Fonds PR-191 - S. Horace Draper Collection

Hauling the polar axis to the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, horses stopped in front of Mayw... Hauling the polar axis to the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory Hauling the polar axis to the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory Resting the horses from hauling the polar axis to the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory Resting the horses from hauling the polar axis to the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory Hauling the polar axis to the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, Saanich Mountain Pier to support telescope, Dominion Astrophysical Observatory Pier to support telescope, Dominion Astrophysical Observatory Building frame around [telescope] pier, Dominion Astrophysical Observatory Adding cladding to frame, Dominion Astrophysical Observatory
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PR-191

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S. Horace Draper Collection

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  • [1915-1918]; [195-] (Creation)

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23 photographs

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Biographical history

Horace Draper was born in 1925 in Ottawa. He served with the Canadian Navy during the Second World War, then worked as a draughtsman and photographer with the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory for over 25 years. He died in 2005.

Repository

Archival history

The photographs in this collection were received from Horace Draper in 1992. Some of the photographs are from glass plate negatives discovered at the Observatory in 1978, while others were taken by Horace Draper in the 1950s.

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Scope and content

Collection consists of photographs from 1915 to 1918 showing teamsters hauling the telescope to the Observatory, and the construction of the Observatory. Includes aerial views of the Observatory, and exterior views taken in the 1950s.

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No further accruals are expected.

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No restrictions on access.

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  • English

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Accession number: 1993-001, 1993-002

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