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Don Corby fonds

  • CA CMX 02.01
  • Fonds
  • [1945-1948]

The fonds consist primarily of correspondence between Don Corby and Hamilton Mack Laing between the years 1954-1979 and Don Corby and Sidney DEsterre (Dusty) between the years 1945-1947. Fonds include a hunting permit for Hamilton Mack Laing and two photographs of Hamilton Mack Laing.

Corby, Don, 1928-

Mayer family fonds

  • CA CMX 05.10
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1978

The fonds consist of correspondence to Francis James Mayer as well as Richard James Neville Mayers from Hamilton Mack Laing and Wife Ethel Laing. Fonds include photographs taken by Hamilton Mack Laing documenting his and wife Ethels homesteading adventures in Comox and typed unpublished manuscript BayBrook Lifes Greatest Adventure. Fonds include handwritten and typed natural history articles that were published in various outdoor sport magazines. Copies of magazine articles are also include in fonds. Hamilton Mack Laing was a well known wildlife author, photographer and museum collector, and artist, and made his home in Comox on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Born in 1883 in Ontario, Laing grew up on a Manitoba farm, attended art school in New York, and traveled the American west before becoming a school principal, photographer, writer, naturalist, bird collector, and nut farmer during his 99 years. He was well known in hunting and wildlife circles on Vancouver Island.

Mayer (family)

Richard Mackie fonds

  • CA CMX 03.17
  • Fonds
  • [1901-1985]

The fonds consist of extensive research files on Hamilton Mack Laing, used in writing his book Hamilton Mack Laing: Hunter Naturalist. Included are primary research notes, interviews, correspondence, 1st draft of Laing manuscript. The fonds also consist of photographs taken by Hamilton Mack Laing of nature, his naturalist peers and his home in Comox.

Mackie, Richard, 1957-