Vancouver Island Biographies & Business Profiles, c. 1890s

This section features biographical portraits of prominent businessmen and sketches of leading firms and factories in Victoria, Nanaimo and other Vancouver Island communities. The material is drawn from J. B. Kerr's Biographical Dictionary of Well-Known British Columbians (1890) external, R. E. Gosnell's A History of British Columbia (1906) and a promotional booklet entitled Victoria Illustrated (1891). The booklet, which was also published under the title Victoria: The Queen City, is available in a digital format in the University of Victoria Libraries' Digital Collections. It is linked with a selection of items on Victoria's Early History external.

Thanks to Vanessa Claire and Samantha Keller for transcribing these viHistory records.

Name City Source
Albion Iron Works Limited Victoria History of British Columbia
Bate, Mark Nanaimo Biographical Dictionary
Bate, Mark Nanaimo History of British Columbia
Bossi, Carlo Victoria Biographical Dictionary
Bray, Marshall Bidwell Nanaimo Biographical Dictionary
Carne, Frederick, Jnr. Victoria Biographical Dictionary
Carne, Frederick Victoria History of British Columbia
Cowan, Thomas Ladysmith History of British Columbia
Davie, John C. Victoria History of British Columbia
Duff, Hon. Lyman C. Victoria History of British Columbia
Fletcher Brothers Victoria and Nanaimo History of British Columbia
Goodacre, Lawrence Victoria History of British Columbia
Gore, William S. Victoria History of British Columbia
Haslam, Andrew Nanaimo Biographical Dictionary
Hibben, James P. Victoria History of British Columbia
Hunter, Hon. Gordon Victoria History of British Columbia
Kurtz, John Victoria Biographical Dictionary
Leigh, James (and sons) Victoria History of British Columbia
Loewen and Erb, brewers Victoria Victoria Illustrated
Maynard, Richard Victoria History of British Columbia
McIlymol, James Victoria History of British Columbia
McQuade, Louis G. Victoria History of British Columbia
Meston, John Victoria History of British Columbia
Milne, Dr. George L. Victoria History of British Columbia
Morley, Christopher Victoria History of British Columbia
Muirhead, James Victoria History of British Columbia
Munro, Alexander Victoria History of British Columbia
Munsie, William Victoria Biographical Dictionary
Norris, Frederick Victoria History of British Columbia
Norris, George Nanaimo Biographical Dictionary
Northcott, William W. Victoria History of British Columbia
Paterson, James Victoria History of British Columbia
Pemberton, Frederick B. Victoria History of British Columbia
Pimbury, Edwin Nanaimo Biographical Dictionary
Prior, Edward Gawler, M. P. Victoria Biographical Dictionary
Quennell, Edward Nanaimo History of British Columbia
Robins, Samuel Matthew Nanaimo Biographical Dictionary
Ross, Harrie G. Victoria History of British Columbia
Sayward, Joseph A. Victoria History of British Columbia
Sayward, William P. Victoria Biographical Dictionary
Sears, Joseph Victoria Biographical Dictionary
Sehl, Hastie, Erskine Furniture Co. Victoria Victoria Illustrated
Sehl, John J. Victoria History of British Columbia
Shakespeare, Noah Victoria Biographical Dictionary
Shotbolt, Thomas Victoria Biographical Dictionary
Spratt, Charles J. V. Victoria History of British Columbia
Stemler, Lewis Victoria Biographical Dictionary
Teague, John Victoria History of British Columbia
Vernon, Hon. Forbes G. Nanaimo History of British Columbia
Weiler, John Victoria Biographical Dictionary
Yarwood, Edmund M. Nanaimo History of British Columbia
Yates, James S. Victoria History of British Columbia