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Title The Canadian Pacific: the New Highway to the East Across the Mountains, Prairies and Rivers of Canada
Reference 195-7-1, Box 195
Library University of British Columbia
Collection The Chung Collection
Date 1887
Description Pamphlet advertising the rail route from Montreal to Vancouver, with illustrations and text. Two copies.
Document Type Pamphlet, Printed Book
Theme(s) Migration and Immigration; Transport and Communication; Travel and Tourism
Keywords immigration, railways, railroad, land, government, machinery, timber, agriculture, landscape, forest, town , lumber, farming, crop, school, church, flora and fauna, lake, settlement, costs and prices, prices, tour, river
Countries Canada; USA
Places Lake Winnipeg; Montreal; Quebec; New York; Ontario; Vancouver Island; British Columbia; Vancouver
Company Canadian Pacific Railway Company
Additional Information Full Title: An Appeal to Public Opinion Against the Railway Being Carried Across the Selkirk Range, that Route Being Objectionable from the Danger of Falls from Glaciers and from Avalanches, Also, Generally on Other Matters

This item forms part of the Wallace B Chung and Madeline H Chung collection. In 1999, the Chung family made this exceptional gift to the University of British Columbia Library. The collection, now housed in UBC's Irving K Barber Learning Centre, contains more than 25,000 rare and unique items (documents, books, maps, posters, paintings, photographs, silver, glass, ceramic ware and other artefacts). In making a generous gift of this unique and extensive research collection, Dr Chung gives back to Canada something of what he and his family have gained since his grandfather came from China to settle in Victoria more than 100 years ago. Inspired to start collecting by an illustrated poster of the CP RMS Empress of Asia in his father’s tailor shop in Victoria, Dr Wallace B Chung assembled an extensive research collection of items on early British Columbia history, immigration and settlement, particularly of Chinese people in North America, and the Canadian Pacific Railway Company. The collection is one of the most exceptional and extensive of its kind in North America and has been designated as a national treasure by the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board.

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