Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Richardson, James[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1810 - 1883  (73 years)

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  • Name Richardson, James 
    Born 29 Mar 1810  Perthshire, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1875  Nanaimo, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 18 Nov 1883  Mantane, PQ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I761  Camera Workers | R, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2017 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Institutional (visit).
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He was a Geological Survey of Canada officer who photographed coal mining activities around Nanaimo and possibly parts of Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) and the mainland. According to David Richeson's essay in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography, he was the first to use photography in Canada to record geological features on a traverse of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the west coast of Newfoundland in 1860. Hall notes that most of his field work between 1871-1879 was carried out in the far west. Richardson retired in 1879.

  • Sources 
    1. [S628] (Victoria) Colonist, (Victoria: Colonist) (Reliability: 3), 1871-1872, 1875.
      Various references

    2. [S408] Hall (1967), E. Hall, comp., (Ottawa: Dept. of Energy, Mines and Resources, 1967), 9-11.

    3. [S476] Wallace (1978), W. Stewart Wallace, ed., (Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, 1978).

    4. [S266] Dictionary of Canadian Biography (1982), Frances G. Halpenny and Jean Hamelin, eds., (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1982) (Reliability: 3).
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