Fonds UBCA-ARC-1380 - San Francisco Bay Map Collection

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San Francisco Bay Map Collection

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  • Cartographic material

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  • Variations in title: Previously known as the Neal Harlow Collection.

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73 x 123 cm and smaller

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86 maps : lith. and photocopy ; various scales ; 73 x 123 cm and smaller.

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Collection consists of maps (in the form of photocopies, sketches, and photographs) used by Neal Harlow while writing his book The Maps of San Francisco Bay.

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Neal Harlow brought these materials with him to UBC from California when he took his position as University Librarian. He donated the collection to UBC when he left in 1961.


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These maps are located in the archives vault, cabinet 1, drawer 8. Please ask archives staff for access.

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Original maps date from 1771 to 1941.

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