Series MS-0392 - Frank Swannell papers

Frank Swannell's surveyors on the boiler of the wreck of the SS Enterprise at Tremblay [Trembleur... "Manson Creek, Omineca, Oct 1913". Boat encampment at Big Bend on the Columbia River; Frank Swannell's notations. Bedaux expedition; Tommy Wilde and the fireless cooker. Bedaux expedition; Sifton Pass and Kachika River Bedaux expedition; loading boats at Fort Grahame. Bedaux expedition; at Pete Toy's bar. Bedaux expedition; at Pete Toy's bar. Bedaux expedition; loading at Fort Graham. Bedaux expedition; lunch below Finlay rapids. S.C. McLean, geological survey Frank Swannell at Morice Mountain geodetic station. Bedaux expedition; pack train on Caribou Summit. Bedaux expedition; loading a raft on Halfway River. Bedaux expedition; members. Bedaux expedition; members Frank Swannell and Al Phipps. Bedaux expedition; abandoning the trailer. Bedaux expedition; Muskwa River. Bedaux Expedition; cook preparing to ride a bucking horse. Bedaux expedition; camp at Fox River. Bedaux expedition; Josephine Daly Bedaux expedition; Josephine and Balourset Halfway River; the Westergaard family. Bedaux expedition; Mademoiselle Chiesa and Bruce Bedaux. Bedaux expedition; Westergaard family at the Westergaard Ranch on Halfway River. Bedaux expedition; Upper Kachika River Bedaux expedition; running Finlay Rapids. Frank Cyril Swannell and Ada Mary Driver on their wedding day. Tetachuk Falls. Frank Swannell survey; Takla Lake. "Fort St. James."
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Frank Swannell papers

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  • 1898-1968 (Creation)

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1.38 m of textual records, 1 microfilm reel : negative ; 35 mm, photographs and maps

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The records include: diaries, field books, scrapbooks and subject files containing notes and correspondence covering Swannell's career as a surveyor in Northern British Columbia, his army service in the First World War in Europe and Russia and his later travels in British Columbia, Europe and Asia. The diaries and field books are profusely illustrated with photos.

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Records presented by L.F. Swannell (son), Victoria, 1975.


Albums transferred to Visual Records accession 198002-017 (89-0932), maps to the Map Division, registration numbers 11507, 14104-14150, and 14281-14287. For a list of negatives placed in the BC Archives see volume 77, file 14. For a list of maps and BC Archives map call numbers see volume 77, file 25.

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Restriction: use microfilm reel A01285(5) instead of volume 65.

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Accession number(s): 75-119; 198002-017 (89-0932)

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