Fonds 198905-003 - B.W. Pearse fonds

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B.W. Pearse fonds

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CA BCA 198905-003

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  • 1863 (Creation)
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    Pearse, Benjamin William

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51 photographs

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(1832-1902)

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Benjamin William Pearse was Assistant Colonial surveyor for the Hudson's Bay Company, and reported to J.D. Pemberton, Surveyor General of Vancouver Island. He was sent from Victoria to survey the land around the Nanaimo River in 1859. Pearse later became Deputy Land Commissioner to the Vancouver Island Commissioner of Lands and Works.

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The fonds consists of Pearse's photographs of Yale, China Bar, Lytton, Spences Bridge, and Victoria.

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BCAUL control number: BCA-410

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