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John T. E. Gowlland fonds

  • PR-1942
  • Fonds
  • 1853-1869 [Microfilmed 196-]

The fonds consists of a microfilmed copy of John T.E. Gowlland's log books for the Ganges and the Plumper, including one completed during a survey of Vancouver Island in 1859-1860.

Gowlland, John T. E.

William Law Ogilby fonds

  • PR-2208
  • Fonds
  • 1892

The fonds consists of an illustrated diary written in a school exercise book of William Law Ogilby's experience as a chainman on a survey of a portion of the western boundary of the Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway Belt on Vancouver Island. A photograph, presumed to have been taken on the survey, depicts Ogilby and two other men at their camp at an unidentified location.

Ogilby, William Law

John Irvine fonds

  • PR-2194
  • Fonds
  • 1894-1910

The fonds consists of three photo albums created by John Irvine between 1894 and 1910. Many of the photographs are of railway survey campsites and features in Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia and California but some of the earlier photographs are city views of buildings in Ottawa, including the Parliament buildings after the fire in February 1897. The albums are uniform in size and appearance: black, pebbled covers with the "Photographs" embossed in gold on the top left front. The pages, which are stiff gray cardboard, are bound with red cord. The albums measure 18 by 30 cm. The mounted prints vary in size and tone from 7 x 12 cm to 19 x 15 cm, and from b&w to sepia. Nearly all of the photographs have a double white line border drawn around them and almost all are captioned in white ink. Several of the photographs are identified with "Yours truly Jno Irvine" and may be portraits of Irvine himself.

Irvine, John, 1868-1911

Alan Thomson fonds

  • PR-0152
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1920

The fonds consists of diaries relating to the Alberta-British Columbia boundary surveys.

Thomson, Alan

Guy Houghton Blanchet fonds

  • PR-1201
  • Fonds
  • 1904-1970

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

Blanchet, Guy Houghton, 1884-1966

Percy E. Barraclough fonds

  • PR-1092
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1920

The fonds consists of photographs of surveying trips to Port Simpson and along the Alaska boundary survey.

Barraclough, Percy E.

Norman Charles Stewart fonds

  • PR-2200
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1954, [200-]

The fonds consists of personal annual diaries or journals kept by Norman Charles Stewart and a transcript created by Joan Dakers. The original diaries are for the years 1910, 1925, 1928, 1930, 1931, 1933, 1939, 1945, 1947, 1952 (2 v.), 1953 and 1954. These records supplement the official surveyor field books he would have maintained as a BC Land Surveyor working for or with the Surveyor General's department. The transcript includes detailed copies and summaries of diaries from 1910 to 1951. Not all the supplemental information in the original diaries was transcribed.

Stewart, Norman Charles, 1885-1965

Frank Cyril Swannell fonds

  • PR-0389
  • Fonds
  • 1811-1968

The fonds consists of diaries, photographs, field books, scrapbooks and files containing notes and correspondence. Fonds includes survey maps of land in Russia, Turkey, France, and British Columbia.

Swannell, Frank Cyril, 1880 - 1969

Henry Fry fonds

  • PR-0924
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1923

The fonds consists of records created by Henry Fry from 1885 to 1911 including diaries, field notes, and an account book relating to surveys carried out on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands and in the Cariboo. The fonds also includes miscellaneous field books created by other surveyors from 1886 to 1923.

Fry, Henry, 1852-1912

Gerald Smedley Andrews fonds

  • PR-1059
  • Fonds
  • [187?] - 2006; 2013

The fonds consists of records generated by Gerald Smedley Andrews in Victoria and other parts of British Columbia and Canada, and overseas, in pursuit of his personal, wartime, professional and volunteer activities from about 1903 to 2005.

These activities include those of teacher; lecturer; researcher; author; historian; geographer; traveler; artist; photographer; genealogist; linguist; surveyor; engineer; forester; expert in aerial survey photography, mapping and photogrammetry and member of numerous amateur and professional associations and organizations.

The fonds consists predominantly of personal records but also includes records from Andrews' positions with the British Columbia government, including Chief Engineer of the Air Surveys Division, and Surveyor General and Director of the Surveys and Mapping Branch. The records cover a wide range of subjects but particularly relate to surveying (including aerial survey photography, mapping and photogrammetry) and surveyors, and the history and geography of British Columbia. The fonds include correspondence, research notes, lists, publications, newspaper articles and clippings, over 14,000 photographs, financial records, legal documents, tax assessments, membership cards, membership directories, nominal rolls, newsletters, minutes, financial reports, by-laws, annual reports, texts of speeches, questionnaires, memoranda, a patent application, invitations, resumes, graphs, diagrams, calculations, manuals, technical information, programmes, essays, manuscript drafts, grant applications, job applications, orders of service, texts of speeches, essays, drawings and other artwork.

The fonds also includes three videotaped cable television interviews with Andrews (1982-1985). a home video interview with Andrews and over 300 maps and plans.

Andrews, Gerald Smedley

Daniel Lawrence McMullan fonds

  • PR-2337
  • Fonds
  • 1928-1946

The fonds consists of three photograph albums created by Donald Lawrence McMullan between 1928 and 1946. The photographs document his work on forest survey teams for both the provincial and federal governments, as well as surveys conducted by logging and railroad companies.

The first two albums contain photographs from several survey jobs, arranged chronologically. They are divided into sections with an introductory page and a cartographic drawing showing where the particular survey took place. The photographs are usually dated with captions and are as follows:
Album 1 (1928-1933)
Amiskwi and Beaverfoot survey, 1928, Forest Service, Dept. of the Interior, Canada
P.G.E. resources survey, 1929, Forest Resources Branch, British Columbia
Preliminary survey of a proposed logging railroad, 1930, Bloedel, Stewart & Welch Ltd. logging company
Elk Forest survey, 1930, British Columbia Forest Service
North Kamloops Survey, 1931, British Columbia Survey Branch
Railway belt survey, 1932, British Columbia Forest Service
Railroad logging operation, 1933, Industrial Timber Mills Ltd.
Album 2 (1934-1939):
Surveys for logging railroads, 1934-1935, UBO Industrial Timber Mills Ltd.
Kettle Forest Survey, 1935, British Columbia Forest Service
E&N Survey, 1936-1937
Harrison Survey, 1939

The third album, created between 1940 and 1946, contains photographs from McMullan's later career and show general forestry activities on Vancouver Island, mainland British Columbia, Yukon and Alaska. Captions and dates are inconsistently applied.

The fonds also includes a copy of McMullan's thesis entitled "The Work of the Surveys Division: British Columbia Forest Service" written in 1932 during McMullan's studies at the University of British Columbia. This thesis is illustrated with five b&w prints and an annotated map. Also included in the fonds is a notice of permanent appointment to the British Columbia civil service dated March 25, 1937 with attached salary schedule and a letter to McMullan dated January 20, 1938 regarding a new classification grading system for Foresters.

McMullan, Daniel Lawrence