Fonds PR-0803 - Charles Horetzky fonds

River Homathco, from Indian garden opposite the provision depot River Homathco, 12 miles from the sea, looking up Grand Canon, River Homathco looking down Grand Canon, River Homathco, 31.34 miles from Waddington, looking down from gravel bar River Homathco, 31.50 miles from Waddington from station 1663 Cambie's survey of '75, l... River Homathco, 31.50 miles from Waddington from station 1663, Cambie's survey of 1875, look... East branch of River Homathco, 41½ miles from Waddington, looking up from mountain slopes 600 fee... East branch of River Homathco, 53 miles from the sea, looking down WNW (true) East branch of River Homathco, 58 miles from Waddington, green lakelet looking across the valley East branch of River Homathco, looking down, West (true), 61½ miles From Waddington East branch of River Homathco, South end of Lake Tatlayoko at the outlet looking East by North (t... Victoria, from Driard House Victoria, Vancouver Island, from gallery on top of the Driard House River Homathco, 30½ miles from the sea, lower end of grand canon, looking up River Homathco, same as preceding River Homathco grand canon, looking down; 31 miles from the sea River Homathco grand canyon, looking up 31½ miles from the sea Bella Bella, NW coast of B.C. Indian bridge on the Susqua, near forks of Skeena, British Columbia

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Charles Horetzky fonds

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PR-0803

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  • 1871-1875 (Creation)
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    Horetzky, Charles

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2 photograph albums (131 photographs : b&w)

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(1838-1900)

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Charles Horetzky was born on July 20, 1838 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He came to Canada in late 1858 to work for the Hudson's Bay Company as a clerk at Fort William. In 1864 he moved to Moose Factory to take a position as accountant. During his years at Moose Factory, he developed his skills as a photographer.

In 1871, after losing his position with the HBC, he was hired by Sandford Fleming as a photographer for the railway surveys to be conducted through British Columbia and the North-West Territories.

In 1883 he began a career as an engineer with the Ontario Public Works Department in Toronto. He died in Toronto on April 30, 1900.

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The fonds consists of two photograph albums created by Charles Horetzky around 1875.

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Accession number(s): 198604-013, 198904-024

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There are many duplicate photographs between the two albums.

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  • Box: 001214-0001
  • Box: 001090-0001