
P0251b
Accession No.
1979.7.177
Physical Description
1 b&w reprint: 13 x 9 cm
1 b&w reprint: 25 x 20 cm
Negative Number
F30; F31
Date Range
April 17, 1914
Subject Access
Grand Trunk Pacific Telegraph
Geographic Access
Fort Fraser, B.C.
Notes
On the back of P0251a is written: Erection of last telegraph pole between [?] and Prince Rupert in 1914 at Fort Fraser, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images
Description
Telegraph Key
Sub-Category
LAND TRANSPORTATION,ACCESSORY
Description
Telegraph Key
Accession No.
2005.2.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
Telegraph Key
Sub-Category
LAND TRANSPORTATION,ACCESSORY
Description
Telegraph Key
Accession No.
2005.2.2
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS; METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN; PLASTIC;
Description
A telegraph key with a small, oval, brass base and brass fittings. The lever key is steel with a black, flat, round knob. There is another black knob next to it, attached to a brass lever. The base is marked at the front top 'J.H. BUNNEL & CO., NEW YORK, U.S.A.'. There are three screw holes in …
Manufacturer
J. J. Bunnel & Co. New York
Manufacturer Notes
J.H BUNNEL & CO. NEW YORK USA
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
TELECOMMUNICATION TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
UNITED STATES
Description
A telegraph key with a small, oval, brass base and brass fittings. The lever key is steel with a black, flat, round knob. There is another black knob next to it, attached to a brass lever. The base is marked at the front top 'J.H. BUNNEL & CO., NEW YORK, U.S.A.'. There are three screw holes in the base.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS; METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN; PLASTIC;
Height
3.4
Width
7
Length
13
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1975.0106.0020
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN; WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Description
The telegraph relay has two metal round flat legs with holes drilled in the middle. The body is wood. Situated on top of the wood are five screw like objects with flat serrated heads. Three of those have round bodies; two have square bodies. There are two lone rectangular metal pieces with four…
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Manufacturer
A Hearn & Soper Limited
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
TELECOMMUNICATION TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
Canada: Ottawa, Ontario
Description
The telegraph relay has two metal round flat legs with holes drilled in the middle. The body is wood. Situated on top of the wood are five screw like objects with flat serrated heads. Three of those have round bodies; two have square bodies. There are two lone rectangular metal pieces with four curves cut in each. In the middle of those, are four round metal pieces with curves cut on each side. One has a screw hole cut in the middle.
Narrative
B.V. Stories Book
History Of Use
The Telegraph line was activated in 1901 from business centres in the United States and the Southern part of the British Columbian, all the way to the Yukon gold fields. The telegraph line was completed in 1901 and ran north to Telegraph Creek on the Stikine River, onto Atlin, White Horse and Dawson City.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN; WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Height
11.5
Width
8
Length
3.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1971.77.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
PLASTIC;
WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Description
The telegraph has two long legs that hold the body 2.1 cm long with only one screw in one of the legs. The body of the object is 15.8cm long. The top of the object has 5 Cylinders; one is missing a round with grooved sides top. In the middle are two pieces of metal that are cut in the center so …
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Manufacturer
A Hearn & Soper
Manufacturer Notes
Manufacturer previously entered as Gelley, Lou-Allen, Marty
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
TELECOMMUNICATION TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
Canada: Ottawa, Ontario
Period or Date Notes
1901
Description
The telegraph has two long legs that hold the body 2.1 cm long with only one screw in one of the legs. The body of the object is 15.8cm long. The top of the object has 5 Cylinders; one is missing a round with grooved sides top. In the middle are two pieces of metal that are cut in the center so that three screws can be placed. There are holes on either sides of the screw. Beside the screws is a circular metal piece (2.5cm long) that has a neck (1cm long) to connect to a smaller circular metal piece ( 1.5cm long). There are some numbers and letter subscribed in the wood but they are too faded to read. On top are two little holes that have been filled with plastic.
Narrative
Heritage Club Project, October 1, 1973 B.V. Stories, Smithers, B.C., See-Moore Printing.
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
PLASTIC;
WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Height
4.6
Width
2.2
Length
15.1
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
1
Accession No.
1971.77.2
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
PLASTIC;
WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Description
The telegraph has two long (12.2cm) legs that lift the object 2cm high. The top is grooved on all four sides. On the top of the flat surface there are five cylinder like objects on top. One cylinder is not fully screwed down. There are two holes with plastic fillers to protect the inside. The m…
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Manufacturer
A Hearn & Soper
Manufacturer Notes
previously entered as GELLEY,LOU-ALLEN,MARTY
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
TELECOMMUNICATION TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
Canada: Ottawa, Ontario
Period or Date Notes
1901
Description
The telegraph has two long (12.2cm) legs that lift the object 2cm high. The top is grooved on all four sides. On the top of the flat surface there are five cylinder like objects on top. One cylinder is not fully screwed down. There are two holes with plastic fillers to protect the inside. The middle has three bigger flat with grooves on each side of the screws. There are two flat pieces of metal protecting the screws. There is writing in the wood but it is to difficult to see.
Narrative
Heritage Club Project, October 1, 1973 B.V. Stories, Smithers, B.C. See-Moore Printing.
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
PLASTIC;
WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Height
4.6
Width
2.2
Length
15.1
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
1
Accession No.
1971.77.3
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN; WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Description
The bottom is made out of metal. The longer sides are 19cm long. The two end pieces have a hole in the centre of the metal. They are approx. 10cm long. The second layer is made out of wood, it is grooved just like the metal. Two of the sides are 18.5 cm. The two shorter sides are approx. 9.5 c…
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Manufacturer
A Hearn & Soper LImited
Manufacturer Notes
previously entered as Gelley, Lou-Allen, Marty, Ottawa Ontario
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
TELECOMMUNICATION TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
Canada: Ottawa, Ontario
Period or Date Notes
1901
Description
The bottom is made out of metal. The longer sides are 19cm long. The two end pieces have a hole in the centre of the metal. They are approx. 10cm long. The second layer is made out of wood, it is grooved just like the metal. Two of the sides are 18.5 cm. The two shorter sides are approx. 9.5 cm long. On top there are different shaped metal objects. In the middle on top there is a flat piece of metal connected to a hexagon shaped metal with two big holes cut out of it. There is a piece sticking out of the hexagon piece with a place to inset a screw. On one of the sides of the object there is a piece of metal plate screwed to the wood with writing on it. The only writing that is visible is "Ottawa, Ontario". On the side of that is two metal objects with flat heads and round thick bodies. Across from those is a metal object with a flat head, round thick middle with a long stem like body. On the other side of the hexagon there are two metal pieces with holes that come out of the wood. There's two holes drilled into the wood and a metal round thick body on a coiled object. Metal Plate on top reads A HEARN & SOPER LIMITED OTTAWA ONTARIO
Narrative
Heritage Club Project, October 1, 1973 B.V. Stories, Smithers B.C., See-Moore Printing.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN; WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Height
20.5
Width
3
Length
12
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
1
Accession No.
1971.77.4
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN; FABRIC-UNKNOWN; PLASTIC;
Description
An 'automatic' telegraph key with a heavy, rectangular, metal base. The bottom of the base has tripod, stubby feet and two narrow copper strips attached with screws to fittings at the top. JEP is inscribed on the side of the platform. The lever key and fittings on the top are silver-colored metal.…
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Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
TELECOMMUNICATION TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
An 'automatic' telegraph key with a heavy, rectangular, metal base. The bottom of the base has tripod, stubby feet and two narrow copper strips attached with screws to fittings at the top. JEP is inscribed on the side of the platform. The lever key and fittings on the top are silver-colored metal. The key has a black, round, flat knob at one side, the end is a black, triangular piece on the other side. Below and to the side of this is a small lever (on/off switch?) with a cylindrical, red knob at the top. The key, which runs the length of the base is attached to a square metal holder near the font of the base. This square piece has "78" stamped at the bottom center. The key is attached to it with several different fittings. At one side is a short (approx. 60cm) length of tan, cloth-wrapped wire. The wire has a black, cylindrical grip and a pointed copper plug at one end. The other end is divided into three wires which are connected to fittings on the base.
Narrative
From previous card 'Used on the Old Telegraph line at Telegraph Creek', during 1919 - 1954, by Joe Panter. -called a 'Telegraph Bug'.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN; FABRIC-UNKNOWN; PLASTIC;
Inscriptions
JEP
Height
7.4
Width
7.4
Length
20.3
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1979.153.3
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
ANIMAL - LEATHER
FABRIC-FELT;
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
Description
A spur consisting of a long, flat iron brace which is 38 cm long and ends in a U-shaped bottom. At the top of the brace a thick leather strap runs through a metal loop and is closed by a buckle. On the strap is small square pad with a felt backing and two leather loops which are riveted to the fron…
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Other Names
Climbing Spur
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MAINTENANCE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A spur consisting of a long, flat iron brace which is 38 cm long and ends in a U-shaped bottom. At the top of the brace a thick leather strap runs through a metal loop and is closed by a buckle. On the strap is small square pad with a felt backing and two leather loops which are riveted to the front. There is a metal loop on the one side of the U-shaped bottom and a sharp metal point on the other side.
Narrative
ca 1860s
There are a pair of these spurs. The other one is labelled 1991.132.2
History Of Use
Equipment for the construction of telegraph lines for the Dominion Telegraph system.
Material
ANIMAL - LEATHER
FABRIC-FELT;
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
Inscriptions
The back of the brace is stamped with a "4" and there is some indecipherable print near the top.
Length
47
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
1
Accession No.
1991.132.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
ANIMAL - LEATHER
FABRIC-FELT;
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
Description
A spur consisting of a long, flat, iron brace which is 38 cm long and ends in a U-shaped bottom. At the top of the brace a thick leather strap runs through a metal loop and is closed by a buckle. On the strap there is a small square pad with a felt backing and a two leather loops which are riveted …
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Other Names
Climbing Spur
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MAINTENANCE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A spur consisting of a long, flat, iron brace which is 38 cm long and ends in a U-shaped bottom. At the top of the brace a thick leather strap runs through a metal loop and is closed by a buckle. On the strap there is a small square pad with a felt backing and a two leather loops which are riveted to the front. There is a metal loop on the one side of the U-shaped bottom and a sharp metal point on the other side.
Narrative
There are a pair of these spurs. The other one is labelled 1991.132.1
History Of Use
Equipment for the construction of telegraph lines for the Dominion Telegraph system.
Material
ANIMAL - LEATHER
FABRIC-FELT;
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
Inscriptions
The back of the brace is stamped with a "4" and there is some indecipherable print near the top.
Length
47
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
1
Accession No.
1991.132.2
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images

Dominion Government Telegraphs sign

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Description
Wooden sign that reads: "Dominion Government Telegraphs" in black paint, with a wavy line beneath.
Other Names
Wooden sign
Sub-Category
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Period or Date Notes
late 1800s
Description
Wooden sign that reads: "Dominion Government Telegraphs" in black paint, with a wavy line beneath.
Narrative
ca 1890s
History Of Use
Sign from circa 1890s for the Dominion Telegraph system.
Accession No.
1979.154.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Date Range
1925; 1930-1935
Collection
Department of Public Works fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Series pertains to the Department of Public Works overseeing of telegraph services in the Bulkley Valley area, including the Yukon Telegraph Line. Records include inventories, requisitions and work reports.
Collection
Department of Public Works fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Fonds No.
GF1
Series No.
S2
Accession No.
1983.68
1990.169
Physical Description
3.5 cm of textual records
Date Range
1925; 1930-1935
Scope and Content
Series pertains to the Department of Public Works overseeing of telegraph services in the Bulkley Valley area, including the Yukon Telegraph Line. Records include inventories, requisitions and work reports.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Date Range
1925; 1930-1935
Collection
Department of Public Works fonds
Description Level
Sub-series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Series includes inventories, requisitions and work reports written by Charles P Janze, John Jensen and William Blackstock.
Collection
Department of Public Works fonds
Description Level
Sub-series
GMD
textual record
Fonds No.
GF1
Series No.
SS1
Physical Description
3.5 cm of textual records
Date Range
1925; 1930-1935
History / Biographical
As a result of the Klondike Gold Rush, the Yukon Telegraph Line was established to link the rest of Canada with the Yukon. The Line was an overland telegraph operated by the Dominion Government of Canada from 1901 and 1936. Telegraph service previously existed up to Hazelton with the Collin’s Overland Telegraph (1866), which was built by the Western Union Telegraph in hopes of linking Europe and Canada via the Bering Strait and Russia. However, with the Transatlantic Telegraph Line was completed first, construction on the Collin’s Overland Telegraph was halted just north of Hazelton. In 1899 or 1900, the Dominion Government of Canada began construction north of Hazelton (which at the time was undeveloped and remote), using a combination of old Collin’s Overland Telegraph surveys, First Nations trails and the Ashcroft Trail. In 1901 the telegraph began operation, employing one lineman and one operator at each station cabin along the route. There were nine main cabins along the route numbered 1 to 9. Beyond the Ninth Cabin, the stations were named based on nearby geographical features, such as Echo Lake or Iskut River. In between each “home stations” were refuge cabins, referred to by distance from the main cabins in the reports by linemen. Most of the records held by the Archives pertain to the Eighth Cabin, of which Charles Philip Janze maintained the northern lines and John Jensen serviced the southern portions of telegraph line. William Blackstock most likely maintained the Ninth Cabin and its surrounding lines. Unfortunately, in 1936, substantial flooding severely damaged sections of the telegraph line and supporting infrastructure, and with the emergence of new wireless radio technology, the Dominion Government could not justify spending the money for repairs and the Yukon Telegraph Line was permanently shut down.
Scope and Content
Series includes inventories, requisitions and work reports written by Charles P Janze, John Jensen and William Blackstock.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Hazelton Pioneer Museum & Archives, pamphlets

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Date Range
n.d.
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
File contains pamphlets produced by the Hazelton Pioneer Museum & Archives, describing the Collins Russian-American and Yukon telegraph lines and the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual record
Creator
Hazelton Pioneer Museum & Archives
Fonds No.
C1
File No.
File 142
Accession No.
2000.65
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Date Range
n.d.
Custodial History
Items donated to the Archives on July 16, 2000 by Hazelton Pioneer Museum & Archives.
Scope and Content
File contains pamphlets produced by the Hazelton Pioneer Museum & Archives, describing the Collins Russian-American and Yukon telegraph lines and the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Subject Access
Collins Russian-American Telegraph Line
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Yukon Telegraph Line
Type of Record
Archival Description

Telegraph Set: Sounder, Key, and Microvolt Reader

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Description
The set is composed of three firmly attached parts. Sounder: Function currently unknown. Has a black metal bottom, and screwed into the bottom is a brass metal plate. It has various metal parts. Key: attached to the top of the kit. It is made of brass metal and has a lever and a tapper. It still …
Description
The set is composed of three firmly attached parts. Sounder: Function currently unknown. Has a black metal bottom, and screwed into the bottom is a brass metal plate. It has various metal parts. Key: attached to the top of the kit. It is made of brass metal and has a lever and a tapper. It still works. Manufactured by Western Electric. Microvolt Reader: attached to the front of the kit. It is made by Weston Electric Inst. Corp. Model 269. Made of black metal with a white reader that goes from 100 to both sides, with a small black arrow to indicate what volt it is. Manufactured in Newark, New Jersey. Kit has two long, braided wires coming from the base.
Accession No.
2013.27.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

Government Telegraph office with man in front.

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Date Range
Unknown
Collection
P2745-P2747
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
P2745-P2747
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Unknown
Item No.
P2747
Accession No.
991.231.1
Physical Description
Negative
Negative Number
F249
Date Range
Unknown
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images

Log cabin, Yukon Telegraph (from 40 years on the Yukon Telegraph Series)

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Date Range
Unknown
Collection
BVM Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
BVM Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Unknown
Item No.
P2441
Accession No.
984.2.1
Physical Description
Photo - negative - MISSING
Date Range
Unknown
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images

The telegraph office at Tyhee Lake near Telkwa.

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Date Range
Unknown
Collection
BVM Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
BVM Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Unknown
Item No.
P1285
Accession No.
983.13.7
Physical Description
B/W Print: 9 x 11.5
Date Range
Unknown
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images

H. B. Birch telegraph operator north of Hazelton.

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Date Range
Feb. 28, 1936
Collection
BVM Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
BVM Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Unknown
Item No.
P1123
Accession No.
982.17.1
Physical Description
Photo
Date Range
Feb. 28, 1936
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images

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