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James Alexander Bonson fonds
General material designation
- Textual record
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- Source of title proper: Title based on the contents of the fonds.
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- Bonson, James Alexander
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1 volume of textual records
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Name of creator
James Alexander Bonson was born in New Westminster, the son of Royal Engineer Lewis Francis Bonson. James Alexander was chiefly a bridge builder and was involved with the construction of many wooden bridges throughout the Lower Mainland. Later, he was an engineer with B.C. Packers, involved in buildings and equipment maintenance and physical plant operations in canneries around the province.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of a notebook of bridge reports for the Maple Ridge municipality. The notebook contains daily entries detailing the weather, the work undertaken, the number of men employed, the meals prepared, and financial transactions.
Immediate source of acquisition
The records were donated by an unknown individual at an unknown date.
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This fonds was previously mis-identified as the Lewis Bonson fonds, and re-described based on information supplied by a family member.