WILSON, Charles




Author Tags: Early B.C., First Nations

One of the earliest government-induced reports on Aboriginals in British Columbia was made by the secretary and transport officer of the British Boundary Commission, Charles Wilson, in association with the survey of the 49th parallel, entitled Report on the Tribes Inhabiting the Country in the Vicinity of the 49th Parallel (Transactions of the Ethnological Society, London: New Series, vol. 4, 1865). He became the subject of a biography by Sir Charles Moore Watson, The Life of Major-General Sir Charles William Wilson, Royal Engineers (London: John Murray, 1909), and his diary about British Columbia was published as Mapping the Frontier: Charles Wilson's Diary of the Survey of the 49th Parallel, 1858-1862 (Toronto: Macmillan, 1970). [See also Aubrey Angelo entry]

BOOKS:

Wilson, Charles. Report on the Tribes Inhabiting the Country in the Vicinity of the 49th Parallel (Transactions of the Ethnological Society, London: New Series, vol. 4, 1865).

Wilson, Charles. Mapping the Frontier: Charles Wilson's Diary of the Survey of the 49th Parallel, 1858-1862. While Secretary of the British Boundary Commission (Toronto: Macmillan, 1970).

ALSO:

Sir Charles Moore Watson. The Life of Major-General Sir Charles William Wilson, Royal Engineers (London: John Murray, 1909).

[BCBW 2004] "Early B.C." "First Nations"