Fonds PR-2302 - B.C. Salvage Company fonds

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B.C. Salvage Company fonds

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  • [Ca. 1898-1919] (Creation)
    British Columbia Salvage Company

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132 photographs

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The British Columbia Salvage Company was officially created in September 1901 when it was incorporated as company QE 704. The purpose of the company was to undertake the raising and salving of ships on the Pacific coast from Alaska to Guatemala. The company entered voluntary liquidation in 1919 and its assets were acquired by the Pacific Salvage Company.

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Found in J.H. Todd trunk and accessioned in 1984.

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The fonds consists of 132 black and white photographs (26 glass plate negatives and 106 nitrate negatives) showing the marine activities of the British Columbia Salvage Company (later the Pacific Salvage Company) between ca. 1898 and 1919. The photographs show vessels at work, wrecked vessels and salvage operations as well as buildings and camping photographs.

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Archives code(s): 198410-025.

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Accession number(s): 198410-025


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Includes 26 photographs : negatives ; glass and 106 photographs : negatives ; nitrate

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  • Box: 001003-0001
  • Box: 002328-0147