Fonds F0635 - Frederick Dally fonds

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Frederick Dally fonds


  • 1862-1870 (Creation)

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104 photographs

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Biographical history

Frederick Dally, 1838-1914, was born in Northamptonshire, England, and emigrated to British Columbia in 1862. He opened a photographer's studio in Victoria at Fort and Government streets, and in 1867 went to the Cariboo and took photos of the area. He opened a second studio in Barkerville but eventually sold his business to the Green Brothers in 1870. He went to the Philadelphia College of Dentistry in 1870 and graduated in 1872. For further information see Andrew Birrell's article, "Frederick Dally : Photo Chronicler of BC a Century Ago" in Canadian Photography (February 1977).

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Purchased, 1963-1971.

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The fonds consists of photographs of Cariboo road and mining areas, British Columbia native peoples and Victoria area.

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      The material is in English.

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      Other Frederick Dally records are held by the British Columbia Archives.

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      Accession 729n, 2526n and 5295n are copies.

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      Thursday, March 03, 2016




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