Fonds PR-2200 - Norman Charles Stewart fonds

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Norman Charles Stewart fonds

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  • 1910-1954, [200-] (Creation)
    Stewart, Norman Charles, 1885-1965

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19 cm of textual records

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Norman Charles Stewart, BCLS, was the Surveyor General of BC between 1947-1950 and worked on a number of important surveys, among them the photo-topographical survey of the BC-Alberta boundary (Interprovincial Boundary Survey) in 1924, the Pacific Great Eastern Railway natural resources survey in 1929, a joint federal-provincial survey, and mapping of Strathcona Park in the late 1930s. The BC Archives holds some surviving records of the 1929 natural resources survey and many records relating to Strathcona Park, BC's first provincial park.

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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.

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Donated by Joan Dakers in 2007.


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Original diaries for 1911, 1912, 1921-1924, 1926, 1934, 1940-1941, 1946, 1948-1951 are held by the family.

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No access restrictions. The Royal BC Museum owns copyright.

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Descriptions of Stewart's participation in various photo-topographical surveys are found in the photo-topographical survey records series description project draft finding aid. Records of the 1929 natural resources survey are held in GR-3084. The original surveyor field books for the first Strathcona Park survey ( 1912-1914 ) are held in GR-1558.

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No further accruals are expected.

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Archives code(s): 95-4219; fonds briefly known as AAAA1370.

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Accession number(s): 95-4219

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13 v. of diaries and 1 v. of a transcript

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