Sub-series AAAA0070 - Okanagan Valley survey, 1915

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Okanagan Valley survey, 1915

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  • Source of title proper: Also known as Okanagan survey by McCaw, 1915.
  • Source of title proper: Title based on the contents of the sub-series.

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  • 1915 (Creation)

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ca. 375 photographs

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The sub-series consists of glass plate photographic negatives created by a topographical surveying party headed by R.D. McCaw, B.C.L.S. in 1915, working on behalf of the Surveys Branch of the Department of Lands. The sub-series may include photographs of and/or taken from the following locations: Kelowna, Knox Mountain, Dilworth Mountain, Kettle Valley, Okanagan Mountain, Little White Mountain, Canyon Creek, Mission Creek, Rich Creek. The items are arranged based on the creator's numbering of the plates (plate number - original plate box number).

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Arrangement of items is according to the creator's original numbering. An example of the individual plate codes: OK 15 11-3C This code is made up of four elements: Survey Year Plate # Plate Box. The example listed above would be located as follows: Survey: Okanagan Valley survey Year: 1915 Plate #: 11 Plate box: 3C The file list would then be consulted to find the container which contained the 3rd box of plates from R.D. McCaw's 1915 survey.

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Selected items are available in electronic form.

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No access restrictions. Conservation restriction: when available, use digital copy. Copyright belongs to the Government of British Columbia.

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File list available. Selected items, and item descriptions, are available on the BC Archives visual records database.

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