Fonds F 1049
22 centimetres of textual records
7 technical drawings
63 volumes of textual records
Fonds consists of records created and used by the land surveyor, Hugh David Lumsden, during the course of his career. Materials include diaries, correspondence, notebooks, reference materials and survey calculations. Also included are blueprint copies of railway profile plans done under Lumsden's supervision, and various printed maps covering the geographic areas where Lumsden worked.
Series also consists of photographs taken by Lumsden, who was an enthusiastic amateur photographer. These photographs show various railway bridges in Ontario, and also western Canadian scenes likely taken during the period 1889 to 1892, when Lumsden was doing surveys for the Qu'Appelle, Long Lake and Saskatchewan Railway and the Calgary & Edmonton Railway. Other photographs were taken around 1911 or 1912 and show various scenes in Alberta.
Also included is personal correspondence documenting the relationship of Hugh David and his wife Mary with various members of their family.
The fonds has been arranged into seven series.
Hugh David Lumsden (1844-1928) was a land surveyor involved in the construction of various railways across Canada in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.
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Accession Number: 3081, 46897.
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|Reference Code||Series Title|
|F 1049-1||Daily diaries of Hugh David Lumsden|
|F 1049-2||Correspondence of Hugh David Lumsden|
|F 1049-3||Miscellaneous professional records of Hugh David Lumsden|
|F 1049-4||Biographical information about Hugh David Lumsden|
|F 1049-5||Western photographs taken by Hugh David Lumsden|
|F 1049-6||Maps and railway surveys|
|F 1049-7||Lumsden family correspondence|