A.J. Campbell

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There is little on record concerning A.J. Campbell, ALS. He obtained his commission as an Alberta Land Surveyor on February 1, 1911.

According to the book, From Compass to Satellite:

The correspondence between Deville and his inspector of field operations, William F. King, indicates many of the logistical problems caused by the necessity of administering a massive survey operation in a remote part of Canada before the construction of the CPR. King had to rely on American railroads which, from the trouble they gave him, must have been monuments to inefficiency. At one point, King had one of his assistants, A.J. Campbell, stationed in St. Paul and another, E.J. Rainboth, in Chicago, both searching for missing freight cars containing survey carts, survey posts, tentage, harness and even measuring tapes. One bonded car was broken open, and the equipment in it was shipped separately to Winnipeg, causing difficulty in identifying government property. King's reports on expenditures for equipment were promptly acknowledged by the deposit of replacement funds in account. One of King's letters acknowledges a telegram from Deville which stated that an unexpected 70 additional surveyors were on their way west. In the same letter, King sets out his plan for continuing township outline surveys through the winter if such became necessary. The whole picture is one of great activity, with unexpected problems being overcome.

From Compass to Satellite by W.D. Stretton, 1982