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Fonds AM495 - Sectional Map and Street Directory Company fonds

Dial map of Greater Vancouver Map of Vancouver with street directory indicated by dial : Map cover Dial map of New Westminster and Burnaby Map of New Westminster and Burnaby with street directory indicated by dial : map cover and street... Map of Vancouver with street directory indicated by dial : map Map of Vancouver with street directory indicated by dial : map cover and street index Dial map of Greater Vancouver List of apartments Dial map of Greater Vancouver and suburbs Map of Lulu Island and Sea Island ; Municipality of Surrey ; Map of Maillardville ; University En... Dial map of Greater Vancouver and suburbs Map of Lulu Island and Sea Island ; Municipality of Delta ; Municipality of Surrey ; Municipality...

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Sectional Map and Street Directory Company fonds

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AM495

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  • 1932-1943 (Creation)
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    Sectional Map and Street Directory Company

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  • 0.02 m of textual records
  • 6 maps

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(1932-1942)

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Robert Morton (1856-1946), a native of Glasgow, Scotland, immigrated to Canada in 1911. In 1931-32, Morton moved to Vancouver and took up residence at 2119 Maple Street. He began publishing a sectional map booklet and street index of the city because an ordinary map of Vancouver was too bulky to be carried around. The booklet covered Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Surrey, Maillardville, Lulu Island, and Sea Island. Morton himself went door to door selling his booklets and was still doing so at the age of 87. He sold the company to Horace N. Clarke of Dominion Map and Blueprint Co. in 1942.

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The fonds consists of the first seven editions of The Sectional Map and Street Directory of Vancouver, maps, and a notebook from the Sectional Map and Street Directory Company.

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Donated by Robert Morton in 1942

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