Camera Workers, 1858-1950

The British Columbia, Alaska and Yukon Photographic Directory, 1858-1950

Barclay, William Green[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22]

Male 1862 - 1938  (75 years)


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  • Name Barclay, William Green 
    • VARIANT NAME: Barclay, William Greene.
    Born 30 Jun 1862  Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [23, 24
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1891  Orford, Kent County, ON Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) ca. 1900-1901  Selkirk Mountains, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [25
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1903-1906  Michel, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1906-1908  Iowalta, AB Find all individuals with events at this location  [27
    • Phillips (1997) lists him in Iowalta, AB, from 1906-1911. [26]
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1910-1914  Nelson, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1913-1916  Sparwood, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Business Address/Year 1921  Rocky Mountain Park, AB Find all individuals with events at this location  [28
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1900?  Ralphton, MB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 191?-1921  Exshaw, AB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1922?-1938  Fruitvale, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 6 Jan 1938  Fruitvale, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [23
    Buried Fruitvale Memorial Cemetery, Fruitvale, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [24
    Person ID I2209  Camera Workers | B, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 13 Aug 2021 

  • Photos
    W.G. Barclay's stamp on the verso of a photo postcard, ca. 1910-1911.
    W.G. Barclay's stamp on the verso of a photo postcard, ca. 1910-1911.
    University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collections, Uno Langmann Family Collection of B.C. Photographs, UL_1638_0053

    Documents
    W.G. Barclay stamp on verso of print.
    W.G. Barclay stamp on verso of print.

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial (itinerant).
    • BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: According to Trail researcher Courtney Palsson, Barclay moved to Fruitvale from Exshaw, AB, in 1921. According to Duncan Barclay, a son, "my father used to hike from Alberta all the way through this country with cameras and equipment taking pictures in logging camps all through Sparwood and places." Barclay's photographs were destroyed in 1939 when his house burned down during a massive forest fire. Marshall (1998) states that he lived in Manitoba.
      He was living and working as photographer in Orford, Kent County, ON, in 1891.
      Marshall (1998: 28) includes a self-portrait.
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: Verso of postcard may be stamped "W.G. Barclay Photographer, Nelson, B.C." Cabinet print surface may be titled and numbered. Rubber stamp on verso of cabinet card (private): " W.G. Barclay, Photographer, Iowalta. - Alta, Canada." Rubber stamp on verso of print mount: "W.G. Barclay, Photographer, Ralphton, Man."
    • FORMATS: Postcards; cabinet cards (private).

  • Sources 
    1. [S138] COLLECTION: BVAUS.
      Postcard

    2. [S720] Census of Canada 1891.
      Province of ON, District no. 61, Sub-district no. 62, Orford, p. 53, line 3

    3. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1903, 1907.
      Michel

    4. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1911.
      Nelson

    5. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1913, 1916.
      Sparwood

    6. [S782] HEN03, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1903).
      Michel: not listed

    7. [S783] HEN04, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1904).
      Michel: not listed

    8. [S785] HEN05, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1905).
      Michel: not listed

    9. [S732] HEN10, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1910).
      Michel, Nelson and New Michel: not listed

    10. [S1034] JEFNELSON13, (Nelson, BC: W.A. Jeffries and Company, 1913?), 47.
      Nelson: Barclay Wm G (Kate) photog h 724 Observatory

    11. [S1033] JEFNELSON14, (Nelson, BC: W.A. Jeffries and Company, 1914?), 48.
      Nelson: Barclay Wm G (Kate) photogr h 724 Observatory

    12. [S1019] JEFNELSON15, (Nelson, BC: W.A. Jeffries and Company, 1915?).
      Nelson: not listed

    13. [S741] WRI21, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1921).
      Fruitvale: not listed

    14. [S742] WRI22, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1922).
      Fruitvale: not listed

    15. [S809] WRI23, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1923), 187.
      Fruitvale: Barclay --- ranching

    16. [S757] WRI24, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1924), 117.
      Fruitvale: Barclay Mrs W I ranching

    17. [S758] WRI25, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1925), 117.
      Fruitvale: Barclay Mrs W I ranching

    18. [S763] WRI30, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1930), 324.
      Fruitvale: Barclay G W ranching

    19. [S773] SUN39, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1939), 96.
      Fruitvale: Barclay W G ranching

    20. [S774] SUN40, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1940).
      Fruitvale: not listed

    21. [S692] Correspondence, David Mattison.
      e-mail, C. Palsson, 18 Apr 1997

    22. [S580] Marshall (1998), Denis Marshall, ed., (Salmon Arm: Okanagan Historical Society, Salmon Arm Branch, 1998).

    23. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1938-09-538470 (microfilm B13161)

    24. [S832] Find a Grave (Web site).
      William Greene Barclay
      URL (accessed 13 Aug 2021): https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/125323282/william-greene-barclay

    25. [S647] Census of Canada 1901.
      Province of BC, District no. 5 Yale-Cariboo, Sub-district no. D, Polling sub-division no. B [2] in Kootenay East [Golden Moberly], p. 8, line 28

    26. [S397] Phillips (1997), Glen C. Phillips, (London, Ont.: Iron Gate Publishing, 1997; 2nd printing, 2002), 19.

    27. [S723] Census of the Northwest Provinces 1906.
      Province of AB, District no. 34 B, p. 13, line 28

    28. [S917] Census of Canada 1921.
      Province of AB, District no. 4 Calgary West, Enumeration sub-district no. 13 in Rocky Mountain Park, p. 37, line 16