Series MS-3175 - Charles Hardy journal

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Charles Hardy journal

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MS-3175

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  • 1862-[195-] (Creation)
    Creator
    Hardy, Charles

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10 cm of textual records

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(1831-1911)

Biographical history

Charles Hardy was born in Ireland in 1831. In his early years he worked as a member of the London Stock Exchange. He married Mary Ann Hardy in 1858 and, shortly thereafter, left England for British Columbia. He worked for a couple of years as a prospector during the Cariboo Gold Rush before returning to England, ca.1864.

On return to England he resumed his position at the Stock Exchange.
The father of four children, Hardy died in 1911 in Barnet, Middlesex, England.

Custodial history

Journal transcript and typescript donated to Archives, 2014.

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The series includes the transcript of an 1862 gold rush-era diary of Charles Hardy. The diary details Hardy’s activities from March 23, 1862 until “after Easter” 1863 traveling to the Cariboo. The diary details travel routes, weather conditions, and living experiences during this time, providing a firsthand account of life during this period. It is understood the original has not survived.

The pen and ink transcript was undertaken by Charles Hardy’s daughter, Florence Hardy in ca.1945 after she immigrated to Canada in the 1930s.

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Accession number: 2015.41

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Computer typescript of the transcript completed in 2013 by donor.

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Photocopy of original pen and ink transcript is available.

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  • Box: 002340-0944