Fonds PR-1260 - Cecil Meares fonds

Three people and their dogsled. Dogsledding on flat terrain. An orthodox church in the far north. A lighthouse in winter. Hailing a lighthouse from the sea. A large lighthouse on a small rock. A man with five sturdy ponies Six men with three sleds and their sled dogs Greeting card signed by Lieutenant Commander and Mrs. Meares

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Cecil Meares fonds

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  • textual record
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  • microform

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  • 1910-1923 (Creation)
    Meares, Cecil Henry, 1877-1937

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26 cm of textual records, 851 photographs, 1 microfilm reel : negative ; 35 mm

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Cecil Meares was a British military officer and a traveller. He was later a resident of Victoria, B.C.

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The fonds consists of letters (1910-1913) relating to the British Antarctic Expedition and to service (1921-1922) with the British mission in Japan, a manuscript, and photographs of Cecil Meares. [Also available on microfilm, A00747]

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On microfilm reel A00747.

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Archives code(s): MS-0455

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Accession number(s): 76-112; 197901-110

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  • Box: A00747