Views of the Pacific Northwest.
Scope and Contents
By the time the scrapbook arrived at Yale its condition had seriously deteriorated. Consequently, the volume was disassembled by conservators, and the views were matted and housed in portfolios according to size. Manuscript notes and captions, which appear on the verso of some of the pieces, were photocopied and the copies mounted on the back of the mats. Items found lying loose within the scrapbook were designated "Miscellany" and numbered; they are listed in the finding aid at the end of Part II. The volume itself, which still contains some manuscript captions, was retained; it is housed in box 6.
The photographs, taken by an unidentified photographer or photographers, depict deck scenes from a ship that may be the H.M.S. Satellite; Victoria Indians; Hudson's Bay Company outposts at Fort Vancouver, San Juan Island, and Victoria; encampments on San Juan Island; Nanaimo and Esquimalt, Vancouver Island; Valparaiso, Chile; and Stanley Harbor in the Falkland Islands.
The drawings (in both pen and ink as well as pencil) and watercolors, include four works signed by James Madison Alden, as well as drawings by W. H. Hall, J. Palmer, James Robertson, Marcus Lowther, B. Tucker, and possibly William McMurtrie. Scenes depicted include Vancouver Island; San Juan Island; Pt. Grenville, Washington Territory; the Fraser River; coastal landmarks of South America; Victoria Indians, encampments, ships, and birds.
This finding aid lists the contents of the former scrapbook three different ways: according to format (Part I), according to their original order in the scrapbook (Part II), and according to the present storage order of the materials (Part III). The lists for Part I and Part II provide references to the current box and folder location of the materials.
- 1828 - 1860
- Majority of material found within 1854 - 1860
Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Use
Immediate Source of Acquisition
7 Linear Feet (6 boxes)
Language of Materials
A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog
The drawings (in both pen and ink as well as pencil) and watercolors, include four works signed by James Madison Alden, as well as drawings by W. H. Hall, J. Palmer, James Robertson, Marcus Lowther, B. Tucker, and possibly William McMurtrie. Subjects include Vancouver Island; San Juan Island; Pt. Grenville, Washington Territory; the Fraser River; coastal landmarks of South America; Victoria Indians, encampments, ships, and birds.
- British Columbia -- Pictorial works
- Canada -- Boundaries -- United States
- Coasts -- Pictorial works
- Drawings (visual works)
- Esquimalt (B.C.) -- Pictorial works
- Fort Vancouver (Wash.) -- Pictorial works
- Fraser River (B.C.) -- Pictorial works
- Hudson's Bay Company -- Pictorial works
- Indians of North America -- British Columbia -- Pictorial works
- Indians of North America -- Northwest, Pacific -- Pictorial works
- Nanaimo (B.C.) -- Pictorial works
- Northwest Boundary Commission ($d (1857-1862))
- Northwest Coast of North America -- Pictorial works
- Northwest boundary of the United States
- Northwest, Pacific -- Description and travel
- Northwest, Pacific -- Pictorial works
- Panoramic photographs
- Photographic prints
- San Juan Island (Wash.) -- Pictorial works
- Satellite (Ship)
- Stanley (Falkland Islands) -- Pictorial works
- United States -- Boundaries -- Canada
- Valparaíso (Chile) -- Pictorial works
- Vancouver Island (B.C.) -- Pictorial works
- Victoria (B.C.) -- Pictorial works
- Voyages to the Pacific coast
- Watercolors (paintings)
- Guide to the Views of the Pacific Northwest
- Under Revision
- by Diana M. Smith
- June 1997
- Description rules
- Beinecke Manuscript Unit Archival Processing Manual
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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