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Mss 228 (A.04-186)

Title: William Joseph Simms fonds

Dates: c.1911-1912

Extent: 5 photographs: b&w glass plate negatives -16.2 x 21.5 cm; 2 photographs: b&w glass plate negatives -12.5 x 17.5 cm; 1 photograph: b&w nitrate negatives - 8.2 x 6.0 cm; 8 photographs

Biographical Sketch: William Joseph Simms was the grandfather of Joe Pearn.

Custodial History: Joe Pearn donated the photographs to the Archives in 2004. They were received interleaved with paper towels.

Scope and Content: The fonds consists of negatives taken by Joseph Simms. The glass plate negatives depict the Administration building under construction, at least two points near its completion, and featuring two work crews. Each of three pairs of these negatives has been taken within a few moments of each other.

Physical Condition: All negatives show some silvering out. One glass plate negative has flaking emulsion.

Availability of other formats: Digital reproductions available

Restrictions on Access: No access to glass plate negatives.