Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

Item CHL_000474 - Group of men with Kipp & Nowell steam powered threshing machine in front of Nowell barn

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Group of men with Kipp & Nowell steam powered threshing machine in front of Nowell barn

General material designation

  • Graphic material

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

  • Source of title proper: Title is based on content of the photograph

Level of description

Item

Reference code

CA CHL CHL_000474

Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area

Date(s)

  • 1890 - 1920 (Creation)
    Place
    Chilliwack, BC

Physical description area

Physical description

1 photograph print
1 cm photographic records

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Custodial history

Scope and content

Photograph consists of a group portrait of men, horses and steam powered threshing machine, standing in front of the Nowell barn. Man on left in group, standing in front of horses with hands in pockets, possibly Chinese.

Signatures:
"Kipp & Nowell first threshing machine / Nowell barn" is handwritten in pencil on back of copy photograph.

Reuben Nowell was born on November 20, 1829 at Bangor, Maine. He went west to California in the gold rush of 1849, and later came to this area in 1857 to work on the Boundary line at Blaine, Washington. Nowell wintered at Chilliwack at an Indian village in a split cedar house in 1858. In the spring of 1858, Reuben Nowell, together with Tom Hicks, built a log cabin to act as a simple stopping place and hotel for miners traveling through. Everybody packed their own blankets. You could always get a meal. They ran that for about four years. According to his obituary later he followed the Caribou excitement in 1858 up the Fraser River. After a short experience in placer mining, he settled in Chilliwack, being the second or third white man in the valley. Nowell pre-empted District Lot 331, Group 2, 162 acres, November 15, 1867 near Five Corners, adjoining the properties of Isaac Kipp and Jonathan Reece at the present site of Chilliwack.

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

Arrangement

Language of material

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

No reproduction without prior written approval of the Chilliwack Museum and Archives.

Finding aids

Finding aid available at the Chilliwack Museum and Archives.

Associated materials

Related materials

Accruals

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Control area

Description record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules or conventions

Rules for Archival Description

Status

Draft

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

2015/12/04

Language of description

  • English

Script of description

Sources

Digital object metadata

Filename

P474_Nowell_barn.JPG

Media type

Image

Mime-type

image/jpeg

Filesize

142.9 KiB

Uploaded

December 4, 2015 12:36 PM

Digital object (Master) rights area

Digital object (Reference) rights area

Digital object (Thumbnail) rights area

Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related places

Related genres