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William Law Ogilby fonds
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- textual record
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- multiple media
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- Source of title proper: Title based on contents of the fonds.
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- Ogilby, William Law
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1 v. of textual records and 1 photograph
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Name of creator
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.
Scope and content
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.
The diary is fragile and requires conservation treatment and preservation copying.
Immediate source of acquisition
Donated by Frank Matish, 2005
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Restrictions on access
Conservation restriction: use microfilm copy on reel A00792(5).
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No further accruals are expected.
Archives code(s): 95-0564; A00792(5).
Accession number(s): 95-0564
The diary and photograph have been microfilmed.
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