National Archives sign at Kew Gardens Station

National Archives sign at Kew Gardens Station


Digitized British Admiralty Charts of Canadian Waters at Library and Archives Canada

The Library and Archives Canada announced the release of a tremendous new resource, digitized British Admiralty charts of Canadian waters: "The 3,400 documents, which cover a 150-year period ending in the mid-20th century, represent the largest historical description of Canada's three major oceans and the inland waters of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River. Many of the charts were prepared from surveys undertaken by the elite of the British navy: Admiral Henry Bayfield, Captain James Cook, Lieutenant George Vancouver, Sir John Franklin and Admiral William Parry."

Access is via the series level description, all lower level descriptions or via a list of the digitized documents themselves.

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