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Charles Bates fonds
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- Bates, Charles L.
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0.28 m of textual records
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Charles Lynn Bates was born in Mason City, Iowa, and graduated from the Massachussetts Institute of Technology in 1903 as a civil engineer. Between 1904 and 1915, he worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway's Construction and Engineering departments. From 1921 to 1926, he worked for the Northwestern Dredging Company of Vancouver before moving to work for the Pacific Great Eastern Railway Company at Squamish. There, Bates worked as an Assistant Engineer, Maintenance of Way Engineer and Chief Engineer from 1927 to 1942.
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The fonds consists of correspondence from Bates' work with the Pacific Great Eastern Railway, notebooks, including monthly records of expenses, daily records of work, employees' accounts, inspections lists and survey notes and drawings, specimen CPR plans, and miscellaneous brochures.
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