Camera Workers, 1858-1950

The British Columbia, Alaska and Yukon Photographic Directory, 1858-1950

Horetzky, Charles George

Horetzky, Charles George[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male 1838 - 1900  (61 years)

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  • Name Horetzky, Charles George 
    Born 20 Jul 1838  Edinburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Home Address/Year 1872-1879  Ottawa, ON Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Ottawa, ON
    Canada 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1872, 1875, 1879  BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 30 Apr 1900  Toronto, ON Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I211  Camera Workers | H, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 11 Feb 2017 

  • Photos
    Charles Horetzky portrait by Ottawa photographer W.J. Topley, September 1869
    Charles Horetzky portrait by Ottawa photographer W.J. Topley, September 1869
    Image ourtesy of Library and Archives Canada, photograph no. PA-52367.

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Institutional (visits).
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He worked as a Canadian Pacific Railway survey photographer in BC and wrote a book about his 1872 survey work. He also issued an album of views around 1874 based on his survey work. Horetzky lobbied in other publications for his route as the most practical for the CPR to follow. Biographical details and an assessment of Horetzky's photographic work are found in the articles by Andrew J. Birrell.
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: some prints numbered and marked "Horetsky" [sic].
    • REFERENCES: Grant (1873); Horetzky (1873); Horetzky (1874a); Horetzky (1874b); Horetzky (1880); Birrell (1971); Birrell (1974); Koltun (1984); Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 12 (1891-1900); URL (accessed 11 Feb 2017): http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/horetzky_charles_george_12E.html.

  • Sources 
    1. [S46] COLLECTION: BVIPA.
      Charles Horetzky fonds (PR-0803)

    2. [S48] COLLECTION: ACG.
      Prints

    3. [S152] COLLECTION: OOA.

    4. [S138] COLLECTION: BVAUS.
      Two albums (1874 and 1875), part of Uno Langmann Family Collection of British Columbia Photographs

    5. [S134] COLLECTION: BVA.
      Albums