The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A rugged-coasted island on the W. of North America; belongs to British Columbia; is separated from it by a strait of the sea; is 278 m. long and 50 to 65 m. of average breadth; is covered with forests, and only partially cultivated; is rich in minerals, and has extensive fisheries.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Vancouver Island'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/v/vancouver-island.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.