Fonds C 155 - John A. Johnston fonds

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John A. Johnston fonds

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ON00009 C 155

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29 photographs : glass plate negatives

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John A. Johnston (fl. ca. 1900) was a land surveyor and mining engineer in Ontario.

He was an engineering graduate from the School of Practical Science at the University of Toronto.

Johnston worked as an Ontario land surveyor and was a mining engineer at Helen Rock Iron Mine in Michipicoten, Ontario and at Jasper, Wyoming.

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Fonds consists of mostly glass plate negatives and some glass plate transparencies. The images are from locations where John A. Johnston resided and worked. The majority of the images are of mine pit locations and wilderness scenes. There are also some images of unidentified people and buildings in Toronto.

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Donated by Mrs. Grace Davis of Toronto in 1978 in Accession 12516.


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Digital images of all or some of these records are available for online research in the Archives of Ontario Visual Database.

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Items C 155-0-0-0-27 to C 155-0-0-0-29 are closed for conservation reasons. No restrictions apply for the remainder of the fonds.

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Copyright status unknown. There are no restrictions on reproduction; however permission of the Archives of Ontario is required for publication; submit a Request for Permission to Publish Form.

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Entered Feb./12.

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