Series MS-1309 - Hamilton Mack Laing papers

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Hamilton Mack Laing papers

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  • 1900-1982 (Creation)
    Laing, Hamilton Mack, 1883-1982

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Originals, 3.1 m

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Hamilton Laing was a naturalist, photographer and journalist from Comox, B.C.

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Correspondence relating to natural history, correspondence with publishers, with C.J. Guiguet, Allan Brooks, P.A. Taverner, various museums and naturalists, botanists and zoologists. Personal correspondence with Ethel M. Hart Laing, (his wife), Mrs. W.O. Laing (his mother), and other family members. Records relating to house building, property at Comox and Baybrook Nut Ranch. Tax and financial records.

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Received from the BC Provincial Museum, 1982.


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Field notes and nature diaries (1900-1982) are in the possession of the Vertebrate Zoology Division, BC Provincial Museum.

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Photographs transferred to Visual Records accession 198310-1.

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Accession number(s): 198310-0001; 82-072

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