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Fonds AM40 - John Leask fonds : 1886

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John Leask fonds : 1886

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AM40

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  • 1886 (Creation)
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    Leask, John

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0.01 m of textual records : photocopies

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John Leask was a C.P.R. officer, one of the group who surveyed the C.P.R. Grant, the centre of the city from English Bay to Hastings. After the Vancouver fire of 13 June 1886 the group immediately re-surveyed the Granville townsite.

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Copy made in 1971 from original loaned by Hastings Mill Museum at 4th & Alma, Vancouver.

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The fonds consists of Leask's diary, which includes personal expense accounts and references to the daily progress of the surveying.

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  • Box: 500-E-01 fld 10