Fonds PR-1201 - Guy Houghton Blanchet fonds

Unidentified sailboat in a small cove. Unidentified sailing ship. An unidentified couple on a boat. The Egouchie River, looking downstream from an altitude of 8,300 feet. Guy Houghton Blanchet in the north. Helping dog teams across a river. Man with dead deer. McGill University; Guy Houghton Blanchet, graduating Guy Houghton Blanchet. Guy Houghton Blanchet. Guy Houghton Blanchet at the tiller of a small boat. Two men after a day fishing Group of surveyors in the northern prairies; Guy Houghton Blanchet fourth from the right, wearing... Clearing a sight line for surveying. Homby on Great Slave Lake, after a starving winter. Guy Houghton Blanchet on the left; other man unidentified. Guy Houghton Blanchet using a wireless radio in the bush. "Hornby's favourite picture of himself." Unidentified location.

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Guy Houghton Blanchet fonds

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  • 1904-1970 (Creation)
    Blanchet, Guy Houghton, 1884-1966

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1.7 m of textual records, photographs

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Guy Houghton Blanchet was a surveyor in the Northwest Territories. He worked to locate routes for pipeline companies.

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The fonds consists of correspondence, journals, drafts of his "Search in the North", as well as an autobiography, short stories, poetry and photographs.

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Archives code(s): MS-0498.

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Accession number(s): 197901-004

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