Captain Robert Mann Parsons Collection [graphic material]
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Captain Robert Mann Parsons Collection [graphic material]Hierarchical level:AccessionDate:1859-1860.Reference:1930-001 DAP, 118-080143-1Former BAN no.:118-080143-1Local class no.:50192, a i515 PANL A162-03 (8th floor)Type of material:Photographs, ArtFound in:Archives / Collections and FondsItem ID number:5052
Record Information – DetailsAccession includes:16 lower level description(s)View lower level description(s)Date(s):1859-1860.Place of creation:No place, unknown, or undeterminedExtent:3 photographs : b&w.
11 drawings : pen and ink.Language of material:EnglishProvenance:Additional information:General Note:See RG 37 "C" Series, Vol. 12, 1930-1935 for further information about the accession.., The two sketches of the Rocking Stone are mounted on the same sheet. The six sketches of the icebergs are laid down on the same sheet.., A collection of watercolours and drawings relating to the career of Captain Robert Mann Parsons of the Royal Engineers, including the following works: watercolour of the city of Westminster, British Columbia, 1859, showing HMS Plumper decorated for the Queen's Birthday (including a view of a Royal Engineers camp); drawings of Charlottetown, P.E.I., 1853; the Rocking Stone near McIntosh River, Halifax, N.S., 1850; plan of the top of the Rocking Stone, 1850; the coast near St. John's, Newfoundland from HMS Resistance, July 1850; icebergs, seen from HMS Resistance, July 1850; silhouette portrait of Captain Parsons, January 1846; and silhouette portrait of Miss Parsons, undated., Watercolour of New Westminister, B. C. 1859 by C. F. Browell; other drawings by Captain R. M. Parsons; photographs by an unknown Royal Engineer.Physical description note:Graphic (other): 21aCitation/reference note:Barry V. Downs, "The Royal Engineers in British Columbia". Canadian Collector, May/June 1976, Vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 42-46; Alexander Begg, History of British Columbia (Toronto, 1894), pp. 228-237, 372-3Source:Private
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