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Edward Oliver Wheeler fonds

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Edward Oliver Wheeler fonds
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Fonds consists of three series : I. Diaries, 1902-1963, 44 v of textual records; II. Scrapbooks, 1910-1933, 2 v. of textual records; III. Other material, [1946-1947], 4 items. Diaries pertain to early life in Ontario and Alberta, service as a surveyor in India, service with the Royal Engineers …
Date Range
1902-1963
Reference Code
M169
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Textual record
Private record
Diary
Scrapbook
Part Of
Edward Oliver Wheeler fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 169
Sous-Fonds
M 169
Accession Number
6262, 7440, 7773 (unproc)
Reference Code
M169
GMD
Textual record
Private record
Diary
Scrapbook
Date Range
1902-1963
Physical Description
46 v. + 4 items of textual records
History / Biographical
E. O. (Edward Oliver) Wheeler, 1890-1962, was a Canadian surveyor, soldier and mountaineer. Wheeler was born in Ottawa, the son of A. O. (Arthur Oliver) Wheeler, Dominion Land Surveyor and founder of the Alpine Club of Canada. E. O. Wheeler served in the Royal Engineers in World War I and received the Military Cross in 1916 and the Legion of Honour (France). In 1941 he was appointed Surveyor-General of India and in 1943 was knighted by King George VI. During World War II, he served as Director of the Frontier Circle of the Survey of India. Wheeler retired to Lavington, British Columbia in 1947. Throughout his life, Wheeler was involved in world mountaineering. He worked on the mapping of the 1922 expedition of Mount Everest and was active in the Alpine Club of Canada, serving as its President from 1950 to 1954
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of three series : I. Diaries, 1902-1963, 44 v of textual records; II. Scrapbooks, 1910-1933, 2 v. of textual records; III. Other material, [1946-1947], 4 items. Diaries pertain to early life in Ontario and Alberta, service as a surveyor in India, service with the Royal Engineers in France and Mesopotamia, 1915-1918, trips on leave from India to Canada, U.S.A., England, South Africa, Asia, south Pacific, and New Zealand. Diaries also detail ACC camp preparations and activities, travel to and from Banff, clubhouse work; travel details, daily activities and accounts of climbs in France and Scotland; trans-Atlantic and trans-Canada voyage; Alpine Club of Canada Vermilion Camp activities; Strathcona, Vancouver Island reconnaissance trip and climbs; travels to California, Hawaii and Japan: travel from Los Angeles to Canada, through British Columbia to Banff; ACC camp at Glacier, B.C.; trip from India to Canada; life in Banff; trips and ACC camps in the Rockies, Selkirks and Kootenay district; ACC activities and operations; travels in the Okanagan, Kootenays and Columbia Valley, BC. Also included in this series are two diaries of his wife Dorothea. Scrapbooks pertain to school life, military training, surveyor's training; Alpine Club of Canada activities and lecture activities; military career, 1910-1919; surveying and mountaineering activities; Mount Everest expedition of 1921. Other material consists of items found loose in the 1946-1948 diaries, including letter written on board ship from Asia to the United States, 1947; photographs of unidentified women, 2 items; and postcard of Vancouver City Hall
Name Access
Wheeler, Edward Oliver
Subject Access
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
Military
Sports, recreation and leisure
Access Restrictions
No restrictions on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
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Creator
Wheeler, Edward Oliver
Category
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
Military
Sports, recreation and leisure
Biographical Source Notes
Custody information was provided by John Wheeler, son of E. O. Wheeler
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Label supplied by Provincial Archives of British Columbia: 314 Wheeler, Oliver, Vol. 1, Jul. -Oct. 1902 Roger's Pass July - October 1902 Personal diary containing travel notes, including rising times, sleep patterns, train delays and trips, hunting, travel around Glacier, Cascade, chores, Revelstok…
Date Range
1902
Reference Code
M169 / 1
Description Level
6 / Item
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Edward Oliver Wheeler fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Accession Number
7773
Reference Code
M169 / 1
Date Range
1902
Physical Description
1 vol. textual record
Scope & Content
Label supplied by Provincial Archives of British Columbia: 314 Wheeler, Oliver, Vol. 1, Jul. -Oct. 1902 Roger's Pass
July - October 1902
Personal diary containing travel notes, including rising times, sleep patterns, train delays and trips, hunting, travel around Glacier, Cascade, chores, Revelstoke, mentions of Mrs. Schaffer, Mr. Vaux
Nine page story "Hiawatha", One page poem "The Cowboy on the Wheel"
From back: campsite diagram, three drawings of CPR trains, "The God-darned wheel" story, 2 drawings of CPR trains
Subject Access
Hunting
Mountaineering
Camping
Daily routines
Fictional entries
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1916 - 1917 - 1918 No XVI A WAR 8.5.16 - 6.8.16 No XVI B Sick Leave OOTY 7.8.16 - 19.10.16 XVII Shikar (Benaik) 22.5.17 - 20.6.17 XVIII WAR 18.10.17 - 23.3.18

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Label supplied by Provincial Archives of British Columbia: 314 Wheeler, Oliver, Vol. 10, 1916, 1917, 1918 Mesopotamia & India Personal diary. Front cover indicates it should be mailed to Mrs. A. O. Wheeler in Sidney, BC, book is a Field Message Book, with graph paper and tear out pages, written in …
Date Range
1916-1918
Reference Code
M169 / 10
Description Level
6 / Item
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Edward Oliver Wheeler fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Accession Number
7773
Reference Code
M169 / 10
Date Range
1916-1918
Physical Description
1 vol. textual record
Scope & Content
Label supplied by Provincial Archives of British Columbia: 314 Wheeler, Oliver, Vol. 10, 1916, 1917, 1918 Mesopotamia & India
Personal diary. Front cover indicates it should be mailed to Mrs. A. O. Wheeler in Sidney, BC, book is a Field Message Book, with graph paper and tear out pages, written in pencil.
Diagrams for trench digging, platform diagram
Weather conditions, daily routines, Sannaujuah, mentions of cholera, typhoid, diarrhea, fever, documentation of gradual onset of illness, sick leave in Amara, discussion of day to day illness and diet, leisure: golf, hockey, and dances, visit to St Mary's (1680) oldest British church in India
Leave in May 1917 for 30 days, leisure, travel, mountaineering, hunting,
Insert of list of the days in June and July with numbers, and average calculated. Temperature?
Expenses Travelling list, Wages, Food
Return to Mesopotamia 1917, travel, boat trip, preparation for leaving Busra, Amara, Kur, One Tree Camp Amara, thieves in Amara, Bagdad right bank, description of Kadhimain mosque, last pages at Fufa regarding a murder, pages following are ripped out.
Subject Access
WWI
Travel
India
Mesopotamia
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Diary No XIX Photo Survey Experient Agra, 29.1.20 to 3.4.20

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Label supplied by Provincial Archives of British Columbia: 314 Wheeler, Oliver, Vol. 11, Jan.-Apr. 1920 Agra, India Personal diary, pages on left side have index of content Project intention: "the use of aeroplane photos for mapping", project states general idea, orginal intentions, and describes m…
Date Range
1920
Reference Code
M169 / 11
Description Level
6 / Item
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Edward Oliver Wheeler fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Accession Number
7773
Reference Code
M169 / 11
Date Range
1920
Physical Description
1 vol. textual record
Scope & Content
Label supplied by Provincial Archives of British Columbia: 314 Wheeler, Oliver, Vol. 11, Jan.-Apr. 1920 Agra, India
Personal diary, pages on left side have index of content
Project intention: "the use of aeroplane photos for mapping", project states general idea, orginal intentions, and describes methods. Project steps are described in detail. Day by day itineraries and times, as well as weather. Sightseeing descriptions interspersed. Descriptions of Samara, Sonothi, Daudpur
Several diagrams
"Report on the Field Work of Ari Photo Survey experiment", including phases and procedures, conclusions, interpretation of photos
Subject Access
Photo Survey
Experiment
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Diary No XX Leave to Canada 9.4.20 to 25.10.20

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Label supplied by Provincial Archives of British Columbia: 314 Wheeler, Oliver, Vol. 12, Apr.-Oct. 1920 Leave to Canada. Personal diary pertaining to packing and leaving from Dehra Dun, travel to Bombay with leisure and description of travel mates, travel on ship S. S. Dunera and description of pas…
Date Range
1920
Reference Code
M169 / 12
Description Level
6 / Item
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Edward Oliver Wheeler fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Accession Number
7773
Reference Code
M169 / 12
Date Range
1920
Physical Description
1 vol. textual record
Scope & Content
Label supplied by Provincial Archives of British Columbia: 314 Wheeler, Oliver, Vol. 12, Apr.-Oct. 1920 Leave to Canada.
Personal diary pertaining to packing and leaving from Dehra Dun, travel to Bombay with leisure and description of travel mates, travel on ship S. S. Dunera and description of passengers. Daytrip in Columbo, travel through Singapore, Hong Kong, interaction with Prince and Princess of Barcleu [?]. Police and Doctors in Nagasaki performed extensive examinations.
Uneventful crossing to Victoria, drive to Sidney. Leisure, dances, lunches, theatre. Trip to Vancouver, Walhachin, stayed with friends in Shaughnessy Heights, visited Jerico Club. Trip to Jasper via Prince Rupert, hiking, camping, Fortress Lake, Snow Creek.
Travel from Jasper to Banff, through Edmonton and Calgary. Stayed at Alpine Club House in Banff, which was busy because of poor weather at Assiniboine. Climbed Mt. Edith, stayed at Sunshine Camp, Golden Valley, Assiniboine. Picture glued in of Lake Magog, annotated with mountain peaks. Banff, climbed Rundle, leisure, staying at clubhouse, picnic on Bow river, Sulphur Mountain climb.
Travel from Banff to Winnipeg to Toronto, to Ottawa, Montreal, New York, board ship S. S. Baltic to Liverpool. Trip into London, dealing with clothing, camera, surveying equipment, trips to India Office, leisure with Dolly. Boat trip to Venice, trip to Suez, to Bombay and return to Dehra Dun. "Altogether a most excellent leave, though somewhat expensive!"
Subject Access
Alpine Club of Canada
Leave
Vancouver
Banff
Bombay
Travel
New York
Mt. Edith
Mt. Assiniboine
Sulphur Mt.
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Diary No XXII Leave 1922-3 -4

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Label supplied by Provincial Archives of British Columbia: 314 Wheeler, Oliver, Vol. 13, Apr. 1922-Jan.1924 India & leave to Canada & U.S.A. Personal diary pertaining to travel from Dehra Dun to Calcutta, list of expenses, sailing postponed due to bad weather, trip though Singapore, Hong Kong, man …
Date Range
1922-24
Reference Code
M169 / 13
Description Level
6 / Item
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Edward Oliver Wheeler fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Accession Number
7773
Reference Code
M169 / 13
Date Range
1922-24
Physical Description
1 vol. textual record
Scope & Content
Label supplied by Provincial Archives of British Columbia: 314 Wheeler, Oliver, Vol. 13, Apr. 1922-Jan.1924 India & leave to Canada & U.S.A.
Personal diary pertaining to travel from Dehra Dun to Calcutta, list of expenses, sailing postponed due to bad weather, trip though Singapore, Hong Kong, man on board jumped, was rescued and arrested, Nagasaki, Tokyo, arrival in Victoria. Leisure in Resthaven, Middle Springs Camp in Banff, honorary member of ACC, Assiniboine, ACC Club House.
Significant gap in text, beginning again three months later in Sidney, travelling to Vancouver. Winnipeg to Ottawa, to Kingston, to Toronto. Ten days of leisure in Toronto, four days in Cleveland, visit with friends in Washington, DC, trip to New York, Ottawa, boat trip on S. S. Montclare, trip to Birmingham with Dolly, travel around England, leisure, return to Canada with Dolly, docked in Montreal, travel to Ottawa, from Toronto to Banff.
Banff for ten days, visits mother's grave, chores. Karmax and K2. Trip to Vancouver, leisure, return to Sidney, auditing and balance sheets. Rough trip back with Dolly from Victoria to Yokohama. Recent earthquake in Yokohama, description of city's destruction. Travel back through Nagasaki, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, return to Calcutta.
Subject Access
Alpine Club of Canada
Leave
Vancouver
Banff
Resthaven
Middle Springs Camp
Travel
New York
Mt. Assiniboine
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Diary No XXIII A at intervals from 15.4.22 to 26.12.22 written by D. S. W.

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Label supplied by Provincial Archives of British Columbia: 314 Wheeler, Oliver, Vol. 14, Diary written by Sir Oliver's wife, 1922. Personal diary pertaining to Dehra Dun, description of daily activities, dining, weather. Trip to Calcutta on expensive train without dining car, visiting offices to wo…
Date Range
1922
Reference Code
M169 / 14
Description Level
6 / Item
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Edward Oliver Wheeler fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Accession Number
7773
Reference Code
M169 / 14
Date Range
1922
Physical Description
1 vol. textual record
Scope & Content
Label supplied by Provincial Archives of British Columbia: 314 Wheeler, Oliver, Vol. 14, Diary written by Sir Oliver's wife, 1922.
Personal diary pertaining to Dehra Dun, description of daily activities, dining, weather. Trip to Calcutta on expensive train without dining car, visiting offices to work out passports, expenses. Choppy boat ride to Panary, travel through Singapore, to Hong Kong, description of passenger who jumped off boat, long police inspection in Nagasaki, attended Japanese play at Imperial Theatre, played Mahjong. Travel to Victoria, discussion of day to day activities, spent time at Resthaven due to appendix problems. Presented with pink carnations from the ACC. "O." had operation and convalesced at Resthaven, trip to Victoria, nice weather for Banff and Bow river. Husband buys car, 1914 Cadillac. Walk along spray river in Banff, Sunshine Camp, Middle Springs, driving lesson on highway.
Pressed four leaf clover in middle of book
Shopping lists for various rooms of the house
Upside down from back of book, shopping lists, lists of items mailed, different trunks contents lists
Subject Access
Alpine Club of Canada
Leave
Vancouver
Banff
Resthaven
Middle Springs Camp
Travel
Mt. Assiniboine
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Diary No XXIII B Aprl. 19th 1922 to Sidney (November) written by D. S. W.

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Label supplied by Provincial Archives of British Columbia: 314 Wheeler, Oliver, Vol. 15, Diary written by Sir Oliver's wife, 1922. Personal diary pertaining to trip to "Banff - Los Angeles - Sidney." Travelled from Banff in Cadillac, spent two nights in Calgary and travelled to High River, Glacier …
Date Range
1922
Reference Code
M169 / 15
Description Level
6 / Item
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Edward Oliver Wheeler fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Accession Number
7773
Reference Code
M169 / 15
Date Range
1922
Physical Description
1 vol. textual record
Scope & Content
Label supplied by Provincial Archives of British Columbia: 314 Wheeler, Oliver, Vol. 15, Diary written by Sir Oliver's wife, 1922.
Personal diary pertaining to trip to "Banff - Los Angeles - Sidney." Travelled from Banff in Cadillac, spent two nights in Calgary and travelled to High River, Glacier Park, descriptions of Oliver leaving for work, daily routine, Yellowstone Park, Mammoth Hot Springs, Ashlou, Idaho Falls, camping, Grand Canyon, travel to San Francisco, shopping and leisure, Yosemite, car stuck in ditch, travelled through Salem to Portland, Olympia, Seattle
"Home" which was a very welcome home after a most interesting though slightly strenuous holiday."
Subject Access
Travel
Leave
Banff
High River
Yellowstone Park
Grand Canyon
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Diary No XXIV 1925-26 [?] - India

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Label supplied by Provincial Archives of British Columbia: 314 Wheeler, Oliver, Vol. 16, 1925-1926 India & England Personal diary pertaining to Dehra Dun to Delhi, Agra. In Agra Oliver works, Dolly shops with Anna, travel to Jaipur and description of city and palace. Bombay and boat trip along Red …
Date Range
1925-1926
Reference Code
M169 / 16
Description Level
6 / Item
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Edward Oliver Wheeler fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Accession Number
7773
Reference Code
M169 / 16
Date Range
1925-1926
Physical Description
1 vol. textual record
Scope & Content
Label supplied by Provincial Archives of British Columbia: 314 Wheeler, Oliver, Vol. 16, 1925-1926 India & England
Personal diary pertaining to Dehra Dun to Delhi, Agra. In Agra Oliver works, Dolly shops with Anna, travel to Jaipur and description of city and palace. Bombay and boat trip along Red Sea, City of Simla, Marseilles, trip to Liverpool, in Birmingham told that he will return to India. Operation at King Edward VII Hospital. Trip to Osborne, convalescent home, and return to Birmingham. Maneuvers in Birmingham. Travels around England. Boat to Canada, time spent in Ottawa and Toronto, travel to Vancouver. Leisure in Sidney, boat "Empress of Asia" to Calcutta.
Subject Access
England
Jaipur
Marseilles
Vancouver
Sidney
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Diary No XXV Leave 1932 - 33, Book I From 10.3.32 to 21.8.32.

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Label supplied by Provincial Archives of British Columbia: 314 Wheeler, Oliver, Vol. 17, 1932-1933 Leave: South Africa, Rhodesia, England. Personal diary pertaining to Quetta trip, packing and hunting, travel to Karachi, Bombay. Boat to Seychelles, diagram of cabin interior. Montasa beach and yacht…
Date Range
1932-1933
Reference Code
M169 / 17
Description Level
6 / Item
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Edward Oliver Wheeler fonds
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6 / Item
Accession Number
7773
Reference Code
M169 / 17
Date Range
1932-1933
Physical Description
1 vol. textual record
Scope & Content
Label supplied by Provincial Archives of British Columbia: 314 Wheeler, Oliver, Vol. 17, 1932-1933 Leave: South Africa, Rhodesia, England.
Personal diary pertaining to Quetta trip, packing and hunting, travel to Karachi, Bombay. Boat to Seychelles, diagram of cabin interior. Montasa beach and yacht trip. Zanzita, rickshaws, extended ship travel and leisure, weather descriptions, customs, Rhodesia, Victoria Falls, Dinks Cataract, discussion of Dutch Africans, general observations about locals and travelled areas, malaria, Capetown, diagram of Nuijenky [?] Peak, boat trip to England, leisure in England. Extensive list of expenses.
On left side several notations of different Cine. reel contents
Subject Access
South Africa
Rhodesia
England,
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