Prince Albert's Flat
Prince Albert's Flats, located roughly 5 km below Yale, is named after the husband of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.1
Bancroft described the flats as a highly auriferous digging site that could give employment to thousands of miners, allowing each twenty-five feet frontage and five hundred feet depth.2 In this despatch, Douglas offers a more moderate estimate of the flat's gold yield, writing that Prince Albert's Flats will afford profitable employment to hundreds of Miners for years to come.
  • 1. Hubert Howe Bancroft, The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, vol. 32, History of British Columbia 1792-1887 (San Francisco: The History Company, 1887), 464.
  • 2. Ibid.
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Douglas, James

Victoria, Alexandrina

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Yale

The Colonial Despatches Team. Prince Albert's Flat. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. The Colonial Despatches Team. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/prince_albert_flat.html.

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