Fonds PR-1427 - Claudet family fonds

The archdeacon's manse, New Westminster. Post Office & Assay Office, New Westminster, B.C. Government bakery at New Westminster New Westminster. Captain Richard Roche. New Westminster waterfront, left half of two parts; see A-01594, HP003718 and A-01595, HP003719. Captain Gasset's residence. Boundary Bay near Point Roberts. Dietz and Nelson express office, New Westminster. Burrard's Inlet, B.C. picnic Victoria in five parts; taken from the Bird Cages; see A-01262, A-02850, G-03665, G-04030, G-04031. Holy Trinity Church in New Westminster. Victoria in five parts; taken from the Bird Cages; see A-01262, A-02850, G-03665, G-04030, G-04031. "Interior of Holy Trinity Church, New Westminster, BC." The British garrison at San Juan Island. The Francis Claudet and Arthur T. Bushby families camping at Burrard Inlet. Captain William Driscoll Gosset. Chawassen Indians, mouth of Fraser River, British Columbia Yale, on the Fraser River American artillery men, San Juan Island. An early view of New Westminster; Royal Engineers' camp on the river. May Day, New Westminster Members of the Chawassen [Tsawwassen] First Nation Victoria in five parts; taken from the Bird Cages; see A-01262, A-02850, G-03665, G-04030, G-04031. New Westminster waterfront with Government House on the left New Westminster. Assembly House, Victoria. Members of the Chawassen [Tsawwassen] First Nation HMS Satellite, deck view. [Francis Claudet and Arthur T. Bushby families camping at Burrard Inlet]
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Claudet family fonds

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  • 1854-1951 (Creation)
    Claudet (family)

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78 cm of textual records, 456 photographs

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Francis George Claudet was born in London in 1837, the son of early daguerreotypist Antoine Claudet. After receiving his education in metallurgy, Claudet moved to New Westminster in 1860 to become a government assayer. He married Frances Fleury in 1863, and remained in New Westminster until 1873. Returning to England, he worked with various chemical and metallurgical firms until his death in 1906. One of Claudet's sons, Frederick George Claudet (1866-1946) was a miner in Australia and British Columbia and another, Henry Hayman Claudet (1874-1954) was the family historian.

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The entirety of the Claudet family material appears to have been brought in to the BC Archives on February 14, 1946, by Henry Hayman Claudet for consideration and disposition. An inventory of the material, presumably created by Willard Ireland, was found in the Francis George Claudet scrapbook [A/E/C57/C57.1]. Not all of the material listed in the inventory is accounted for in the fonds and some many have been returned to the donor or transferred to the Provincial Museum.

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The fonds consists of the notebook of Antoine Claudet pertaining to collodion; university notebooks, correspondence, scrapbook, notebooks and diaries of Francis George Claudet, including reports about coal and silver mining; diaries and correspondence of Frederick George Claudet; family history written by Henry Hayman Claudet; and, diary of Fanny Claudet. Fonds includes photographs of Frederick George Claudet.

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The Old MS textual material was assigned codes based on creator:

A/E/C57/C57 : Francis George Claudet
A/E/C57/C571: Frederick George Claudet
A/E/C57/C572: Frances (Fleury) Claudet
A/E/C57/C573: Antoine Claudet
A/E/C57/C574: Mary Claudet
A/E/C57/C57C: Henry Hayman Claudet

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  • Photographs: Hard copy photograph reference binder with item list.

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Archives code(s): A/E/C57

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Accession number(s): 198201-079; 198201-091; 198308-001; 198308-002

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Claudet family library collection: 81A-53/6

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