Series S363 - Vancouver and Burnaby levels and benchmarks surveying records

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Vancouver and Burnaby levels and benchmarks surveying records

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0.7 m of textual records

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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.

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Series consists of surveying data for streets in Vancouver, Burnaby and Point Grey, including a bound volume recording levels and benchmarks for the city of Vancouver 1891-1903, and two files of miscellaneous benchmarks and field notes for Vancouver, Burnaby and Point Grey. The bound volume is arranged alphabetically by street name and indexed, with occasional sketches and profiles interleaved. The files contain notebooks, loose papers, and street maps arranged in no apparent order.

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Donated to the City by Mr. Don McLelland and transferred to the Archives by City Clerk Ron Thompson, Aug. 9, 1973.


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