Series MS-2777 - W.W. Bolton papers

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W.W. Bolton papers

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  • 1894-1896 (Creation)
    Bolton, William, 1859-1946

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10 cm of textual records and 1 microfilm reel [A01682(2)].

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William Bolton was a minister who participated in the first and second Province Exploring Expeditions, 1894 to 1896.

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Records relating to The Province Exploring Expeditions of 1894 and 1896 sponsored by The Province newspaper.

The first expedition, under the Rev. William W. Bolton, explored Vancouver Island from Cape Commerell to Woss Lake in the summer of 1894; the second, which was organized by John William Laing but led by Bolton, explored the area between Woss Lake and Alberni in 1896.

The collection consists of Bolton's pencil journals covering the 1894 expedition (2 vols.); a scrapbook of clippings from The Province of Bolton's journal entries, 1894 and 1896, with introductions and some additional articles; transcripts of The Province articles; and a notebook listing photographs taken and giving barometer, thermometer, and pedometer readings.

Three maps were transferred to the map collection (CM/D130, CM/D173, and CM/A914). Ten watercolours by T.B. Norgate were removed from the scrapbook and transferred to Visual Records, PDP09053 - PDP09062 (after being microfilmed). Photographs were transferred to Visual Records accessions 198208-032 and 198703-003.

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Conservation restriction: Researchers are directed to consult the microfilm A01682(2) for access and copying

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Maps transferred to the Map Division:
CM/A914 The “Province” exploring expedition. Corrected map of [part] in Vancouver Island explored by Jno. W. Laing and W.W. Bolton … (original)
CM/D130 The “Province” exploring expedition [Map of Vancouver Island 1894] (original; colour)
CM/D173 Map of the west boundary of the E&N railway Co’s land grant 1892 [by] William Ralph (copy)

Water colours by T.B. Norgate removed from scrapbook and transferred to Visual Records:
PDP09053 Glacier Creek, Woss Lake
PDP09054 Tahsis Arm, Nootka Sound
PDP09055 Kla-Anch River.
PDP09056 Karmutsen Lake and Mountain
PDP09057 Marble Cañon, Kla-Anch River
PDP09058 Cape CommerellPDP09059
PDP09059 Cape Commerell
PDP09060 A Rapid on the Kla-Anch River
PDP09061 Tahsis Arm, Nootka Sound
PDP09062 Head Of West Arm, Quatsino Sound

Photographs transferred to Visual Records accessions 198208-032 and 198703-003.

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Biographical sketch taken from BCAUL.

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Accession number(s): MS-2777

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