The revised edition is almost done. I still have some minor changes to make here and there, especially in the introduction, where a lot of people deserve thanks. The bibliography is just about finished, with this blog serving to provide links to the many online resources. How did anyone ever write history before the Internet?
Next step is to find photos and get permission to use them from sources like the BC Archives. I have a photocopy of an article about the Gibbs family, originally published in the Negro History Bulletin in October 1947; it has some wonderful photos of Gibbs's children as adults, and the only photo of Maria Alexander Gibbs I've ever seen. It will be a challenge to find that one in a usable form.
I'm also planning to write an essay about Mifflin Gibbs for The Tyee, and to excerpt several passages from the book that The Tyee wants to publish before the book comes out.