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Fonds AM169 - Alexander Godfrey fonds

Portrait of Alexander Godfrey (left) and Chris Godfrey Portrait of Alexander Godfrey as a young man Portrait of Alexander Godfrey Portrait of Harriet Ellen Lee Godfrey Portrait of Alexander Godfrey and Harriet Ellen Lee Godfrey Harriet Ellen Lee (centre) in 100 year old bonnet - with two friends Portrait of the Lee sisters, including Harriet Ellen Lee Minnie Lee and Harriet Ellen Lee (on right) with [Alexander Godfrey] A church choir group including Harriet Ellen Lee Godfrey (arrow) Portrait of John Howard Godfrey, aged 3 years John Howard Godfrey aged 3 years with lacrosse stick Eva Godfrey with Roy Pearson's dog (Keno) at Boundary Bay Eva Godfrey at English Bay Boarders at Godfrey home, 813 Hornby Street (second from right Oscar Orr) View of St. Paul's Indian Mission Church from the water The Aristocracy of 813 Hornby Street. [boarders] Alex Godfrey with a group of men on a farm wagon, Manitoba North Vancouver ferry at dock with passengers boarding Godfrey family in an open touring car at the hollow tree in Stanley Park Wing Commander Lindsay Gordon on float of the first trans-Canada aeroplane at Jericho Beach Harriet Ellen Lee (Hattie) posed on a swing in a photographer's studio accompanied by a woma... Portrait of Harriet Ellen Lee and two women friends Three women and a man including Harriet Ellen Lee posed in outdoor clothes in a photographer&#039...

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Alexander Godfrey fonds

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AM169

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  • 1876-1928 (Creation)
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    Godfrey, Alexander

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  • 0.1 m of textual records
  • 20 photographs

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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.

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Photographs in this fonds have been assigned item numbers with the prefix "CVA 162"

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