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Fonds AM360 - Bushnell family fonds

Portions of New Westminster District and Vancouver Island

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Bushnell family fonds

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  • Textual record
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  • Architectural drawing

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AM360

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

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Physical description

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

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Name of creator

(1896-1950)

Biographical history

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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(1869-1990)

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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 S. Stenersen (nee Bushnell), son J.H.O Bushnell (Harry), and wife, C.F. 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.

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

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Associated materials

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

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