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[Letter of appeal sent out by Arthur O. Wheeler, Topographical Survey of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Calgary Alberta to solicit funds for the erection of a monument over the grave of Dr. James Hector's son] [Textual material] 


25 March 1904

Place of creation



Arthur O. Wheeler

Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection # 640
Textual records
90: Open
640 Item no. assigned by LAC 640
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
80101/245 CA

Terms of use

Credit Library and Archives Canada.
Copyright expired.

Additional information

Custodial history
Part of the Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection purchased by the Public Archives of Canada in 1981.

Cartographic math data
Dr. James Hector was a geologist and explorer with the Pallisr Expedition between 1857-1860. He later immigrated to New Zealand. He was on tour of the West with his son when his son died suddenly. The idea of the monument was to honour his role in the Pallser Expedition.

Subject heading

1. Hector, James, Sir, 1834-1907.
2. Palliser, John, 1807-1887.
3. British North American Exploring Expedition.