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Description found in Archives
Place of creation
No place, unknown, or undetermined
205 photographs b&w.
Scope and content
Fonds consists of historical research: manuscripts, including material relating to the journals of Robert Campbell and Alexander Hunter Murray and letters of John Bell published by the Archives in 1910 as "Journals of the Yukon", 2.5 cm; historical research: memoranda and notes, relating to various collections, 2 cm; historical research: documents, including correspondence from the Hudson's Bay Archives, and Simon Fraser letters, 1697-1852, 3 cm; literary manuscript on author and poet Isabella Valancy Crawford, 5 cm; correspondence concerning the formation of a national library, 1918-1919, 9 pages; correspondence and clippings about the Crowsnest Pass, 1923, 3 pages; and corresppondence relating to illustrations in the "Fifth Book of Reading Lessons", 1944-1945, 17 pages. The fonds also contains photographic material depicting the following: portraits of Sir Charles Tupper by Topley; Sir Robert Borden; members of the Royal Society of Canada; views of Montreal, Quebec and Kootenay, British Columbia; Fort Ellice, Manitoba, 1879, by G.M. Dawson; Athabasca River at Prairie Creek, Alberta; Frances Lake, Ontario, 1939; Lewes Creek, Yukon, 1939; various Canadian authors such as Robert Barr, J.F. Herbin, J.C. Hopkins, William Kirby, Agnes Laut, Agnes Machar, T.G. Marquis, J.M. Oxley, Charles G.D. Roberts, Ernest Thompson Seton, Edgar Smith, F. Clifford Smith, William Withrow and Joanna Wood.
Photographs (accession no. 1966-100 NPC): No restrictions on use or reproduction. Various copyrights. Credit: name of photographer / National Archives of Canada / copy negative number.
All other photograghs: No restrictions on use or reproduction. Copyright expired. Credit: name of photographer / National Archives of Canada / copy negative number.
Textual records Finding aid is a descriptive list of the transcripts of documents. MSS0455 90 (Electronic)
Photographs: Volume 1 copies of original envelope series 1-48, located in 326 with a copy in Photo Art and Research. FA-283 (Paper)
Biography / Administrative history
Lawrence Johnston Burpee, historian, author and public servant, joined the public service in 1890. He was private secretary to three successive Ministers of Justice in the Federal Government and Librarian of the Ottawa Public Library, 1905-1912. From 1912 until his death, he was Canadian Secretary of the International Joint Commission. One of the founders of the Canadian Historical Association, he was the author of several historical works, notably on the development of the Northwest. He was also the author of a collection of sketches on Canadian authors, including Isabella Valancy Crawford, entitled "A Little Book of Canadian Essays", 1909, as well as other literary works.
See: Encyclopedia Canadiana, Vol. 2, p. 143; and the Canadian Encyclopedia, p. 242.
1. Forts - British North America, [before 1759] Yukon, n.d.
2. French - Lake Superior, n.d. Kicking Horse Pass, (B.C.-Alta.), n.d.
3. Hudson's Bay Company - Forts, [before 1759] Crows Nest Pass (Alta.), n.d.
4. North West Company - Forts, [before 1759] Isabella Valancy Crawford, n.d.
5. Hudson's Bay Company - Employees, n.d.
6. Indians of North America - Lake of the Woods, n.d.
Other system control no.
Related control no.
1. 1943-026 NPC
2. 1944-044 NPC
3. 1947-013 NPC
4. 1948-082 NPC
5. 1966-100 NPC
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