Fonds PR-0373 - Chauncey Donald Orchard fonds

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Chauncey Donald Orchard fonds

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  • textual record
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  • sound recording
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  • multiple media

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  • 1920-1971 (Creation)
    Orchard, Chauncey Donald, 1893-1973

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4.66 m of textual records and other material

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Chauncey Donald Orchard was Chief Forester of British Columbia from 1941 to 1958. Born in New Brunswick, Orchard moved to British Columbia in 1920 to join the British Columbia Forest Service after graduating from the University of New Brunswick. He served in the Forest Service for almost forty years, including his time as Chief Forester, and became British Columbia's first Deputy Minister of Forests.

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The fonds consists of subject files, letterbooks, diaries, scrapbooks, photographs, maps, an abstract of notes of lectures from a course on forest policy, and administration and miscellaneous notes. The fonds also includes sound recording and transcripts of oral history interviews conducted by Orchard.

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  • File list available for MS-0840.
  • Item-level descriptions of the sound recordings are available on-line.

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No further accruals are expected.

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Archives code(s): MS-0840; MS-1302; MS-1874; 197810-002; Map Reg. No. 11138-11144; T1816; T1847 - T1889.

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Accession number(s): 197810-002; MS-0840; MS-1302; MS-1874; T1816; T1847 - T1889


Sound recording originals may be in cool or cold storage. Contact staff for specific details.

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Includes: 4.66 m of textual records, 439 photographs, 76 audio reels, and 7 maps.

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