Commonplace book of Frank Sylvester Public

Commonplace book (scrapbook) kept by Frank Sylvester from 1874 to 1907. Consists of miscellaneous information recorded from a variety of sources including newspaper clippings and journals about random facts, art, ships in port, recipes, accounting and bills, obituaries, a meteor falling, diseases and medicine, drawings, Alert Bay Canning accounts, etc. and a few entries of daily life and accounts.


In Collection:
Creator Subject Language Date created Resource type Rights statement Extent
  • 631 pages ; 24 x 36 cm
Geographic coverage Coordinates
  • 53.99983, -125.0032
  • 48.4359, -123.35155
Additional physical characteristics
  • Entries on ruled and numbered pages in "Record" book. NOTE: a number of pages have been excised from the original diary. Where this occurs, page numbering reflects missing pages [e.g. p. 352-401 where p 352-400 have been removed].
Physical repository Collection
  • Frank and Cecilia Sylvester Collection
Provider Genre Archival item identifier
  • Acc. No.: 2002-029, 2.1
Fonds title Fonds identifier Is referenced by Date digitized
  • 2008-01-17/2008-01-23
Technical note
  • 240 dpi RAW, Canon EOS 30D, photographed by KSW and CDW, edited by KM and CDW. Metadata by KD.
  • 1874
  • Contact Special Collections and University Archives for access to the original manuscript and for reproduction requests ( Patrons may view the material through the Victoria's Early History Collection, but may not use images without permission of the University.
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