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Betty Woollard Clarke Fonds

  • WA_2011_041
  • Fonds
  • 1912 - 1945

Photographs donated to the museum by Betty Woollard Clarke from her early years in the Whistler area.

001: Photograph of Grace Woollard and Grace Archibald on the Cheakamus trail, 1912.
002: Photograph of Grace Woollard on the steamship coming to preempt #279 parcel on the east side of Alta Lake. Inscription on verso reads: "Preemptor no 279"
003: Postcard with postmark/cancellation at Alta Lake BC 1 Aug 1917 and another at 6.45 29 Aug 1917 and a cancelled Canada Postage stamp. Postcard addressed to Mrs Charles Woollard. Reads: "Aug 1st, 17, remember how your horse balked at this spot once? Dolly arrived yesterday, hope you enjoy your holiday in the north and will be able to get...[unfortunately the last line has been cut off]." The recto of the postcard shows Cheakamus Canyon, the text on the postcard reads "536 Cheakamus Canyon, near Watson BC, Pacific Great Eastern Rly, Photo by C Bradbury". The sender of the postcard has marked a point on the canyon with an "x" and has written "where we rode, an excellent picture.".
004: Christmas Card with photograph of some lakeside cabins. Text on the front reads: "Alta Lake, "Mt Whistler" McDermott Cabins" and "Merry Christmas". On the verso is written "1928".
005: Photograph of a cabin completely submerged by snow. Inscription on the verso reads: "Snow! The cabin, 1944 / 45".
006: Photograph of Grace Woollard standing on a path cleared of snow. The snow on either side of her reaches above her head. Inscription on the verso reads "Snow as it used to be! Grace Woollard 1944/45"
007: Photograph of the school children and their teacher Betty Woollard (wearing a hat) standing outside the school building in the snow. The inscription on the reverse reads "Alta Lake School, 1937."
008: Photograph of a group of people waiting for the train at Alta Lake station. The inscription on the verso reads "1937, L to R, Bill Bailiff, Mr and Mrs Racey, Ed Droll, Betty Woollard, Larry, Flo and Bob Williamson, (children?)."

Birds of the Alta Lake Region, British Columbia Pamphlet [2 copies]

A booklet entitled "Birds of the Alta Lake Region, British Columbia" by Kenneth Racey. A note states that this booklet was "reprinted from The Auk, Vol. 65, July, 1948". The booklet lists all the birds found in the Alta Lake region in 1948. Each bird is given an English and Latin name and a short description, as well as locations they were seen in the area. Both copies of the booklet have select, but identical, annotations in certain parts correcting information that was wrongly printed.

Documents

Documents donated by the Racey family regarding the RMOW's Heritage Plan, Gondola Area Study, the building of Highway 99, and the procurement and maintenance of their plot of land near Wayside Park on Alta Lake. Donated by Alison Apps (nee Racey).

Mammals of the Alta Lake Region of South-western British Columbia booklet

A booklet entitled "Mammals of the Alta Lake Region of South-western British Columbia" by Kenneth Racey and Ian McTaggart Cowan. The booklet is noted to be "reprinted without change of paging from the report of the Provincial Museum, 1935". Contains a description of the Alta Lake region including weather patterns, vegetation and the surrounding mountains. Provides descriptions of 1-2 paragraphs for each of the 42 mammals present in the Alta Lake region. Also includes five plates of black and white photographs of the landscape in the area.
Pictures are titled as following:
-"Looking south from Mount Overlord, Black Tusk at right, Mount Corrie and Cheakamus Glacier in centre."
-"Looking north from shoulder of Mount Overlord, peak of Overlord and Fitzsimmons Glacier at right, Mount Trorey at left - Hudsonian and Arctic Zones.
-"Nita Lake, altitude 2,100 feet - Canadian Zone coniferous forest".
-"Timber-line in Avalanche (Singing) Pass, looking north; Blackcomb Peak in background across Fitzsimmons Valley."
-"Cheakamus Lake and Glacier."
-"Cheakamus Canyon - Canadian Zone forest, western cedar and western hemlock predominating."
-"Devil's-club in Sitka spruce bottom-land - Canadian Zone."
-"Alta Creek and brushy meadow-land at north end of Alta Lake - brush is willow and red alder."
-"Alta Lake from the west, Wedge Mountain at extreme right."
-"Winter nest of Phenacomys olympicus."
-"Alpine meadow habitat of Phenacomys, Synaptomys, and Microtus richardsoni."