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Fonds AM360 - Bushnell family fonds

Portions of New Westminster District and Vancouver Island Bralorne Gold Mine View of Atlin, B.C. James Henry Bushnell James Henry Bushnell Charles C. Hellings James Henry Bushnell Studio portrait of Tom with dogs J.H. Brownlee, D.L.S. and Rags La Joy Falls Pen Roge Mountain Seton Lake with view of mountains in background Seton Lake : The World's Largest Totem Pole Mutt and Jeff in uniforms James Henry Bushnell's house Area being cleared for development Area being cleared for development Area being cleared for development Area being cleared for development Street celebration Street celebration Street celebration Street celebration Street celebration Bare trees Lumber and locomotive View of lake and mountains Unloading cargo off rowboat Surveying crew at camp Mountains and bare trees Bare trees Mountains and bare trees White mountain peaks Bare trees Unidentified man with surveying instruments Unidentified man fishing on raft

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Bushnell family fonds

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  • 1879-1959 (Creation)
    Bushnell, James Henry
  • 1879-1999 (Creation)
    Bushnell family

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0.78 m of textual records.
ca. 63 maps and architectural plans.
ca. 500 photographs

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James Bushnell was considered the "dean" of land surveyors in British Columbia. He was born in the Channel Islands and came to Vancouver in 1896. His surveys were conducted in Vancouver, throughout B.C., and in Alaska.

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The fonds consists of field notes (1912-1921); maps and blueprints from Bushnell's work, particularly the Lillooet Mining District, 1928-1943; bills and receipts; clippings, correspondence and material related to schooling and military service; records of surveying in the Vancouver area; material relating to the activities of the Corporation of Land Surveyors of the Province of British Columbia; plans of Bushnell residence; and subdivision plan of Shaughnessy Heights; and photographs of his family and friends and of his military life and surveying career, with views of Vancouver homes, harbour and docks.

Also present are the records of other members of the Bushnell family. Including Bushnell's daughter Christina Susan (Susie) Stenersen (nee Bushnell), son James Henry Oakes (Harry) Bushnell, and wife, Christina Frances Bushnell. Also present are records relating to Gunner Stenersen, Christina's husband. These include scrapbooks, correspondence, photographs, school reports, diaries, and postcard albums.

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Donated by Mrs. Christina S. Stenersen, daughter of Bushnell, in 1975 and 1985.


Includes records from separate accruals formerly identified and described as AM360 and AM776. These descriptions have been amalgamated into a single fonds; citations for these records should use only AM360.

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Jericho Country Club fonds, AM59, map cabinet B drawer 1.

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