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Series consists of
Series part of
Place of creation
No place, unknown, or undetermined
1 atlas : 2 vol. 45 leaves.
12 maps : 82 x 101 cm.
Scope and content
Series consists of letterbooks and a collection of diagrams and newspaper clippings dealing with apatite mining. The atlas contains geological maps of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba from published reports, books, etc., produced by the Survey. The Outline plan contisting of maps relating to the Sydney coal field are not matched with any numbered maps or reports of the Geological Survey of Canada (provenance is uncertain).
2000030859 Item no. assigned by LAC 1 -- 45
2000086723 Item no. assigned by LAC 1 -- 12
Crown Copyright. Credit: Library and Archives Canada.
Cartographic material RG45M 90136. 90 (Electronic)
Cartographic material Please consult lower level descriptions. RG45M 87803/6. 90 (Electronic)
Biography / Administrative history
The Library was an important part of the Geological Survey of Canada and by the 1880's it was considered "one of the great scientific libraries of the continent." Thomas C. Weston joined the Geological Survey of Canada in 1857 and became the first librarian. In 1882 Dr. John Thorburn was appointed head librarian and supervised an extensive recataloguing and acquisition program. By the turn of the century, overcrowding resulted in a further expansion and reorganization. A key player in this rejuvenation of the library was Mrs. Jane Alexander who served as Acting Librarian from 1907 until her death in 1912. RG45 General Inventory
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Source of title
Cartographic math data
1. Canada - British Columbia.
2. Canada - Prairie Provinces.
Related control no.
1. 90136 CA
5. RG45M 87803/6
6. RG45M 90136
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