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Surveying central British Columbia : a photojournal of Frank Swannell, 1920-28 /
Jay Sherwood.
imprint
Victoria : Royal BC Museum, c2007.
description
viii, 184 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 27 cm.
ISBN
0772657424, 9780772657428
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imprint
Victoria : Royal BC Museum, c2007.
isbn
0772657424
9780772657428
catalogue key
6675784
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Main Description
Frank Swannell contributed greatly to the shape of British Columbia by surveying and mapping large portions of the province over three decades. He also took thousands of photographs and kept detailed journals of his travels. In his second book on Swannell's adventures, Jay Sherwood presents central BC through the eyes and words of one of BC's most famous surveyors. Swannell photographed First Peoples, settlers, various methods of transportation and the daily life of a surveying crew. Of about 1500 photographs he took between 1920 and 1928, Jay Sherwood has selected the best for this book. Many have historical significance, showing the changes beginning to occur in this largely wilderness region of central BC. Surveying Central British Columbia is based primarily on Swannell's diaries and photographs. It is supplemented by interviews with descendants of some members of Swannell's surveying crew, research and the author's personal visits to several places where Swannell surveyed. It includes database of Swannell's photographs online at the BC Archives.
Long Description
Frank Swannell contributed greatly to the shape of British Columbia by surveying and mapping large portions of the province over three decades. He also took thousands of photographs and kept detailed journals of his travels. In his second book on Swannell's adventures, Jay Sherwood presents central BC through the eyes and words of one of BC's most famous surveyors. Swannell photographed First Peoples, settlers, various methods of transportation and the daily life of a surveying crew. Of about 1500 photographs he took between 1920 and 1928, Jay Sherwood has selected the best for this book. Many have historical significance, showing the changes beginning to occur in this largely wilderness region of central BC. Surveying Central British Columbiais based primarily on Swannell's diaries and photographs. It is supplemented by interviews with descendants of some members of Swannell's surveying crew, research and the author's personal visits to several places where Swannell surveyed. It includes database of Swannell's photographs online at the BC Archives.
Table of Contents
Surveying and World War Ip. 5
1920p. 11
1921p. 35
1922p. 55
1923p. 73
1924p. 95
1925p. 107
1926p. 119
1927p. 133
1928p. 153
Summer 2005 and 2006p. 167
The People of Swannell's Surveysp. 175
Acknowledgementsp. 177
Sources Consultedp. 179
Indexp. 181
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