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Milnor Roberts fonds
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Series consists chiefly of letters between Milnor Roberts and interested parties
concerning the development of Graham Island coal fields.

Correspondence, aerial photos, and legislation

File consists of:

Correspondence between Bausman and Goodale and Goodale and Roberts, 1913. Includes notes about Camp Wilson and the move of two diamond drills to the camp by Milnor Roberts [1913].

Aerial survey photos (4)

Act to regulate the working of coal mines, 1911
Act to encourage Coal and Petroleum Mining, 1911
(Two consolidations: May 31, 1912, May 31, 1913)

Correspondence Barton/Roberts; Moi Chung/Bausman concerning labour contracting; E.M. Sandilands/Milnor Roberts; Barton/Goodale; Barton/Metropolitan Trust Co. concerning lease of
diamond drill; Goodale/Roberts, 1913-1914

British Columbia legislation concerning Crown Lands, n.d.

Engineers’ Field Book

Field book contains accounts [?], n.d., and survey calculations [?], July-August 1913. Includes one photograph.

Graham Island

File includes photogrpahs of Graham Island (Camp Robertson) (3) and Graham Island (5) [no references]. File also contains list of captions identifying numbered photographs,
Yakoun Lake (14)
Spruce, Hemlock and Cedar trees (6)
Etheline Creek, Yakoun Valley and Trail (9)
Skidegate Inlet (5)
Panorama views (24)


Series consists of blue prints, drawings and maps of Graham Island indicating property ownership, location of coal openings, drill hole sites and geological structure.

Milnor Roberts fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1468
  • Fonds
  • 1905 - 1915

The Milnor Roberts fonds consists of letters, reports, notes, accounts, drawings and maps, photographs and printed material relating to his mine field work. Much of the material relates to the work carried out near Camp Robertson and Camp Wilson on behalf of Western Coal and Iron. Roberts' reports to Metropolitan Trust Co., New York, concerned lands acquired by the company from Western Steel Corporation in 1913.

Roberts, Milnor, b. 1877


Series consists of notes made by Milnor Roberts on timber, tracts, survey calculations, equipment and drills in 1913.

Notes and information about timber and wood

File contains:
The Comparative Durability of Douglas Fir, Western Hemlock and Western Red Cedar by B.L. Gröndal, Bull. of the Univ. of Washington, May 1913

Handwritten description of characteristics of different woods on Graham Island, n.d.

Letter from Graham Island Development Co. Ltd. (Vancouver) containing statistics about timber on the company’s property by type of tree, Dec. 8, 1913

Notes concerning timber limits on tracts and sections in the Queen Charlotte Islands, n.d.

Description of timber, n.d.

List of equipment/tools at Camps Robertson and Wilson, 1913


Series consists of photographs of Graham Island including Camp Robertson and Camp Wilson made by Milnor Roberts while engaged in field work.


Series consists of reports on washing tests, land transfer and the geology of
Graham Island.