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- Cartographic material
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- Source of title proper: Title taken from maps.
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Scale [ca. 1:1200]
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- Vancouver (B.C.). Surveys Branch
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82 maps ; 110 x 82 cm or smaller
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As early as 1887 (Bylaw #32), there is evidence that land surveying was among the functions to be considered and reported by the Board of Works. For the majority of its long and consistent existence, the Surveys Branch may be found as an independent branch within the Engineering Department/Engineering Services, and it generally reported to the Deputy City Engineer.
Scope and content
Series contains sectional maps of Vancouver (82 large maps of what would have been a complete set of 129) indicating legal descriptions of all lots, and a few details such as railway lines, some high water marks, reservoir sites, etc. Consult the key plan at Map Cabinet location 268, drawer 4 (top), for the associated sheet numbers. Missing are the following maps. South Vancouver: 1, 4, 9, 11, 13, 19, 20, 25, 31, 32, 41. "Old" Vancouver: 5, 6, 13, 14, 19, 21, 23, 24, 26, 27, 30, 31, 32, 33, 36. Point Grey: 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17. Hastings Townsite: 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 19, 21. Arranged alphabetically into regional groupings: "old" City of Vancouver, Hastings Townsite, Point Grey, and South Vancouver.
Immediate source of acquisition
Transferred from Surveys Branch about 1997.
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No further accruals expected.
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- Vancouver (B.C.). Surveys Branch (Creator)