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Darryl E. Muralt collection
Darryl E. Muralt collection [textual record]. -- 1890-1899.
10 cm of textual records

Born in Victoria in 1944, Darryl E. Muralt grew up in the nearby Highlands District and had a career in the Canadian Army until he was injured in a motor vehicle accident and hospitalized for ten years. His interest in model railroading and railroad history has led to three books, Steel Rails & Silver Dreams; West Coast Shays; and most recently V&S: The Victoria and Sidney Railway 1892-1919. Muralt moved to Victoria after his medical discharge from the army in 1973. He joined the B.C. Railway Historical Association in 1975 and later served as its president. He was subsequently involved in research and industrial restoration projects.

The Free Press extracts were donated by Sandy Macham who received them from Muralt. The Wellington Enterprise extracts were donated by an unknown donor.

Collection consists of a binder of selected extracts from the Wellington Enterprise newspaper (1888-89), most notably about the Trent River disaster and selected extracts from the Nanaimo Free Press (1890-1891).

Title based on provenance.
Free Press extracts also available digitally.
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