Fonds PR-1619 - Walter Brown Anderson fonds

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Walter Brown Anderson fonds

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  • textual record
  • cartographic material
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  • graphic material

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  • [1901]-1926 (Creation)
    Anderson, Walter Brown, 1872-1963

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4 cm of textual records, 1 v. of cartographic material and 107 photographs

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Walter Brown Anderson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was trained as a marine engineer and served aboard a number of ships. He later lived in Nanaimo, B.C.

Custodial history

Accessions 198009-005 and 198009-006 were acquired from the British Columbia Provincial Museum in July 1980. The donor of the photographs to the BCPM is unknown.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of passport, certificates, notebooks, annotated atlas and correspondence of Walter Brown Anderson. The fonds also includes photographs attributed to Walter Brown Anderson ranging between [1901] to 1926. The photos consist of prints and negatives primarily depicting logging operations in the Kootenay region, views around Golden and the Columbia River, and survey party of the Tesla Lake area. Accession 198009-005 contains copy negatives and no original material. Copies were acquired through donation or made via loan to British Columbia Provincial Museum - see accession files.

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Accession 198009-005 presumed copied by BCPM in 1980 - see accession file.

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  • Conservation restriction: material in cool or cold storage requires special retrieval and handling.

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Copyright of photographs has expired.

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Archives code(s): E/D/An2.9; 198009-005; 198009-006.

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Accession number(s): 198009-005; 198009-006
Undescribed accessions: 198007-001; 198007-021; 198007-022; 198202-047


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Includes 51 b&w prints and 56 b&w negatives.

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  • Box: 000582-0001
  • Box: 002328-0014
  • Box: 002328-0017