Collection UBCA-ARC-1051 - Lamb Research Collection

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Lamb Research Collection

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1.3 m of textual records.
90 maps.
26 microfilm reels.

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The fonds consists of copied research material used by W. Kaye Lamb in the preparation of his edited work on the voyages of George Vancouver; correspondence, clippings, photostats and related research records used in preparing the Simon Fraser journals; original illustrations used in the Vancouver publication; and published charts and photocopies of historical maps used by Lamb in his projects.

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Acquired by the University Archives from W. Kaye Lamb in 1985 and 1986.


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Research maps and charts for the Lamb Collection can be found in the vault in cabinet 1, drawer 9.

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A DVD recorded during the W. Kay[sic] Lamb Lecture series by Dr. Lilly Koltun is available at VT 3112.

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Records relating to Lamb's tenure as University Librarian can be found in the Library fonds.

Further biographical information can be found in the eulogy for William Kaye Lamb written by former University Librarian Basil Stuart-Stubbs.

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