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Major Matthews collection British Columbia
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Sketch map of part of British Columbia showing trails and routes of communication

Item is a photostatic copy of a manuscript map showing trails and routes of communication in a portion of British Columbia from the Canada-U.S. border in the south to Seaton Lake in the north, and from the coast to Vermillion in the east. The section of coastline extends from Semiahmoo Bay in the south to Point Atkinson in the north. Map shows the location of mule trails and wagon roads, and includes a trail in progress from New Westminster to Burrard Inlet (North Road), trails from Whatcom to Hope and Semiahmoo to Derby, the Hudsons Bay Brigade Trail, Douglas Road, a trail proposed by Colonel Moody from New Westminster to Fort Hope, and the Dewdney Trail. Included with the map is a 1949 letter from Major Matthews, City Archivist, to J.M. Pearce in which Matthews describes the map, and a 1952 enquiry from L.B. [Housler] for a map showing the Dewdney Trail.

[Pilot Fletcher, Bill Templeton, A. McLachlan and Charlie Anstee in front of a high-wing Lougheed Vega airplane]

Item is a photograph. Notes written on the mounting paper include: " r. to l. Charlie Anstee, a high official of Shell Oil Co., A. McLachlan, Supervisor, Wharf Customs, Bill Templeton, Airport Manager, Pilot Fletcher of the Shell Oil plan, later killed in a crash near Seattle. Date and place not known; High Wing Lougheed Vega, a land plane. Mr. Way and pilot Joe Meagher flew to Seattle in it and flew back over the San Juan Islands at 16,000 feet. The pilot flew at that height because land planes were not supposed to fly over the water but at that height the pilot thought if anything went wrong he could glide to safety."

[A group of men during the visit of Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig (Field Marshal)]

Group portrait showing Captain Bennet, Colonel Marshall Hole, Captain Gutrell, Mr. Lees, Lieutenant Commander Paget-Hett and others. Written on the back of the photograph is "1 Representing Australia. 2 Capt Bennet representing Northern Ireland. # Col Marshall Hole Rhodesia. 4. Capt Gutrell, Malaya. 5. Mr Lees 6. Lt Comdr Paget-Hett"

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