Kerr (1890) - Biographical dictionary of well-known British Columbians
Kerr, John Blaine. Biographical dictionary of well-known British Columbians: with a historical sketch (Vancouver : Kerr & Begg, 1890.)
This book is a description of then contemporary figures in British Columbia. It is available online through Canadiana.org.
A few of the people listed in the book are:
- Francis Patrick Armstrong - member of Major Rogers' first trip to the Columbia. Took up land there and freighted by row boat on Columbia Lakes.
- Francis Jones Barnard - founder of the Barnard Express stage coaches
- Sir Matthew Baillie Begbie - judge
- Albert James Hill - Canadian government engineer - worked on contract from Yale to Sumas between January 1880 to 1882.
- John Lcahy - member of a survey crew in the north thompson sometime 1871 - 1873
- Redgrave - commissary until 1884 for Onderdonk\
- John Robson - member of BC government - appointed paymaster and commissary for the western CPR surveys (spr 1875 to 1879)
- Temple Frederick Sinclair - railroad contractor - tunnels and entire Shuswap section
- Seth Thorne Tilley - Government commissary between Port Moody and Kamloops and also under Onderdonk
- John Trutch - surveyor/explorer
- Sir Joseph William Trutch - Cariboo Road builder, Alexandra Bridge builder/owner, member of BC Government, BC's first Lieutenant Governor
- Simon John Tunstall - doctor under Onderdonk for Savona to Craigellachie.
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