Fonds PR-2208 - William Law Ogilby fonds

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William Law Ogilby fonds

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  • textual record
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  • microform

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  • Source of title proper: Title based on contents of the fonds.

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  • 1892 (Creation)
    Ogilby, William Law

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1 v. of textual records and 1 photograph

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William Law Ogilby (b. 1872) was employed as a chainman on a survey of part of the western boundary of the Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway Belt on Vancouver Island between 27 Mar and 8 Oct 1892. He homesteaded near Kamloops starting in 1894, and served in both the South African War and World War One.

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The fonds consists of an illustrated diary written in a school exercise book of William Law Ogilby's experience as a chainman on a survey of a portion of the western boundary of the Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway Belt on Vancouver Island. A photograph, presumed to have been taken on the survey, depicts Ogilby and two other men at their camp at an unidentified location.

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The diary is fragile and requires conservation treatment and preservation copying.

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Donated by Frank Matish, 2005


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Conservation restriction: use microfilm copy on reel A00792(5).

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No further accruals are expected.

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Archives code(s): 95-0564; A00792(5).

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Accession number(s): 95-0564


The diary and photograph have been microfilmed.

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  • Box: A00792(5)
  • Box: 950564-0001