Series MS-2927 - Maps and plans

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Maps and plans

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  • cartographic material

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  • [187?] - 1988 (Creation)

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65 cm of cartographic material

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Custodial history

About 250 maps were donated by Gerald Smedley Andrews in 1980. Two boxes of maps were donated by Mary and Kris Andrews in 2016.

Scope and content

The series consists of maps and plans apparently collected by Gerald Smedley Andrews throughout his personal and professional life. The records date from about the 1870's to 1988. The series includes maps or plans relating to tourism and travel; to Andrews' interests in geography, surveying and surveyors; to his work with the Surveys Branch, Air Surveys Division, as Surveyor General and as Director of the Surveys and Mapping Branch, and possibly to his contract work with the Canadian Department of Mines and Technical Surveys. The maps and plans are predominantly of British Columbia but there are also maps and plans of other parts of Canada and the world. The series includes road, highway and street maps; maps by the Cartographic Division of National Geographic Magazine; plans of the Victoria and Lake Districts of Vancouver island (1871-1911); prints of survey maps and plans by F.C. Swannell; Air Division interim series maps of British Columbia; maps (including photogrammetric maps) of glaciers in the arctic; aeronautical charts by the Canadian Dept. of Mines and Technical Surveys; National Topographic Series maps, predominantly of British Columbia, including those by the British Columbia Surveys and Mapping Branch, and the Canadian Army Survey Establishment and other miscellaneous maps and plans.

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Includes published lithographed maps, white prints of subdivision plans and photostats of survey drafts.

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No access restrictions apply.
Conservation restrictions: some items may require conservation prior to use. Staff assistance may be required for large or fragile items.

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Finding aids

Many of the maps donated by Andrews in 1980 have been described at the item level and descriptions are either attached to this series or in the cartographic catalogue in the BC Archives reference room. A partial list of these maps is available in the map accession file for G.S. Andrews in the cartographic accession file cabinet.
A file list for the two boxes of maps donated as part of accession 2016.34 is available:

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Archives code(s): Call numbers and dates in this series are: CM/15002-15055, 15057, 15059-15063, 15065-15111, 15113, 15115-15180, 15183, 15185-15187,15189-15225, 15227-15228, 15230-15234, 15236-15239, 15241-15257, 15259-15260, CM/A1879, CM/B1577, CM/C1062, CM/D180 and CM/C253 c.2. [1884-1972]

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Accession number(s): 2016.34.

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