Fonds PR-1427 - Claudet family fonds

Nanaimo. Government House, New Westminster. Fort Hope on the Fraser River. Alexandra suspension bridge on the Fraser River near Spuzzum; built 1863. Yale. Mrs. Adamson. First Holy Trinity Church, New Westminster; small log cabin front left is the Rector's resid...

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Claudet family fonds

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  • textual record
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PR-1427

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  • 1854-1951 (Creation)
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    Claudet (family)

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66.5 cm of textual records, 249 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 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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Photographs: Hard copy photograph reference binder with item list.
Textual records: See Old MS card catalogue.

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Archives code(s): A/E/C57; 198308-002.

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Accession number(s): 198308-002

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  • Box: 000907-0001
  • Box: 000343-0061