D.M. Beach Old & Rare Books Collection [graphic material]

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      D.M. Beach Old & Rare Books Collection
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    United States
    2 albums (129 photographs) and 84 photographs : b&w.
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    Scope and content:
    A collection of views relating to western Canadian surveys between 1871 and 1875, including photographs of the activities of the North American Boundary Commission, 1872-1875, views taken by four Royal Engineers, covering their travels from Fort Garry west to the Rocky Mountains; and an album of photographic prints of scenes in Saskatchewan, the Peace River country, the Rocky Mountains and northern B.C., 1872-1873, all taken by Charles Horetzky, working out of Alexander Henderson's studio in Montreal, Quebec. during the Canadian Pacific Exploration Party and Survey.
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    Biography/Administrative history:
    Horetzky, Charles, 1840-1900: Charles Horetzky (1840-1900), photographer, explorer, civil servant. Born Edinburgh, Scotland on 20 June 1840. Flourished Fort William, 1858 ; Moose Factory, 1864-August 1869 ; Fort Garry, 1869 ; Ottawa, 1869-1871 ; Western Canada, CPR Survey, 1871-1879 ; Ontario, 1883-1900. Early work from Hudson's Bay Co. service at Moose Factory, 1860's. As CPR survey photographer, best known for photographs of Ontario and B.C. First Canadian survey photographer to use dry collodion. Ontario civil servant, 1883-1900. Died in Toronto, Ont. on 30 April 1900. Works located in: Glenbow-Alberta Institute, Calgary, Alta.; Provincial Archives of British Columbia, Victoria, B.C.; Vancouver Public Library, Vancouver, B.C.; Archives of Ontario, Toronto, Ont. Exhibition(s): 1975, Into the Silent Land, PAC Travelling Exhibit (group). 1983, Private Realms of Light, PAC, Ottawa (group).
    Finding aid:
    (Electronic) 10 items are described at the item-level in MINISIS-DAPDCAP. (90 90: Open)

    (Paper) A caption list of all the items in the North American Boundary Commission album is available. There is no item-level listing for the C.P. album. (90 90: Open)

    graphic material (Electronic) Finding aid describes Box A 0060 at the item level. (90 90: Open)

    Additional information:
    Source of title:
    Dealer source.
    Custodial history:
    Acquired by an English dealer from a British source, said by the dealer to be the estate of the Earl of Dufferin and Clandeboye.
    Related material:
    The original negatives for some of the Horetzky prints are located in the Topley Fonds (PIC Acc. No. 1936-270). Prints of the North American Boundary Commission Survey 1872-5 are held in PIC Acc. No. 1958-206, in NPC Acc. No. 1974-066, and in NPC Acc. No. 1975-122.
    Related control no.:
    1973-011 NPC
    Other accession no.:
    1973-011 NPC
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    Credit: Charles Horetzky / D.M. Beach Old & Rare Books Collection / Library and Archives Canada.
    Copyright: Expired.
    Restrictions on use: nil.

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