Edna Lander prepared and edited for publication the reminiscences of her farming father, T. Ellis Ladner (1871-1958), whose own father was attracted to British Columbia by the 1858 gold rush. Reviewer Duncan A. Stacey [BC STUDIES, Autumn, 1980] has noted that Delta pioneer T. Ellis Ladner looked with some disdain on "those who arrived on the cushioned seats of railroad trains."


Above the Sand Heads: First Hand Accounts of Pioneering in the Area Which, in 1879, Became the Municipality of Delta, British Columbia. Narrated by T. Ellis Ladner. Cloverdale: D.W. Friesen, 1979.

Mosaic Fragments: From the Memoirs of T. Ellis Ladner (1871-1958). Burnaby: E.G. Ladner, 1980.

[BCBW 2005] "Gold" "Local History" "Agriculture"