As a co-op student working at UBC Library Digital Initiatives Unit I get to see incredibly interesting materials that I would never see otherwise. Have I ever thought, for example, of reading anything by Daniel M. Gordon? No, never, not before digitizing his book Mountain and Prairie, A Journey from Victoria to Winnipeg, Via Place River Pass (http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=1586120).
If you enjoy travel books like I do, you will love this jewel from 1880 that will soon be available in digital form in the BC Bibliography collection.
Gordon’s book includes four outstanding maps and many beautiful illustrations. I want to share my favorite with you. Nowadays it is not that difficult to find a gorgeous, untouched spot like this one near Vancouver, is it?