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Additional observations on glaciers in British Columbia

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Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Author
Vaux, George
Call Number
03.4 V46ad Pam
Author
Vaux, George
Responsibility
by George and William S. Vaux, Jr
Physical Description
p.501-511
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Subjects
Asulkan Glacier
Illecillewaet Glacier
Victoria Glacier
Notes
From Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, December 1899
Accession Number
1118
Call Number
03.4 V46ad Pam
Collection
Archives Library
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Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Published Date
1888
Author
Murray, William Henry Harrison
Publisher
Boston : Cuples and Hurd
Call Number
02.5 M96
Author
Murray, William Henry Harrison
Publisher
Boston : Cuples and Hurd
Published Date
1888
Physical Description
338p. : ill., ports
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Subjects
Banff
Illecillewaet Glacier
Accession Number
400
Call Number
02.5 M96
Collection
Archives Library
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Fresh fields for adventure

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/catalogue8274
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Call Number
02.6 C33 Pam
Responsibility
[signed] E.I
Physical Description
p.A1-A4 : ill
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Subjects
Canadian Pacific Railway
Illecillewaet Glacier
Louise, Lake
Notes
From [Century, 1896]
Accession Number
19000
Call Number
02.6 C33 Pam
Collection
Archives Library
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Glacial studies in the Canadian Rockies and Selkirks (Smithsonian expedition, season of 1904.) preliminary report

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/catalogue15218
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Published Date
1905
Author
Sherzer, William Hittell
Publisher
Washington : Smithsonian Institution
Call Number
03.4 Sh5g Pam
Author
Sherzer, William Hittell
Publisher
Washington : Smithsonian Institution
Published Date
1905
Physical Description
44 pages, illustrations
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Subjects
Deville Glacier
Illecillewaet Glacier
Lefroy Glacier
Mitre Glacier
Selkirk Mountains
Victoria Glacier
Wapta Glacier
Wenkchemna Glacier
Yoho Glacier
Accession Number
7913
Call Number
03.4 Sh5g Pam
Collection
Archives Library
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Glacier Park B.C. . -- 1957-1962

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Part Of
Bruno Engler fonds
Scope & Content
Army artillery group; snow research group; building of Abbot Observatory; Illecillewaet Glacier; Mount Tupper Hermit Hut and A.O. Wheeler hut; snowshed construction for Trans-Canada Highway; Nakimu Caves.
Reference Code
V190 / II.A.vii. - 3
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Bruno Engler fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
II.A. Main file: Alphabetical files
Reference Code
V190 / II.A.vii. - 3
Physical Description
ca.147 negatives: 9.5 x 12 cm. or smaller
Scope & Content
Army artillery group; snow research group; building of Abbot Observatory; Illecillewaet Glacier; Mount Tupper Hermit Hut and A.O. Wheeler hut; snowshed construction for Trans-Canada Highway; Nakimu Caves.
Subject Access
Alpine Club of Canada - Huts
Avalanches
Canada. Department of National Defence
Glacier National Park
Illecillewaet Glacier
Nakimu Caves
Trans-Canada Highway
Access Restrictions
Access by appointment only
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Glaciers and moving waters

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/catalogue7121
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Published Date
1948
Author
Dowler, Hobart A
Call Number
03.4 D75 Pam
Author
Dowler, Hobart A
Published Date
1948
Physical Description
8p
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Subjects
Illecillewaet Glacier
Accession Number
23500
Call Number
03.4 D75 Pam
Collection
Archives Library
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Glaciers in the Canadian Rockies and Selkirks

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/catalogue14166
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Published Date
1907
Author
Sherzer, William Hittell
Publisher
Washington : Smithsonian Institution
Call Number
03.4 Sh3g Pam
Author
Sherzer, William Hittell
Responsibility
William Hittell Sherzer, PH.D.
Publisher
Washington : Smithsonian Institution
Published Date
1907
Physical Description
496 pp. ill.
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Subjects
Victoria Glacier
Wapta Icefield
Illecillewaet Glacier
Asulkan Glacier
Notes
Smithsonian Expedition of 1904 preliminary report
Accession Number
7830
Call Number
03.4 Sh3g Pam
Collection
Archives Library
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The Great Glacier and its house : the story of the first center of alpinism in North America, 1885-1925

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Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Published Date
1982
Author
Putnam, William Lowell
Publisher
New York : American Alpine Club
Call Number
01.4 P98
Author
Putnam, William Lowell
Publisher
New York : American Alpine Club
Published Date
1982
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Subjects
Glacier House
Illecillewaet Glacier
Selkirk Mountains
Call Number
01.4 P98
Collection
Archives Library
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The Great Glacier and its house : the story of the first center of alpinism in North America, 1885-1925

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/catalogue20180
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Published Date
1982
Author
Putnam, William Lowell
Publisher
New York : American Alpine Club
Call Number
01.4 P98t reference
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Author
Putnam, William Lowell
Responsibility
Willaim Lowell Putnam
Publisher
New York : American Alpine Club
Published Date
1982
Physical Description
23 pages : illustrations, portraits, map
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Subjects
Glacier House
Illecillewaet Glacier
Selkirk Mountains
Railway routes
Railway stations
Railways
Tourism
Mountaineering
American Alpine Club
History
Abstract
he hotel is gone and the passenger trains, now rarely on time, go by only once daily. The Great Glacier has all but vanished. The motor traffic on the fast, modern highway sweeps past in ignorance that this deep, half-forgotten, Illecillewaet valley of the Selkirk Mountains, with its dark forests and glittering summits, was the cradle of professional North American mountaineering and, for several decades, the principal Canadian attraction for climbers from three continents. Surely the time has long since passed for someone to tell the story of the early days when geologists, scientists, alpinists, guides, tourists and more than a few of our continent’s empire builders stopped in Glacier, British Columbia to explore, study, climb, earn a modest living, admire the scenery or just rest from their labors. It is most appropriate that William L. Putnam, one of America’s outstanding experts on the Selkirks, should have undertaken the task of writing a history of the area. It is even more appropriate that this history should have been published by The American Alpine Club, whose first president, Professor Charles E. Fay, spent many sunny days over several seasons scaling the region’s unclimbed summits and, as we learn from the text, many rainy weeks in the Old Glacier House where at idle moments he amused himself by analyzing the comments in the hotel’s guest register. The author has labored hard and gone to great lengths to obtain original source material and to check facts. As might be expected, his story begins with the construction of the Canadian Pacific track through Roger’s Pass; without it, the central Selkirks and the outstanding Matterhorn-like crest of Mount Sir Donald would no doubt still be little known and less visited. The absence of dining cars on the early transcontinental express trains, plus the superb view of what was then the awesome Illecillewaet Glacier, led to the building of a small restaurant-hotel by the track some five miles west of the pass. In time that hotel grew to become the Canadian Pacific’s western show-piece. Tourists, scientists, mountaineers and guides arrived in growing numbers. The peaks were measured and climbed, trails were built, caves explored and an electric generator was constructed to light the premises. A pet bear was even provided on the grounds for the entertainment of guests. Then, slowly, the Great Glacier retreated, the railroad was modernized and rerouted through a five-mile tunnel some distance from the hotel, tourists and climbers alike went off to war on the battlefields of France, and the Canadian Pacific shifted its emphasis to its latter-day attraction at Lake Louise in the nearby Rockies. The old hotel was closed, then torn down, and the valley and its glacier almost forgotten. Such is the skeleton of Putnam’s story. But it is far more. Putnam has labored industriously. He has unearthed, and quoted at length, the original on-the-spot observations of the early visitors in the decades between 1890 and 1920. He has recovered ancient photographs, many excellent, to illustrate the stories and anecdotes he recounts. Thanks to his labor of love, those of us who are familiar only with modern mountaineering now have the opportunity to learn what climbing was like in the good old days around the turn of the century. Despite its deceptive scrapbook style, the work is scholarly. It is also highly nostalgic. The author is at his best with the history of the early climbing. One wishes he had personally said more and quoted less—but, then, many of the quotations are memorable. He might also have omitted, or at least modified, the chapter on distant Mount Sir Sandford, for its story, while essential in any broad account of Selkirk climbing, belongs elsewhere and shifts the focus away from the House and the Glacier at the very moment when the reader has become engrossed in both. But these, however, are minor flaws, overshadowed by good research, an entertaining style, excellent history and magnificent illustrations. Samuel H. Goodhue (from American Alpine Club)
Contents
Introduction
The Railroad Track
The House
The Tourists
First Climbers
Men of Science
Alpina Americana
Britannic Majesty
Canadians at Last
Some of the Best
The Last Big Mountain
The Rest is Silence
Appendices
A: The Guides
B: Place Names in the Central Selkirks
Bibliography
Index
Notes
Signed by author - addressed to Hans Gmoser
ISBN
0930410130
Accession Number
AC637
Call Number
01.4 P98t reference
Collection
Archives Library
URL Notes
Link to book review on American Alpine Club website
Websites
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The Great Glacier of the Illicilliwaet [sic]

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Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Author
Vaux, George
Call Number
03.4 V46i
Author
Vaux, George
Responsibility
by George and William S. Vaux, Jr
Physical Description
p.155-196
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Subjects
Illecillewaet Glacier
Notes
From Appalachia, vol.IX, no.2, March 1900
Accession Number
413
668
Call Number
03.4 V46i
Collection
Archives Library
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