Fonds 999.98 - James Vanslyk fonds

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James Vanslyk fonds

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CA VAL 999.98

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  • 1942-1961 (Creation)
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    Vanslyk, James

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13 cm of textual records;6 maps;ca. 175 drawings

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James Vanslyk came to the Valemount area of B.C. after World War II and lived in a rough cabin on the Canoe River. He was a prospector and also worked at various mills in the area. He is well-known locally for his artwork, primarily sketches of scenes of the Valemount area.

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The fonds consists of personal and business correspondence relating to Vanslyk's mining and art interests, records of mining claims, army records, reference maps of Valemount and area used by Vanslyk, and Vanslyk's drawings depicting scenes, buildings, industry and prospecting activities in the Canoe River area, the Robson Valley, Valemount and area, and Barkerville and area.

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BCAUL control number: VAL-1667

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