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Alexander Henderson fonds (P433)
1865-1900. - 30 cm of textual records. - about 1 000 photographs : prints, stereo cards, wet plates.
Administrative History - Biographical Sketch:
Alexander Henderson (1831-1913) came to Montréal from Scotland in 1855. He was primarily a landscape photographer who travelled widely throughout the province of Québec. In 1872 he began a three-year project to document the construction of the Intercolonial Railway. This led to his appointment as manager of the photography department of Canadian Pacific Railway. For more information, see an article written by Stanley G. Triggs in Archivaria, winter 1977-1978.
Scope and Content:
The Alexander Henderson fonds consists of photographs taken by Henderson as well as his personal records. The photographic component consists of views, landscapes, street scenes and buildings throughout Canada, especially Montréal. The textual component consists of business and personal letters.