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Fonds AM955 - Alexander Lambie fonds

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Alexander Lambie fonds

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AM955

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  • 1905-1944 (Creation)
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    Lambie, Alexander

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  • 0.06 m of textual records
  • 78 photographs
  • 17 drawings

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(1870-1945)

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Alexander Lambie emigrated to Canada from Scotland in 1903, arriving in Vancouver in the spring of the following year. In the spring of 1905, he joined the Alaska Boundary Survey Party headed by George White-Fraser. "One More River: Being a Record of a Cheechacko's Summer in Alaska and Northern B.C." is based on his experiences as a member of the surveying team. He also published fiction for adults and children, including: "A Stranger in Our Midst" (1934), "When Polly Went Away" (1917) and "The Lady of Lodore" (1928).

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Fonds consists of photographs, correspondence and a manuscript copy of "One More River: Being a Record of a Cheechacko's Summer in Alaska and Northern B.C.," detailing Lambie's 1905 participation in the Alaska Boundary Survey. Fonds also contains illustrations and correspondence regarding his publication "When Polly Went Away," and copies of his publications "When Polly Went Away," "The Lady of Lodore," and "A Stranger in our Midst."

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