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Series S1 - Abbott family photograph collection

River scene Three women on bank of river Still life of flowers Strathcona Horse contingent C.P.R. Station at the foot of Granville Street Leaving for Boer War Farm house Three men in field with dogs and horses Three men in field with dogs and horses Branding cattle Big Rock, Spanish River Footbridge across Spanish River Spanish Crossing Sudbury, West End Railway at Pogamasing Creek Sink hole beside railway tracks Sir Donald Smith driving last spike of the C.P.R. Opening of Mission Bridge C.P.R. officials at Stoney Creek Lord Stanley and party at a station beside C.P.R. engine #377 on the historic trip west Group of men on steps at entrance to building Arrival [of] Duke and Duchess of York House with Granville Street Bridge and old C.P.R. Bridge in background Brunette Mills on the Fraser Brunette Mills on the Fraser Columbia Street River Fraser Part of Cordova Street, Vancouver Springer - Van Bremer block at the corner of Cordova Street and Cambie Street [View of] Vancouver, B.C., from C.P.R. Hotel [View of] Vancouver, B.C., from C.P.R. Hotel [View of] Vancouver, B.C., from C.P.R. Hotel [View of] Vancouver, B.C., from C.P.R. Hotel [View of] Vancouver [harbour] C.P.R. Docks, Vancouver Prospect Point, Stanley Park Hastings Street West Cordova Street, Vancouver R.M.S. Empress of India Stanley Park in autumn Trout fishing Harrison River, B.C. 1 1/2 days catch off one rod by C.W. Robson Esq. C.P.R. Dock, Vancouver [with an Empress ship docked] Siwash Indian Camp, B.C. Salmon canning on Fraser R[iver] Indians fishing in Fraser River near Yale Winter view apple orchard, Maple Grove Dairy Farm near Mission City, B.C. Flooding over railroad tracks Flooding over railroad tracks Flooding over railroad tracks Flooding over railroad tracks
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Abbott family photograph collection

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  • Source of title proper: Title based on the provenance of the fonds.

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AM753-S1

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  • 1885-[ca. 1901] (Creation)
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    Abbott, Harry Braithwaite

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118 photographs

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(1829-1915)

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Harry Abbott was born June 14, 1829, at Abbottsford, Quebec, son of the Reverend Joseph Abbott. He was the general superintendent of the Canadian Pacific Railway in British Columbia.

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The series consists of an Abbott family photograph album showing various scenes pertaining to the Canadian Pacific Railway and its official events, various British Columbia scenes and Vancouver streetscapes; and an album prepared by Edwards Brothers showing scenes around British Columbia, primarily views of Vancouver, Rossland and Sandon.

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Item list available in hardcopy in the reading room.

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