Mount Baker, November 26, 1859
... Mount Baker, a short distance south of the international boundary line, showed a spurt of energy. The passengers by the steamer from New Westminster to Victoria, on the 26th November, reported that volcanic peak to be seen in a state of active eruption, "puffing out large volumes of smoke, which upon breaking, rolled down the snow-covered sides of the mountain, forming a pleasing effect of light and shade." ...
Digital version of Alexander Begg's publication
"History of British Columbia From Its Earliest Discovery to the Present Time"
was found at "Google Books" Website (2007).