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Fonds AM12 - Garden, Hermon and Burwell fonds

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Garden, Hermon and Burwell fonds

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  • 1889-1910 (Creation)
    Garden, Hermon and Burwell, Provincial Land Surveyors

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630 pages

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Garden, Hermon and Burwell was a pioneer surveying firm, established in 1886 as Garden and Hermon. J.F. Garden was Mayor of Vancouver from 1898-1900 and an MLA from 1900-1909. E.B. Hermon, the firm's other founder, reorganized it after Garden's departure, and its present lineal descendant is Hermon, Cotton and Bunbury.

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The fonds consists of correspondence, memoranda, specifications, drawings, and support documents concerning the construction of the Vancouver Street Railway in 1889-1890; receipts and invoices 1893-1899; 1910 correspondence between the Property Owners of Hastings Townsite and the Provincial Health Department relating to proposed location of the Isolation Hospital; and a copy, 1910, of an agreement between property holders and promoters of an electric tramway.

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Presented by J.W. Hermon of Vancouver in 1937.


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