Series GR-1329 - Geographic Division

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Geographic Division

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Statement of scale (cartographic)

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  • 1915-1959 (Creation)
    British Columbia. Geographic Division

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Originals, 18 cm

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Biographical history

The British Columbia Geographic Division was first established in 1912 as the Geographic Branch, a sub-branch of the Surveys Branch in the Dept. of Lands. The name changed in 1919 to Geographic Division until 1971.

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Records relating to map production, map distribution, personnel and staff salaries. Includes miscellaneous memoranda on resources along the route of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway (1936-1942) and a memorandum by F.C. Green on the Post-War Rehabilitation Council, 1943. This unit also includes three notebooks of G.G. Aitken, Chief Geographer, on map production, survey instructions, accounts, and acreages of streams and rivers in British Columbia.

Maps transferred to Map Division. Photograph transferred to Visual Records Division.

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Transferred from the Research and Toponymy Section, Surveys and Mapping Branch, Ministry of Environment, 1983.


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These records are subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act or other acts and access may be restricted. Please contact the BC Archives to determine the access status of these records.

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Accession number(s): G83-027

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