to Naples for a four month tour of Italy (May - August 1864). The
collection includes a few drawings from Pompeii, panoramic views
of Rome, architectural drawings of Renaissance and Medieval structures
from Rome, Venice, Milan, Florence, Pisa, and Assissi, and sketches
of architectural details such as stained glass in Assissi and the
Baptistry doors in Florence.
In September, 1864, Bayne was in Germany, but only a few of these
drawings remain. The information about them is limited as they are
dated or numbered, but the sites are not recorded on most.
After Bayne accepted a position with the East India Railway Company
in 1866, he moved to Calcutta, India. Part of the collection includes
sketches he made on tours in India, and illustrate Muslim and Hindu
structures in Benares, Delhi, Allahabad, Madras, Ahmadabad, Bombay,
Brindabun, Chitor, Moorabad, and Calcutta.
At least four structures in India are attributed to Bayne: the East
India Railway offices (1881-84), the Huseinabad Clock Tower at Lucknow
(1881-85), the Mayo Memorial Hall at Allahabad (1879), and the Thornhill
and Mayne Memorial Library at Allahabad (1878). The presentation
drawing for the latter structure is included in the collection as
a donation from the Port Alberni Historical Society.
The other items in the collection include a photograph of Bayne,
several covers of his original European notebooks, and two certificates,
one of which commemorates his achievement in passing the Voluntary
Architectural Examiniation in 1864 with distinction, and the second
certifying his election as an Associate of the Royal Institute of