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Canadian Pacific Railway, British Columbia

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3069B

Scope and Contents

An album containing mounted prints measuring approximately 245 x 190 mm, with handwritten captions beneath the prints. The name J Walker Marsh is signed inside the front cover. The album shows the path of the railway along the Thompson River, past Kamloops and towards Eagle Pass.

David Mattison has identified numbers 1, 3-6, 8-9, 11, 13 and 16-18 as the work of the British photographer Charles Macmunn (1840?-1903). Macmunn was a native of Manchester, England, who worked out of Victoria, British Columbia, from 1883. In that year he advertised views of the Canadian Pacific Railway and Victoria and its surroundings through the bookseller and stationer T.N. Hibben and Co. Macmunn continued to work as a photographer until his death. His widow Margaret, a dressmaker, may have sold his prints or negatives to the Maynard family of photographers.


  • Creation: 1885

Conditions Governing Access

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1 album(s) (18 images in 1 album)

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

fair to good condition, some yellowing and fading.

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection is available on microfiche: Canada, fiche number 18.

Related Materials

See also Y3069A, a companion album illustrating the Fraser Canyon section of the track. A note on these sections of the railway can also be found there.


For further information about the railway see: Canadian Pacific Railway (1891), 'The Canadian Pacific. The new highway to the Orient - across the mountains, prairies and rivers of Canada', New York.


This item level description was entered by SG using information from the original typescript catalogue.

Includes index.
2003-12-18 11:13:29+00:00
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