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A newspaper clipping of an advertisement looking to hire men of “good character and attainments” to work for the Canadian Pacific Railway Survey.
An image of Robert M. Rylatt’s original leather bound journal that is a rust orange colour. The cover has multiple tears and has some small dark stains on it.
A black and white photograph of Walter Moberly and ten other men of a CPR Survey Party. The men are wearing suits and are organized into three approximate rows in front of a building. One gentlemen is laying on his side in the front row, the second row consists of four seated men, and the third consists of six men standing.
The first page of Robert M. Rylatt’s journal. The page consists of a hand drawn and coloured image of a mountain scene with handwritten text in black ink below it.
The front cover of the book “Blazing the Trail through the Rockies: The Story of Walter Moberly and His Share in the Making of Vancouver.” The cover is green and features an oval shaped illustrated bust portrait of Walter Moberly.
A newspaper clipping from the August 10, 1872 issue of the Mainland Guardian that lists Philip Jackman as having travelled from Yale to New Westminster on the steamship Onward.
A hand drawn and coloured image depicting men in canoes landing on shore. The shore is lined with bushes and a dense forest of trees that are being blown over and struck by lightning.
A black and white photograph of the Victoria Lunatic Asylum. The main building is two storeys with a porch on the first level and a deck on second. There is a long one story building directly behind the front building.
A facsimile of a handwritten letter addressed to the Executive Council signed by Philip Jackman. The letter expresses Jackman’s dismay to being terminated from the Lunatic Asylum.
A black and white studio portrait photograph of a Bishop George Hills wearing a long coat. He is holding a top hat in his left hand and has his right hand clenched at his side.
A sepia toned photograph taken from a high perspective of New Westminster that shows a number of houses and the Royal City Planing Mills along the Fraser River.
A document with black printed text that lists the 1883 officers of the Ancient Order of Foresters. P. Jackman is listed as S. C. R. or Sub Chief Ranger.
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