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John Davidson fonds
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- Textual record
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- Source of title proper: Title based on the contents of the fonds.
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Dates of creation area
- Davidson, John F.
Physical description area
- 0.72 m of textual records
- ca. 1115 photographs
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Name of creator
John Davidson was a pioneer British Columbian botanist and conservationist who was educated in Scotland. He came to Vancouver in 1911 and shortly thereafter was appointed Provincial Botanist and established botanical gardens at Essondale and later at the University of British Columbia. Davidson joined the faculty of UBC in 1912 and retired in 1948. He was involved with the B.C. Mountaineering Society and was a founder of the Vancouver Natural History Society. Davidson's work also led him to be active in the Arbor Day and City Beautiful movements of the 1920s.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of typescripts and notes to public addresses delivered by Davidson on a number of topics, 1912-1951; scientific notes on botany; religious notes on Davidson's work with the Baptist Church, 1934-1945; typescript essays; correspondence; scrapbooks of clippings 1897- 1975; and photographs.
Immediate source of acquisition
Photographs in this fonds have been assigned catalogue numbers in the range of CVA 660-1 to CVA 660-929.
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Digital files are available for photographs in CVA 660.
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File list available. See CVA 660 for item level description and thumbnails of all the catalogued photographs.