Subseries 1 - Albums

[A large tree in front of an unidentified house] [An unidentified family and dog on the lawn in front of a house] [An unidentified group picnicking] [Head and shoulders portrait of] Mr. Robinson [Statue of an angel and a cross] [View of Phoenix Square, Fredericton] [Unidentified American city] [Unidentified building with mansard roof] [Unidentified building] [Unidentified church tower] [Unidentified house behind trees] [Unidentified lake and lock] [Unidentified man with a horse] [Unidentified man with horses] [View of Oxford College and the University Church of St Mary the Virgin from High Street] [View of] Church and Bridge [View of] Streatley Aubrey Palgrave Powys Beatrice and Edward Morres Berry Pomeroy Castle Bow River and mountains west of Banff Bunlin Scanlon C.P.R. Hotel, Banff Captain Backhouse, 22nd Regiment Castle Mountain and Silver City Cheops Mountain from Hotel Devils Canyon Devil's Gap [and] Beaver Canyon View No. 2 Drydock [at] Esquimalt (Vancouver Island - 450 feet long, 27 feet deep, 55 feet wide entrance) Eleanor Glacier Hotel and Cheops Peak Hart Street and Market Place Henley Regatta - Eton and Leander Race Hermit Range from Glacier Hotel [in the Selkirk Mountains] Hesketh Crescent Illecillewaet River and Sir Donald Peak, view at loop Lichfield Cathedral Londonderry Looking Up Bow River, Kananaskis Mount Carrall On the Mountain Percy Powys [near] Henley Bridge Pilot Mountain 13 miles west of Banff Rev[erend] and J.M. Ross Peak and Glacier Sailor Bar Bluff [in the Fraser Canyon] Stoney Creek [and falls in the Selkirk Mountains] Streatley Streatley from above bridge Terrace Mountain 9 miles west of Banff
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  • 1884-1954 (Creation)

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57 albums (5,257 photographs)

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Subseries consists of albums of photographs collected or created by Major James Skitt Matthews. The albums cover a variety of subjects including scenes of early Vancouver, street arches of Vancouver, the construction of the Birks Building, public works activities, lumbering and lumber mills, shipbuilding, bridges, First Nations of British Columbia, and the Canadian Pacific Railway.

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File (Album) listing available. Item level listing for some albums available in hardcopy in the Archives only.

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