Fonds - B.W. Pearse fonds

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B.W. Pearse fonds

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  • 1859 (Creation)
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    Pearse, Benjamin William

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1 cm of textual records

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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 a field book entitled "Copy of Official Notes: Country Around Nanaimo". It records the surveying expedition of 1859 in the Cedar, Cranberry and Mountain Districts, and includes survey measurements, map sketches, and descriptions of the area, and a journal.

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BCAUL control number: NCAI-94

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