Fonds whyte-1094 - Vaux family fonds

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Vaux family fonds

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CA WHYTE whyte-1094

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  • [after 1855] (Creation)
    Vaux (family)

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2924 photographs: 2632 negatives, 167 transparencies, 125 prints. -- 1 photograph album (50 prints). -- ca.2.6 m textual records

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Fonds consists of two or more series. Series I. Photography, 1893-1913, is processed. Series II. Textual records are unprocessed and will consist of two or more sub-series. Photography series consists of twenty-four sub-series: A. to O. Travel 1893 to Travel 1907; P. to S. Travel 1909 to Travel 1913; T. Travel general, 1894?-1912?; U. Prints, 1899-1907; V. Lantern slides, 1900-1909; W. Photograph album, before 1907; X. Textual records, 1893-1910. Photographic negatives, arranged chronologically, are prominent in the series. Images pertain to landscape studies and scenic views of the Selkirk and Rocky Mountains, especially the Glacier, Yoho and Lake Louise areas; glaciers in the Selkirk and Rocky Mountains, especially Illecillewaet, Asulkan, Yoho and Bow Glaciers; mountain scenes and panorama views in the Selkirks and Rockies; Canadian Pacific Railway in the Selkirks and CPR hotels; Glacier and Field, B.C. and Banff, Alberta and areas; climbing and other mountain activities; United States and Canadian views on trips to the mountains. Negatives include both glass (962 items) and film negatives (1660 items). Textual records are exposure records, original negative envelopes and publications. Textual records pertain to glacier study, including research papers and publications; William S. Vaux Jr. papers re travels, engineering and architecture, other; George Vaux Jr. writing and other papers; Mary Vaux correspondence and papers re writing and presentations; and other records, 1877, 1912-1913. Textual records also include family travel papers, 1881-1911; George Vaux, Jr. "Glacier" files; correspondence between George Vaux and the Schäffers, 1899-1926; papers of Dr. Charles Schäffer, Mary Schäffer and Schäffer estate, 1855-1927. Textual records are not processed.

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Negatives are 16.5 x 21.5 cm or smaller

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Acquired by donations, 1969-1999, 2004, 2007;Gift of George Vaux X, 1969-1985, and Trina and Molly Vaux, 1999, 2004, 2007


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  • Language is English

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Finding aids<br>Finding aids and reference tools: arrangement outline;series description;file description for Series I;electronic finding aid for Series I;selected modern reference prints;digital images in Images database and in Alberta InSight database

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Record No. M107 / V653<br><br>

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