Fonds RBSC-ARC-1092 - John Buttle fonds

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John Buttle fonds

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  • 1865-1867 (Creation)
    Buttle, John J.T.

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15 items

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John Buttle was born in London, England. He came to Canada in 1858 as a naturalist with the Royal Engineers under Sir William Cooker to help settle the boundary dispute between Canada and the United States. With the boundary line established by 1862, the men were discharged. In 1862 Buttle joined the party that surveyed a wagon road from Bute Lake toward the Cariboo. In 1864 Buttle became part of the Vancouver Island Exploring Expedition whose primary goal was to discover a paying gold field, and incidently to explore the Island.

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The fonds consists of correspondence with the Colonial Secretary's Office (1865-1867), a newspaper clipping and undated biographical notes.

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Call Number: VF-14

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