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A.E. Pickford fonds















































































































Series 1 Museum and ethnobotanical research. — [ca. 1935]-1950. — Consists of material compiled and written by A.E. Pickford for a series of school displays and accompanying lectures at the Provincial Museum (later called the Royal British Columbia Museum) in Victoria. Also consists of his manuscripts for “Indian Vegetable Foods”, and other records related to his field of study and his work for the museum.
M-3692-1 The Haida. — [ca. 1944]. — Consists of a series of school displays and accompanying lectures prepared by Pickford for the Museum.
M-3692-2 The Tsimshian tribes of the Nass and Skeina Rivers. — 1944. — Consists of a series of school displays and accompanying lectures prepared by Pickford for the Provincial Museum in Victoria.
M-3692-3 The Nootkan tribes of the west coast of Vancouver Island. � 1945. — Consists of a series of school displays and accompanying lectures prepared by Pickford for the Provincial Museum in Victoria.
M-3692-4 The Sekani Indians of the Finlay and Parsnip Rivers of the northern interior. -1945. — Consists of a series of school displays and accompanying lectures prepared by Pickford for the Provincial Museum in Victoria.
M-3692-5 The Salishan tribes of the central plateau in British Columbia. — 1944, 1947
M-3692-6 The Kootenay (not complete)
M-3692-7 The Kwakuitl branch of the Wakashan. — 1950
M-3692-8 Indian Vegetable Foods, parts 1 and 2. — Re bulbs, shoots and roots.
M-3692-9 Indian Vegetable Foods, parts 3 and 4. — Re berries, grain, tobacco and drinks.
M-3692-10 Indian Vegetable Foods, part 5. — Food plants used by the natives [First Nations] of British Columbia.
M-3692-11 Salishan tribes – Interior
M-3692-12 Salishan tribes – Coastal
M-3692-13 Indian [First Nations] design (special reference to native art of the Pacific northwest
M-3692-14 Haida argillite
M-3692-15 Ethnobotany notes
M-3692-16 Transculturation study. — 1948-1949
M-3692-17 Notes and correspondence re transculturation study including returns from Indian Agencies.
M-3692-18 Lecture on Indian arts and crafts. — September 1947 View now.
M-3692-19 Medicinal plants use by the natives of British Columbia. — [1940s]. — Includes bibliography.
M-3692-20 Archaeological excavation. — 1948. — Consists of a memo prepared for the Victoria Natural History Society.
M-3692-21 Native Tribes – Revision. — 1948-1949. — Includes correspondence between Alice Ravenhill and Pickford re revisions.
M-3692-22 Arts and Crafts of the Indians of British Columbia by Alice Ravenhill.
M-3692-23 British Columbia Arts and Welfare Society. — 1944-1948. — Consists of the constitution, annual reports, and conference proceedings.
M-3692-24 Archaeology. — 1928-1947. — Consists of scrapbooks of newspaper clippings re general archaeology sites.
M-3692-25 Photographs. — n.d. — Haida, Salish, etc. artifacts.
M-3692-26 Sketch books. — n.d.
M-3692-27 Lectures. — n.d. — Re Coastal Indians. Includes sketches and photographs.
M-3692-28 Lectures. — 1945. — Prepared for Indian Studies course, Public Schools of British Columbia.
M-3692-29 Lectures. — n.d. — Includes correspondence course lectures on art; Indian Enquiry Commmittee clippings.
M-3692-30 Notes and articles. — Notes, including article on Penelakut Village, Kuper Island; sketches.
M-3689 Letter from James Teit to F. Kermode re picture writing in British Columbia. — 1917. — Refers to Shuswap and Kootenay tribes of the interior of BC.

Series 2 Photographs. — 1862-1929

Some of these photographs have been scanned. View now.
PA-788 British Columbia First Nations. — 1910-1929 and n.d. — 4 photographs. — Consists of views of a D’Sonoqua (Wild Woman of the Woods), Kitwankool totem poles (1910), First Nations man from Tofino in ceremonial dress (1929), and First Nations women and children preparing food with salmon drying overhead.
PD-63 Types of Alaska Natives. — 1905. — 1 album (17 photographs). — Consists of views of Inuit, Tlingit, potlatch, basket weavers, Chilkat, Auk, and Takon. The title has been annotated with “and other Natives” by Pickford, as it includes British Columbia First Nations as well.
NA-1141 British Columbia First Nations. — 1862-1929. — 19 photographs. — Consists of views primarily of totem poles at Massett, Campbell River and Kitwancool. Includes views of Kootenay people, tipis and canoe.