William Ogilvie, surveyor (born 7 April 1849 in Ottawa, ON; died 13 November 1912 in Winnipeg, MB). Trained as a surveyor, he worked from 1875 to 1898 in the Canadian West and North. He surveyed the Alaska-Yukon boundary at the Yukon River in 1887-88, and in 1896 the Klondike goldfields and the townsite of Dawson. As commissioner of the Yukon Territory 1898-1901, he enjoyed a reputation as the most honest and able civil servant in the territory. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in recognition of his pioneering northern surveys. In 1966 a mountain range north of Dawson was named in his honour.
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- Morrison, William R.. "William Ogilvie". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 23 December 2015, Historica Canada. www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/william-ogilvie. Accessed 30 November 2023.
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- Morrison, W. (2015). William Ogilvie. In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/william-ogilvie
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- Morrison, William R.. "William Ogilvie." The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published December 18, 2007; Last Edited December 23, 2015.
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- The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "William Ogilvie," by William R. Morrison, Accessed November 30, 2023, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/william-ogilvie
Article by William R. Morrison
Published Online December 18, 2007
Last Edited December 23, 2015