William E. Logan's 1845 Survey of the Upper Ottawa Valley

Charles W. Smith (Editor) Ian Dyck (Editor)


The pioneering geology of Sir William Edmond Logan laid the groundwork for the Geological Survey of Canada, the Canadian Museum of Nature, the Canadian Museum of Civilization, and the Canada Museum of Science and Technology. This volume presents Logan's 1845 field journal, written on a geological expedition up the Ottawa River from Bytown to Lake Timiskaming. The journal is sprinkled with fascinating stories of daily life during the expedition, supplemented with Logan's sketches of the landscape and geological features. An introductory essay provides insight into Logan's records, the survey instruments he used, and the significance of his 1845 fieldwork.

Product Details

Canadian Museum of History
Publish Date
May 08, 2007
6.84 X 0.63 X 9.41 inches | 1.45 pounds

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About the Author

Charles William Smith (1893-1987) studied at the University of Virginia, the Corcoran Art School, and Yale University School of Fine Arts. After teaching at several colleges and working as a commercial artist, he became chair of the art department at Bennington College from 1936 to 1947. Smith then moved to teaching at the University of Virginia from 1947 until his retirement in 1963, where he was the first chairman of the art department. In the 1940s his artwork ventured beyond representational printmaking using a method he called "block painting" to explore abstract forms.
Ian Dyck worked as archaeologist, curator and program manager at the Saskatchewan Museum of Natural History (now Royal Saskatchewan Museum) and later at the National Museum of Man (subsequently Canadian Museum of Civilization, now Canadian Museum of History) until his retirement in 2010.