Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Wilson, Lieutenant Charles William[1, 2]

Male 1836 - 1905  (69 years)


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  • Name Wilson, Charles William 
    Title Lieutenant 
    Born 14 Mar 1836  Liverpool, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1859  BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    49th parallel 
    Died 25 Oct 1905  Tunbridge Wells, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Association Royal Engineers (Relationship: Member) 
    Person ID I24  Camera Workers | W, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 13 Jan 2017 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Institutional.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A lieutenant in the Royal Engineers, he was Secretary to the British Boundary Commission (1858-1862). In his diary was this remark:

      October 28th to 31st [1859]. Tolerably fine weather, during which I have been taking a few photographs.

      These were taken at the camp around Chilliwack ("Chilukweyuk"). Wilson also produced watercolour sketches of various scenes and these are in the BC Archives.

  • Sources 
    1. [S666] BVIPA archival records.
      Charles William Wilson fonds (PR-0036) consisting of textual records accession MS-0368 and map CM/B442.

    2. [S504] Wilson (1970), Charles Wilson; George F.G. Stanley, ed., (Toronto: Macmillan, 1970), 75 (Reliability: 3).