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A.E. Pickford fonds
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- Pickford, A.E.
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62.5 cm of textual records. -- 41 photographs
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Arthur Ernest Pickford, 1880-1965, was born in England and trained as a horticulturalist in England and France. He emigrated to Canada and found work as a surveyor with the British Columbia government. He was later transferred to the forestry branch, and was largely responsible for the start of a government reforestation program. During this time he was in continual contact with native people throughout British Columbia and became an expert on their vegetable foods. He was transferred to the British Columbia Provincial Museum where he continued to study ethnobotany. Pickford married Rosina Elisabeth Gigot, 1886-1954, in 1916.
Records originate from the Glenbow but are available at the Glenbow Western Research Centre, University of Calgary
Scope and content
The fonds consists of anthropological lectures, manuscripts, notes, correspondence and newsclippings related to ethnobotany, arts and crafts, tranculturation, and archaeology of British Columbia native peoples, including the Haida, Kootenay, Kwakiutl (Kwakwaka'wakw), Nootka, Salish, Sekani and Tsimshian. Includes a copy of Alice Ravenhill's "Arts and Crafts of the Indians of British Columbia".
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Purchased from Margaret Pickford, 1965.
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- The material is in English.
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No restrictions on access.
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Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.
Record No. M 3689;M 3692;PA 788;PD 63;NA 1141<br><br>
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- Pickford, A.E. (Subject)