Sub-series AAAA0071 - Okanagan Valley survey, 1916

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Okanagan Valley survey, 1916

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  • Source of title proper: Also known as Okanagan survey by McCaw, 1916.
  • Source of title proper: Title based on the contents of the sub-series.

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  • 1916 (Creation)

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ca. 550 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 1916, 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: Long Lake Valley, Beaver Lake, Mission Creek, Coldstream Creek, Okanagan Lake, Vernon, Aberdeen Mountain, Terrace Mountain. 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: 11-42 16 OK This code is made up of four elements: Plate #-Plate box # -Year- Survey. The example listed above would be located as follows: Year: 1916 Survey: Okanagan Valley survey Plate: 11 Plate box: 42 The file list would then be consulted to find the container which contained the 42nd box of plates from McCaw's 1916 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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