Collection C0254 - George Hobson collection

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George Hobson collection


  • [ca. 1955] (Creation)

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Extent and medium

10 cartoons

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Name of creator

Biographical history

George Hobson, 1923-2015, was educated as a petroleum geophysicist and first worked for Heiland Exploration. He then joined the federal department of Energy Mines and Resources. He served as Director of the Polar Continental Shelf Project from 1972 to 1988. He was a friend of Thomas Harold "Chief" Edwards, a Calgary geophysicist and cartoonist.


Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gift of Linda Hobson, 2018.

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Scope and content

The collection consists of copies of cartoons of geophysical activities drawn by Chief Edwards. The cartoons were published in a postcard series by Seismic Service Supply Ltd. about 1955 but the originals seem to have disappeared. Hobson made his copies from Edwards originals that were loaned to him.

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No restrictions on access.

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The material is in English.

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No finding aid.

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Tuesday, May 14, 2019




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