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Down the Columbia river by canoe
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- Forde, George Burnet
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1 cm of textual records and 21 photographs
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George Burnet Forde was born in Lillooet on August 23, 1900. He was the son of John Preston Forde, Civil Engineer and Marion Caroline Burnet. Forde worked as an accountant for the BC Government from 1930 to 1965.
He died on April 4, 1972 in Victoria.
Presented by E.R. Vipond (brother-in-law of George Forde), Victoria, 1973.
Scope and content
The file consists of a transcript titled "Down the Columbia river by canoe" by George Burnet Forde, written in 1916. It contains an account of a trip made in September and October 1915 by the 15 year old G.B. Forde who accompanied his father John Preston Forde, a civil engineer with the C.P.R. and assistant Captain F.P. Armstrong. The purpose of the trip was to examine the possibilities of navigation on the Columbia. The party travelled from Robson, B.C., to Beverly, Washington, by canoe and then onwards by train and steamer to Astoria. There are 21 photographs that accompany the transcript.
Immediate source of acquisition
Photographs accompanying the transcript was physically removed to the visual records unit and catalogued as HP059061 to HP059079. They were reunited with the transcript in January 2021. The photographs are not numbered in any kind of order, use the transcript to discern the order.
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Accession number(s): MS-0050
Many of the photographs were reprinted in The Columbia Unveiled by M.J. Lorraine, published in 1924.
See NW979.5 L876.
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- Forde, George Burnet (Subject)