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Item : MAP 56.01 - Nomenclature. Indian villages and landmarks, Burrard Inlet and English Bay, before the whiteman came

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Nomenclature. Indian villages and landmarks, Burrard Inlet and English Bay, before the whiteman came

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Compiled by Major J.S. Matthews, V.D., City Archivist, Vancouver, from information given verbally by aged Indians of the Squamish and Musqueam tribes

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AM54-S13-: MAP 56.01

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  • 1932 (Creation)
    Matthews, James Skitt, Major
    Vancouver (B.C.)

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1 map : ink on paper ; 115 x 90 cm

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Major J.S. Matthews was a native of North Wales who arrived in Vancouver in 1898 from New Zealand. He was with Imperial Oil for most of the period 1898-1920 and held various executive positions during the twenties. In 1933 he became City Archivist for Vancouver, a position he held until his death.

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Item is a map which shows the geographic area bounded by the north shore of Burrard Inlet, the Fraser River, Point Atkinson, and the Burrard Inlet Second Narrows. Physical features on the map (primarily coastal sites) are labeled using both First Nations and European place names.

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Map had previously been alienated from its original fonds and placed in AM1594.

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Available on microfiche

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Map 56.02 and map 56.03 are draft versions of this map. Map 56.04 is a table of First Nations' place names and their English equivalents. Correspondence associated with this map can be found in 847-A-3, folder 35.

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In the AM54-S13 inventory, was part of Oblong L.3.




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Entered public domain 2021-01-01





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  • Cabinet: 289-08-01
  • Box: 847-A-03 fld 35