The British Columbia and Victoria guide and directory for 1863, under the patronage…. By Frederick P Howard, 1863.
Edgar Fawcett, Reminiscences of Old Victoria, (Toronto: William Briggs, 1912).
Victoria illustrated: containing a general description of the province of British Columbia, and a review of the resources, terminal advantages, general industries, and climate of Victoria, the "Queen city" and its tributary country, 1891.
Henry J Morgan, The Canadian men and women of the time: a handbook of Canadian biography (Toronto : W. Briggs, 1898.)
Gosnell's Year Book of British Columbia, 1901, dedication to the Queen on her Jubilee
viHistory: The history of Vancouver Island and Victoria from 1881-1901 is captured here in maps, images and complete databases from the census, directories and assessment roles.
Created and maintained by the Archives Association of British Columbia [AABC]. The list describes the holdings of nearly 200 archival repositories in British Columbia. The BCAUL site includes a searachable data base, which allows researchers to search by repository, by subject, or by creator.
The British Columbia History Portal, launched in 2003 and hosted by the BC Community Networks Association and managed by David Mattison, is the successor to his British Columbia History Internet/Web Site which he edited between 1995 and 2004 on the Victoria Telecommunity Network (Victoria Free-Net Association). Because the BC History Portal does not include all the sites and resources described by the BC History Internet/Web Site, you are encouraged to fully explore and search both sites.
Compiled by David Mattison, reference archivist in the British Columbia Archives, this is the most up to date and most comprehensive meta site for resources relating to the history of British Columbia.
The Homeroom is a social history of British Columbia, focusing on provincial schools (public and independent), colleges and universities. It includes timelines of educational milestones from the 1840s to the 1990s, biographical sketches of teachers and administrators, curriculum material (including audio files of early school radio broadcasts), and an authoritative bibliography of scholarly books and journal articles.
(This was the main language of communication between aboriginal people and immigrants during the Victoria Era. A mixture of the language of the Chinook people of theColumbia River, the Nuu chah nulth people from Vancouver Island, English and French, it served to communicate the necessities of inter-cultural exchange, if not always very accurately.)
In 1851 Census, Victoria listed her occupation as Queen but Albert was listed as head of the household.
Queen Victoria's diary extracts from Coronation 1837, Great Exhibition 1851, Death of Albert Golden and Diamond Jubilee.