Pacific Coast Business Directory

British Columbia Nanaimo Vancouver District

Nanaimo, Vancouver District, P O, is a beautiful little seaport town about 80 miles north of Victoria, and contains a population of about 500 inhabitants.

This is the only place in the colony wherein coal has been profitably mined. The Vancouver Coal Mining Company's" works are the only source from which the town derives its support. Large quantities of this coal are annually exported to San Francisco and elsewhere, at which place a ready market is always obtainable.

The extent of land existing in the neighborhood adapted for agricultural purposes is very limited. A weekly line of steamers plies between it and Victoria. One newspaper, the Nanaimo Free Press, is published semiweekly.

Akenhead Walter & Son, butchers
Allen William, tailor

Baker George, butcher
Brown James, tailor
Brunton C, hotel
Bryden John, justice of the peace
Bulkely Thomas A, justice of the peace

Campbell M, tailor
Cluness -, physician

Dunsmuir, Biggie k Co, proprietors Wellington Coal Mine

Earles William, furniture
Egerton F W, justice of the peace

Fenny A M, carpenter and builder

Gibson M, milliner
Gordon D. W, carpenter and builder
Gough Edwin, hotel

Hall J Bev, clergyman (Wesleyan)
Harvey James, postmaster, agent Dominion Savings Bank, insurance agent, and general merchandise
Hirst John, general merchandise
Hogan David, butcher
Holden John, blacksmith
Hosie William, painter, and paper hanger

Jerome A., Dawson, hotel
Jones William McNaughton, physician

Landale John J, civil engineer
Levi S D, general merchandise

Mason George Rev, clergyman (Episc)
Mayer Alexander, general merchandise
McInnis _____, physician
Murphy Thomas G, tailor

Nightingate Richard, builder
Norris George, proprietor Nanaimo Free Press

Page & Galbraith, painters, and paper hangers
Parkin William, groceries
Peck Thomas E, hotel

Raybold ____ Mrs, milliner
Robertson & Co, lumber manufacturers

Satiston James McK, hotel
Siddall _____, dentist
Spalding W R, stipendiary magistrate
Smith Thomas, boots and shoes
Smith & Galbraith, brewers

Vancouver Coal Co (limited)
Walmsley Charles, drugs and medicines
Webb Joseph, hotel
Webb William E, bakery
Wilson Walter, stoves, and tinware
Wren John, boots and shoes

York & Quennell, butchers

Pacific Coast Business Directory | British Columbia Index

Source: Pacific Coast Business Directory for 1876-78, Compiled by Henry G. Langley, San Francisco, 1875.

 

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