The Royal Treatment
From the Royal BC Museum
Archivist Frederike Verspoor writes about the bride and groom behind British Columbia’s first marriage license. See a photograph of the original marriage license number one signed by Lieutenant-Governor Trutch here.
Read more about the uniform Iona Campagnolo had specially designed when she became the first female lieutenant-governor of British Columbia.
Curator of History, Dr Lorne Hammond and Textile Conservator, Colleen Wilson write about the strange tale of Lieutenant-Governor Robert McInnes’ uniform. Examine close-up photographs of the uniform during the conservation process at the bottom of the page here.
Curator of Archaeology, Grant Keddie, writes about a First Nations ceremony that took place in 1927 and included then Lieutenant-Governor Robert Bruce.
Where to Begin Your Own Research
Visit BC Archives to search for images of BC’s lieutenant-governors. Watch this helpful instructional video on how to search the BC Archives for items including photographs, textual records, moving images or audio recordings: How-to: BC Archives Collections Search.
If you need additional help from archives staff you can call toll free Monday to Friday, from 10:00am to 4:00pm at 1-888-447-7977. Press ‘0’ for the operator and ask to talk with archives staff. You can also email your questions to:firstname.lastname@example.org
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Learn more about the role of the lieutenant-governor in British Columbia and about Government House in Victoria.
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