Fonds RBSC-ARC-1116 - Edwin Carter fonds

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Edwin Carter fonds

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RBSC-ARC-1116

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  • 1911-1957 (Creation)
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    Carter, Edwin F.

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2.8 m of textual records;439 maps;1,206 photographs

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(1884-1977)

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Edwin Carter was a consulting engineer employed by John S. Metcalf Company, Ltd. in North America, Australia and Shanghai between 1910 and 1958. Carter at one time was in charge of the company's grain elevator designs on the Pacific coast in Canada and the United States. He also supervised the construction of grain elevators in Australia. After his retirement he resided in Vancouver until his death.

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The fonds consists of engineering and architectural plans of grain elevators, port facilities and related equipment in Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Ontario; maps and plans of port properties and proposed developments in Washington and British Columbia; maps of railroads in Oregon; and regional maps of B.C. Subject files, correspondence, photographs and printed materials relating to other projects are also included. Photographs depict construction activities, workers, interiors and exteriors of grain elevators, and port facilities in Quebec, Ontario, B.C., and the northwestern U.S.

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Inventory available. PDF document attached.

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Photograph Identifier BC-1900

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