"Mr. John Work died at Victoria in the year 1860. He originally spelled his name Wark. He entered service of the Hudson's Bay Company in his early youth crossing to this side early in his career and afterwards remaining continually on the coast in charge at various times of different posts and last of all of Victoria in conjunction with Dr. Tolmie and
Anderson, James Robert. "Notes and Comments on Early Days and Events in British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon" ch.12-14, page 194(A 44). ADD.MSS.1912. BOX 8/18, B.C. Archives.