Fonds PR-1132 - Richard Frederick Britten fonds

Entrance To Straits Of Juan De Fuca. Cape Flattery Lighthouse Ssw. Straits Of Juan De Fuca. Race Rock Lt. House, Vancouver Isd. Esquimalt. San Juan: American Camp. Victoria. Victoria. Plumper Pass. [Sail boats.] New Westminster. Race Rocks, Vancouver Island, "The  Wreck Of The "Nanette". Esquimalt Harbour: HMS Topaz. Chemainus Village. Hms Devastation, Kuper Island. Esquimalt. Colonel Moodie's Farm Near New Westminster, B.C. Mill Watering Place, Esquimalt Harbour. HMS Topaz. Esquimalt Hospital. Achilles, 1864. Esquimalt R.F. Britten

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Richard Frederick Britten fonds

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  • textual record
  • graphic material
  • multiple media

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  • 1863-1894 (Creation)
    Britten, Richard Frederick

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4 cm of textual records, 7 cm of graphic material

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Richard Frederick Britten was a midshipman.

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Purchased from Sotheby's in 1984.

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The fonds consists of a sketchbook (see PDP05430), a photo album, a scrapbook, and a journal (1859-1863). The photograph album primarily contains photos of various sites in Europe as well as naval photographs of ships and crew.

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Accession number(s): 84-036; 198405-002

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  • The photograph album contains 251 b&w prints.
  • The sketchbook contains 74 watercolours, 8 sketches, and 1 photograph.

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  • Box: 913433-0637
  • Box: 000950-0001