Fonds 06.01 - Norma Morton fonds

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Norma Morton fonds

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CA CMX 06.01

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  • 1908-1947 (Creation)
    Morton, Norma

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36 maps and other material

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Norma Morton was born and raised in the Comox Valley. She attended the University of Victoria where she met and married Keith Morton. Norma and Keith were among the first members of the Comox-Strathcona Natural History Society established 1965. Norma worked under noted amateur ornithologist Theed Pearse who wrote Birds of the Early Explorers in the Northern Pacific. Norma Morton collaborated with Elizabeth Brooks on a study of the Trent River Estuary and continues to be an active naturalist in conservation issues, bird counts, botany surveys as well as maintaining and sharing her intimate knowledge of flora and fauna of the Comox Valley.

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Material was donated by Norma Morton to Comox Archives and Museum.

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The fonds contain maps, blueprints and posters. Maps include B.C Department of Lands, mining, sedimentary and volcanic maps, parks, forestry, climatic forest types, pre-emption maps, topographical maps, railway and Provincial Cadastral Surveys.;Blueprints include Courtenay water supply and pipe routes, city of Courtenay and District. Posters include salt water and food chains, common mosses, BC shellfish and Pacific Salmon. Fonds also includes The Theed Pearse Collection. Pearse was a naturalist, ornithologist and author. The Theed Pearse Collection consists of 209 photographs and 417 slides depicting scenery and natural history of Comox Valley as well as travel photos of California and Europe. Collection includes some Pearse family photographs.

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BCAUL control number: CMX-6

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