Fonds 03.17 - Richard Mackie fonds

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Richard Mackie fonds

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CA CMX 03.17

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  • [1901-1985] (Creation)
    Mackie, Richard, 1957-

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42 cm of textual records;156 photographs

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Richard Somerset Mackie is a historian/author who holds a doctorate in Canadian History from the University of British Columbia. He has taught at Malaspina University College in Nanaimo, the University of Victoria, North Island College in Campbell River, and the University of Washington (Seattle). Known for his meticulous research, Mackie has written and published extensively on the history of Vancouver Island and British Columbia. He has researched and written extensively on the people and the Comox Valley.

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The files were kept by Richard Somerset Mackie who donated them to Comox Archives and Museum in June 2001.

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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.

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BCAUL control number: CMX-10

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