Fonds PR-0410 - B.W. Pearse family fonds

Fort Victoria Alexandra Bridge (13 miles) Ascent to China Bar Bluff, 22 miles The Government House, New Westminster Wharf Street, Victoria 1863 Nin-cum-shin [Nincumshin] Indians, Thompson River Indian group, Lytton, 57 miles Pack train, Quesnelle River Government Street (West side), 1863 Indians and canoes on beach

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B.W. Pearse family fonds

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PR-0410

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  • 1860-1863 (Creation)
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    Pearse, Benjamin William, 1832-1902
  • [191-?]-1921 (Creation)
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    Pearse, Sarah Jane, 1853-1954

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2 cm of textual records, 47 artworks, 82 photographs, 1 steel printing plate

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Benjamin William Pearse was Assistant Colonial surveyor for the Hudson's Bay Company, and reported to J.D. Pemberton, Surveyor General of Vancouver Island. He was sent from Victoria to survey the land around the Nanaimo River in 1859. Pearse later became Deputy Land Commissioner to the Vancouver Island Commissioner of Lands and Works.

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The fonds consists of the personal records of B.W. Pearse and Sarah Jane Pearse, including photographs and textual records.

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The old MS catalogue contains the following filed under Pearse, many of which are (colonial) government records: C/AB/30.7M; A/E/C86/P312 (part of Crease fonds, MS-2879); B/40/5; E/B/P31; K/L/P31; C/AA/30.7/5; C/AA/30.71/M86; C/AA/30.1/M58; C/AA/30.73J/1; C/AA/30.73/J/2; O/B/V26; M/P31

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Archives code(s): 198905-003.

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Accession number(s): 198905-003; 83-100; 2017.110

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