Series MS-2968 - Photographs

Harewood mine south of Nanaimo. Nanaimo. Newcastle Mine On Newcastle Island Nanaimo. SS America Taking On Coal At Departure Bay SS Maude Taking On Coal At Vancouver Coal, Nanaimo Wellington Mine Sorting coal by miners of the Wellington Coal Company, near Ladysmith. Wellington Coal Company near Ladysmith.

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  • [1875]-1960 (Creation)

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Ca. 1441 photographs and 5 cm of textual material

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The series consists of photographs created or received by Alexander Buckham with dates ranging between 1875 and 1960 pertaining primarily to Vancouver Island and the southern interior of BC. The photographs consist of prints, negatives, postcards and slides, whose contents correspond to the three series of the fonds: Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Limited papers; Alexander Fraser Buckham official papers; and Alexander Fraser Buckham personal papers. The photographs were not arranged according to these series. The series also includes a few original lists of the photographs and negatives.

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Accession 197902-014 acquired from Mr and Mrs A. F. Buckham in 1975. Accession 198303-039 acquired from Mrs A. F. Buckham in 1973.


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Copyright of photographs taken prior to Jan. 1, 1949 has expired.

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Accession number(s): 197902-014; 198303-039


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Includes 981 b&w prints, 432 b&w negatives, 10 b&w glass lantern slides, 17 postcards, 1 col. 35mm slide, and 52 pages of textual material.

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