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Martha Douglas

Martha Douglas Miss Martha Douglas, ca. 1870. BC Archives G-09193

Martha Douglas Harris (1854-1922) was the youngest daughter of Sir James Douglas, first governor of British Columbia. In 1878, Martha married Dennis Harris, who came west as a land surveyor during the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway and later established himself as an engineer businessman in Victoria.

This journal, kept by Martha Douglas from 1872-1873, covers her trip from her home in Victoria, through the United States and to England and continental Europe.


Find these records in the BC Archives

BC Archives MS-0678, Sir James Douglas records, Box 1, Files 6, 1872-1873