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Fonds AM738 - Dominion Map and Blueprint Company fonds

Dial map of Greater Vancouver Dial map of Greater Vancouver Vancouver school system Vancouver, British Columbia Sectional map, city of Vancouver, B.C. : Renfrew Heights, subdivision in a part of the town of Ha... Sectional map : City of Vancouver, B.C. : sheet no. S.V. 29 Pictorial map of Vancouver, British Columbia, city by the sea Map of south western British Columbia showing coastal lumber producers Map of south western British Columbia showing coastal lumber producers Map of Granville Street, downtown Vancouver Dial map of Greater Vancouver Map of Burnaby, New Westminster and parts of adjacent municipalities Dial map of Greater Vancouver Map of Burnaby, New Westminster and parts of adjacent municipalities Dial map of Greater Vancouver Map of Burnaby, New Westminster and parts of adjacent municipalities Dial map of Greater Vancouver and suburbs Map of Fraser Valley Dial map of Greater Vancouver and suburbs Map of Fraser Valley Dial map of Greater Vancouver and suburbs Map of Fraser Valley ; Map of City of New Westminster ; Street map of Richmond, Delta, and Surrey Dial map of Greater Vancouver and suburbs Map of Fraser Valley ; Map of municipality of Richmond ; Map of City of New Westminster Dial map of Greater Vancouver and suburbs Map of Fraser Valley Dial map of Greater Vancouver Map of Burnaby and New Westminster, British Columbia Dial map of Greater Vancouver Information on transit and buildings in Vancouver Dial map of Vancouver and suburbs Street map of Richmond, Langley, Coquitlam, Delta, Surrey, Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge Dial map of Greater Vancouver and suburbs Map of Fraser Valley City of Vancouver, British Columbia Part of D.L. [District Lot] 185 Map of Fraser Valley, British Columbia Sectional map : City of Vancouver, B.C. : Sheet no. S.V. 23 Map of Marpole Map of City of Vancouver, British Columbia Street index to new city map Composite map of B.C. Electric downtown bus routes Bus routings in the downtown area Greater Vancouver Map of the City of Vancouver and suburbs : map cover Dial map of Greater Vancouver and suburbs Map of Fraser Valley ; Street map of New Westminster ; Map of Greater Vancouver transit lines Transit system map of Greater Vancouver, B.C. Transit detail inset maps ; Street index ; Transit and tourist information Wall map of Greater Vancouver
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Dominion Map and Blueprint Company fonds

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AM738

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  • 1918-1976 (Creation)
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    Dominion Map Limited (Vancouver, B.C.)

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0.05 m of textual records. - ca. 100 maps

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([after 1932]-1981)

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Robert Morton (b. 1856), a native of Glasgow, Scotland, immigrated to Winnipeg in 1911, then moved to Vernon, BC, for about five years, and then to Calgary. In 1931-32 Morton moved to Vancouver and took up residence at 2119 Maple St. He began publishing a sectional map booklet and street index of the city because an ordinary map of Vancouver was too bulky to be carried around. The booklet covered Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Surrey, Maillardville, Lulu Island, and Sea Island. Morton himself went door to door selling his booklets, and was still doing so at the age of 87 in 1942. Over time the operation became known as Dominion Map and Blueprint Co. (576 Seymour St.). Around 1957 it changed its name to Dominion Map and Blueprint Ltd. (1529 W. Pender St.), and by 1963 the company shortened its name to Dominion Map Ltd. (626 and later 571 Howe St.), and was now under the direction of M.J. Griffin. The company was wound up in 1981.

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This fonds consists of three files: miscellaneous correspondence and notes; Sectional Map and Street Directory for 1954, 1957, 1958; Street Index for Maps, Sectional Map and Street Directory for 1958, 1963, 1965, 1966; as well as a large number of maps, in draft and published forms.

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Bulk donated in 1980 by M.J. Griffin of Dominion Map Ltd. Map no. 1182 donated in 1992 by Frank S. Glass.

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Correspondence, notes, Sectional Map and Street Directory volumes and Street Indexes, and various small scale maps are located at 583-F-4 files 2-4. Some maps are located above bay 181 in cubby holes 26 and 27; others are numbered as part of the Map Collection and include 71-B, 695, 821, 823, 878-920, 1182.

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Item list available in hard copy in Archives' Reading Room.

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  • Box: 583-F-05 fld 15-17