Fonds - Arthur P. Leynard fonds

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Arthur P. Leynard fonds

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  • 1917, 1928, 1950-1994 (Creation)
    Leynard, Arthur P.

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2 cm of textual records;4 photographs;1 blueprint

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For many years, Arthur P. Leynard was the City Engineer. In 1950, he designed Nanaimo's "achievement" (coat of arms). Leynard retired in 1981. In 1982, Leynard published "The Coal Mines of Nanaimo."

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Leynard believes the photographs are part of the Bastion collection (now held by the Nanaimo District Museum). Portions of the collection were stored in a freezing plant after the 1970 flooding of the Bastion. Leynard may have acquired the photographs at that time.

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The fonds consists of a signed copy of the "Coal Mines of Nanaimo"; a copy of a report on surveys in Nanaimo written by Leynard; a file on Nanaimo's Coat of Arms; drawings of gun carriages and dimensions of Bastion cannons and four photographs including views of the H & W Market, a parade and a meeting of the Native Sons. Also includes Paul Leynard's (Arthur's father) membership card for the X-Ray Association of Employees of Western Fuel Company and certificate for free use of the X-ray machine and a letter to Arthur from Hiram Gough in native "trade language".

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BCAUL control number: NCAI-154

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