Place Published: Winnipeg & Lake Francis
Publisher: Walter Dickson
Date Published: 1879 & 1882
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding
Two ASL each written by Walter Dickson, Winnipeg based Canadian Geologist.
1) Winnipeg, 7th July 1879 (2 pages, 8vo);
2) Lake Francis Manitoba, 24th December 1882, (3 pages, 8vo.)
Each to Robert Bell of the Canadian Geographical Survey. Each has terrific content regarding explorations in the Manitoba wilderness.
Walter Dickson, Winnipeg based Canadian Geologist. He was a fur trader and later a farmer in Manitoba. Dickson was asked in writing to answer 42 questions by the Federal Government in 1884 regarding the navigation of Hudson's Bay, to reply (which he did in writing). This is recorded in APPENDIX TO THE EIGHTEENTH VOLUME OF THE JOURNALS OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS DOMINION OF CANADA. FROM THE 17th JANUARY TO THE 19th APRIL, 1884, BOTH DAYS INCLUSIVE. BEING THE 2ND SESSION OF THE 5th PARLIAMENT OF CANADA, SESSION 1884. VOLUME XVIII. REPORT OF THE SELECT COMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS TO ENQUIRE INTO THE QUESTION OF THE NAVIGATION OF HUDSON'S BAY. OTTAWA: PRINTED BY MACLEAN, ROGER & CO., WELLINGTON STREET 1884. From page 83 to 88
Robert BELL explored the north and west for 34 years, including the coasts of Hudson Strait and Hudson Bay.
The Geological Survey of Canada is Canada's national agency for geoscientific information and research, with world-class expertise focusing on geoscience surveys, sustainable development of Canada's resources, natural geological hazards (earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, etc) and technology innovation. It is also the country's oldest scientific agency and one of its first government organizations. It was founded in 1842 to assist in developing a viable Canadian Mineral industry by establishing the general geological base on which the industry could plan further detailed investigations. Throughout its long and colourful history, it has played a leading role in the exploration of Canada. Quoted from The Canadian Encyclopedia Historica-Dominion
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