A mariner and explorer who served as purser, doctor and chief officer on a search for Sir John Franklin, W. Parker Snow (1817-1895) wrote a 108-page tract in 1858 that advocated the migration of the British working class to British Columbia. It was one of the first such appeals of its kind.


British Columbia: Emigration and Our Colonies, Considered Practically, Socially and Politically (London: Piper, Stephenson and Spence, 1858).

[BCBW 2003] "Early B.C." "1850-1900"