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Fonds PR-0803 - Charles Horetzky fonds

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Charles Horetzky fonds

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  • 1871-1875 (Creation)
    Horetzky, Charles

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2 photograph albums (131 photographs : b&w)

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Horetzky, Charles (1838-1900)

Biographical history

Charles Horetzky was born on July 20, 1838 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He came to Canada in late 1858 to work for the Hudson's Bay Company as a clerk at Fort William. In 1864 he moved to Moose Factory to take a position as accountant. During his years at Moose Factory, he developed his skills as a photographer.

In 1871, after losing his position with the HBC, he was hired by Sandford Fleming as a photographer for the railway surveys to be conducted through British Columbia and the North-West Territories.

In 1883 he began a career as an engineer with the Ontario Public Works Department in Toronto. He died in Toronto on April 30, 1900.

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The fonds consists of two photograph albums created by Charles Horetzky around 1875.

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Accession number(s): 198604-013, 198904-024

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There are many duplicate photographs between the two albums.

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  • Box: 001214-0001
  • Box: 001090-0001