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Alexander Godfrey fonds
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- Godfrey, Alexander
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- 0.1 m of textual records
- 20 photographs
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Name of creator
Alexander Godfrey was born in Mount Forest, Ontario. He went to Manitoba around 1876, where he stayed until 1887. At that time he came to Vancouver and went into the hardware business with his brother Thomas. Godfrey was elected alderman for Ward 2 for 1891-1892. In 1894 he moved to New Westminster where he had his own business, and in 1899 he went to Atlin as an agent for Dunn Hardware. In 1900 he moved to Dawson where he died suddenly of pneumonia.
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The fonds include letters written by Godfrey to his wife and family from Atlin and Dawson, 1899-1900; a copy of his marriage certificate, 1889; a list of signatures supporting Godfrey as alderman in 1891; two school report cards of Eva Godfrey, 1901 and 1907; photographs of Godfrey and his family and of a view of St. Paul's Indian Mission Church in North Vancouver; and newspapers The Atlin Claim, 1899-1909, The Klondike Nugget, 1900, and others, 1891-1909.
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Presented in May 1972 by Mrs. J.E. Cunningham of Vancouver.
Photographs in this fonds have been assigned item numbers with the prefix "CVA 162"
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