Collection OSC-ARC-10 - E.H. Crump photographic collection

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E.H. Crump photographic collection

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  • Photographic material

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  • 1904-1989 (Creation)
    Crump, N.R.
  • ca. 1910-[196-] (Creation)

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68 photographs : b&w
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The collection is attributed to Edward “E.H.” Crump (conjecture). As of 1955, Edward Crump was the CPR Agent in Sicamous, B.C.
“E.H.” Crump (no dates available) was the elder brother of Norris Roy (N.R., “Buck”) Crump (1904-1989).

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N.R. Crump was born in Revelstoke, B.C. The father of E.H. and N.R. Crump was the superintendent of the Kettle Valley Division of the Canadian Pacific Railway, and N.R. Crump started working for the railroad at the age of 16 in 1920. N.R. ascended through positions of machinist, track section supervisor, and finally president in 1955. He retired from the CPR from his terminal role of Chairman in 1974.
N.R. Crump was named Companion of the Order of Canada in 1971.

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The collection was recovered from Canoe, near Salmon Arm, B.C. in 2018. The photographs were salvaged from the previous residence of George Hohmann, on Shuswap Lake, B.C. Custody was transferred to his brother, Ron Hohmann, who in turn gave the collection to Paige Hohmann, archivist at UBC Okanagan.

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The fonds consists of predominantly of photographs. Photographic coverage includes: N.R. “Buck” Crump as President of the CPR, CPR employees, the 1910 Rogers Pass avalanche, wrecks, fires, steamers, engines, stations, and scenery.

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Condition varies from fair to very good.

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Compiled by Paige Hohmann (2022)

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Bodsworth, Frank. “Buck Crump’s Love Affair with the CPR.” Macleans, November 12, 1955.

Twiston-Davies, David, ed. “Buck Crump.” In Canada from Afar: The Daily Telegraph Book of Canadian Obituaries, 80-81. Toronto: Dundurn, 1996.

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