Fonds UBCA-ARC-1461 - D.C. McKechnie fonds

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D.C. McKechnie fonds

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0.5 cm of textual records

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D.C. (Donald) McKechnie graduated from UBC in 1920 in Mining Engineering. During the summer of 1919, he worked at Britannia Mines and explored the Bridge River country. After he graduated, McKechnie worked as a mining engineer for 45 years, first in the Kootenays; journeyed by dog-sled from Alaska to Hudson Bay; and took journeys to Africa, South America and Jamaica. He died on February 16, 1992.

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Given by D.C. McKechnie to UBC President Donald Strangway in January 1987, who in turn later forwarded it to the University Archives.

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Fonds consists of a typewritten narrative of McKechnie’s and classmate George Gilchrist’s 1919 hiking trip through the Bridge River region, and two photocopied 1977 articles about his dog-sled journey from Hudson Bay to Cambridge Bay in the western Arctic.

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Stored with University Archives’ vertical files at VF 107.

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