Fonds PR 109 - Thomas Charles Sorby fonds

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Thomas Charles Sorby fonds

General material designation

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

Level of description


Reference code


Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area


  • 1885-1906 (Creation)
    Sorby, Thomas Charles

Physical description area

Physical description

17 cm of textual records;1 drawing

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator


Biographical history

Thomas Charles Sorby was born at Wakefield, Yorkshire County, England, and studied architecture in London. Sorby emigrated to Canada in 1883 and worked for several years in Montreal and Vancouver. In 1887, he came to Victoria and began to design both residential and commercial buildings. He also worked on plans for the development of Victoria's Inner Harbour and port facilities.

Custodial history

Scope and content

The fonds consists of three scrapbooks of newspaper clippings and one architectural sketch. Scrapbooks document Sorby's work in Victoria, primarily his proposals regarding the development of the Inner Harbour and James Bay Seawalls. Clippings also relate to technological developments, such as fireproof building materials, which influence architectural development. The architectural sketch is a proposed plan of the Parliament Buildings of British Columbia.

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition


Language of material

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Finding aids

Associated materials

Related materials


Alpha-numeric designations

BCAUL control number: CVIC-107

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Control area

Description record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules or conventions


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language of description

Script of description


Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related places

Related genres