Series MS-0392 - Frank Swannell papers

Diary and folder of loose diary pages and correspondence removed from diary Diary and folder of loose diary pages and correspondence removed from diary Diary and folder of loose diary pages and correspondence removed from diary Diary Diary and folder of loose diary pages and correspondence removed from diary Contour map sketch made by Frank Swannell, including Duncan Lake and Thutade Lake Phipps, Arthur, Swannell, Little Qualicum River Skookum Davidson, Skookum's cabin Two men and a three dog sled, Swannell survey Woman and First Nations mask First Nations family group Norman Thompson, chainman 1910-11, Frank Swannell on the left A. O'Meara, Alex Prince, Isidore, Frank Swannell at centre; fourth man unidentified George Korsuin, Bill Blackman in Valemount, women unidentified Earl Faulkner, prospector, Frank Swannell on the right Matyaz, Laurence Dickinson, Tatchi Chief Basil; Fort St. James F. Swannell, Tommy Wilde, Bruce Bococh, Ernie Petersen, Bob White, Bill Blackman Frank Swannell at Ernie Petersen's; Tommy Wilde's horse Log bridge, Halfway River "Manson Creek, Omineca, Oct 1913". "Landing freight, Fort St. James, Aug 1909" "Cleaning salmon, Stuart Lake, Aug 1909." Tatelkuz Creek camp. Mount Selwyn and Hole-in-the-Wall. Tanya Lake, Squiness Meadows. Dean River Falls. Tsinkut Falls. Boling Bay, Babine Lake West landing, Takla Lake; Manson Creek Trail ferry. West landing, Takla Lake; Manson Creek Trail ferry.
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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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