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Fonds AM886 - Thomas H. Mawson collection

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Thomas H. Mawson collection

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AM886

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  • 1910-1914 (Creation)
    Creator
    Mawson, Thomas Hayton

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  • 3 pages
  • 17 items

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(1861-1933)

Biographical history

Thomas H. Mawson was an English landscape architect, born May 5, 1861, in Scorton, England. He was an important and influential theorist and taught landscape architecture at Liverpool University. He travelled throughout North America on a speaking tour and was given several commissions. In Vancouver, he offered designs for the reclamation of Coal Harbour and some work in Stanley Park.

Thomas H. Mawson & Sons had a Vancouver office and was represented by John W. Mawson. The office was located in the Rogers Building in 1914.

He died November 14, 1914.

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Scope and content

The collection consists of a photographic reproduction of design plan "Accepted Scheme for Coal Harbour, Stanley Park; drawings of scheme for the improvement of Brockton Point, Stanley Park, 1914; guide map of the city of Vancouver, 1910; drawings, plans and other material, including display reproduction of "Proposed Subdivision of Property near Wascana Lake, Regina" and "Proposed Subdivision of Property and Layout of Grounds for Lieutenant Governor's Residence, Regina, Saskatchewan", for a display on the life and works of Thomas H. Mawson.

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Donated by Fred Brooks, British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects, in 1985.

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Original copy of the Accepted scheme for Coal Harbour is kept in Map collection, Map 728.

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Accepted scheme for Coal Harbour also available as a large format copy negative at Bay 265, shelf 10

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Folder formerly located at 592-C-03 fld 01-02.

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  • Box: 538-B-03 fld 16
  • Box: 205-I
  • Box: 592-B-03 fld 12