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Fonds PR-0616 - Hamilton Laing fonds

H.M. Laing and N. Pritcha... Blasting an old stump dur... Hamilton Mack Laing stand... Probing base of stump pri... J.M. McKenzie and Tom Wri... Victoria Harbour. H.M. Laing with pheasants... H.M. Laing and his brothe... Ethel Laing with massive ... Cecil Smith with a dead c... Laing at Chitina River, A... Laing with blue grouse an... R.M. Anderson with white-... Ian McTaggart Cowan with ... Laing with a forty-four p... Laing with dead black bea... C.J. Guiget with porcupin... Laing with fifty-two poun... Laing with a dead bear. Laing with horned owl. Perognathius Laingi. Henry Stevens and Laing i... Lakelet, Vale of Incaneep... John Pritchard packing ou... John Pritchard packing ou... Ruins of sawmill after th... Fruit orchard near Mervil... Ruins of residence after ... Meadow burning after fore... Burned out forest near Me...
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Hamilton Laing fonds

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  • 1870-1982 (Creation)
    Laing, Hamilton Mack, 1883-1982

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6.9 m of textual records, 7904 photographs

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Laing, Hamilton Mack, 1883-1982

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Hamilton Laing was a naturalist, photographer and journalist from Comox, B.C.

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The fonds consists of correspondence, notes and manuscripts of articles and books concerning birds, mammals and plants, and notes and correspondence concerning pioneering in rural Manitoba and Comox, B.C. Personal correspondence includes that with his mother, his wife, and other family members. Fonds includes photographs, miscellaneous tax and financial records, and records relating to house construction.

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Field notes and nature diaries (1900-1982) are in the possession of the Vertebrate Zoology Division, BC Provincial Museum.

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Archives code(s): MS-1900; MS-1309; 98501-15; 98310-1; 98310-2; 199002-002.

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Accession number(s): 198310-0001

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