Fonds MS 117;1985.538 - Dr. D.A. Ross fonds

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Dr. D.A. Ross fonds

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CA VERN MS 117;1985.538

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  • 1959-1960 (Creation)
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    Ross, Douglas Alexander

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1 cm of textual records

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(1916-1996)

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Dr.Douglas Alexander Ross was born in 1916 in Vineland Station, Ontario. He was introduced to entomology at an early age as his father was in charge of entomological activities at the Dominion Entomological Laboratory in Vineland. Doug graduated from Ontario Agricultural College in 1939 and recived his doctorate in Entomology from Cornell University in 1949. He moved west with the forestry service to Vernon, B.C. where he joined the Forestry Entomology Laboratory. Doug was placed in charge of the laboratory in 1955. When it closed in 1970, he moved to Victoria to head the detection and assessment functions of the Forest Insect & Disease Survey of B.C. and the Yukon, a position he held until he retired in 1978. Dr. Ross died in Victoria in 1996.

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Fonds consists of the personal records of Dr. Ross from 1959-1960. Includes correspondence regarding his research on Jesuit priests Father Nobili and Father Goetz, as well as the St. Josephs' Mission. Accompanying some of the incoming correspondence are excerpts from journals and diaries which document the Jesuits' work in B.C.

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BCAUL control number: VERN-46

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