Wilbert Henry Norrish fonds [graphic material, textual record, cartographic material]
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Wilbert Henry Norrish fonds [graphic material, textual record, cartographic material]Hierarchical level:FondsDate:1890-1968.Reference:R2616-0-7-E, MG30-E208Type of material:Photographs, Textual material, Maps and cartographic materialFound in:Archives / Collections and FondsItem ID number:103896Context of this record:
Record Information – DetailsFonds includes:126 lower level description(s)View lower level description(s)Date(s):1890-1968.Place of creation:No place, unknown, or undeterminedExtent:1,976 photographs b&w.
17 cm of textual records.
10 maps.Language of material:EnglishScope and content:Fonds consists of photographic materials: 1,564 photographs, 1890-1960, relate to the career of Wilbert Henry Norrish; or depict Armstrong Scott, locomotive engineer with Grand Trunk Railway Co.; 412 photographs, 1906-1920, depict Queen's University, Kingston, Ont.; group photographs of Norrish and other students of Queen's University; views of the Kaministiquia Power Co. Plant, Kakabeka Falls, Ont.; activities of Mr. W. H. Norrish with various field parties of the Geodetic Survey of Canada in Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan and British Columbia.
Fonds consists of family correspondence and genealogy, 1922-1967; correspondence, accounts, and survey files relating to his work as a Dominion Land Surveyor, 1919-1930; correspondence, 1939-1948 with people who had served on the Mining Roads Staff, 1936 to 1940; clippings, letters, articles and notes on various aspects of federal mining and industrial policies, 1923-1946; items concerning Ottawa Film Productions Limited, 1922-1923 and Queen's University, 1908-1941.
Fonds also contains miscellaneous maps and plans, 1932-1968, pertaining to Canada, including maps of lakes, rivers and glaciers, topographical maps of Buckingham (Sheet No. 31E NE) and Fort Coulonge, Quebec (Sheet No. 31F NE), dated 1936, at a scale of 1:126,720; plans of the city of Ottawa, dated 1960-1967.
Included in horizontal storage: certificate of appointment as a Dominion Lands Surveyor, 1914, container 2; Bachelor of Science Diploma, University of Queen's College, 1912, container 3; Ontario Land Surveyor certificate, 1915, container 4.Provenance:Biography/Administrative history:Norrish, Wilbert Henry, 1892-1972 : Wilbert Henry Norrish, land surveyor, held various posts as a land surveyor with the federal departments of the Interior, Mines and Resources and Mines and Technical Surveys, 1925-1962. He conducted surveys in the four western provinces and the Northwest Territories. In 1941 he was assigned administrative duties in connection with exploration for mining and oil projects, and was later head of the Special Projects Division, Department of Mines and Technical Surveys.Finding aid:422 photographs, 1906-1920 (accession 1974-390 NPC): (Paper) See "Photographic inventories, indexes, and caption lists arranged by accession number." FA-500422 photographs, 1906-1920 (accession 1974-390 NPC): (Paper) Photo collection index.422 photographs, 1906-1920 (accession 1974-390 NPC): (Paper) List in accession file.Cartographic material (Paper) An itemized listing is available in the main reference room. 745/1166. (90: Open)Additional information:General Note:Received in 1973 from Eleanor Graham of Ottawa, Ont. Additional papers were transferred in 1974 from the National Archives Library and in 1979 and 1983 from the Documentary Art and Photography Division.Availability of other formats note:412 photographs, 1906-1920 (accession 1974-390 NPC): Copy negatives available: C-83063 to C-83170.Subject heading:
- Norrish family - Genealogy, 1922-1967 Queen`s University (Kingston, Ont.), 1908-1941
- Norrish family - Correspondence, 1922-1967 Ottawa Film Productions Limited, 1922-1923
- Canada - Surveys, 1919-1930 Mining Roads Staff, 1936-1940
- Mining law - Canada, 1923-1946 Dominion Land Surveyors, 1919-1930
- Industry and state - Canada, 1923-1946
- Surveyors - Canada, 1925-1962
Cartographic material: There are no restrictions concerning access to or reproduction of this material.
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