Fonds AM786 - Alan Morley fonds

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Alan Morley fonds

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  • 0.06 m of textual records
  • 126 drawings

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Alan Morley was a Vancouver historian and author. Morley wrote the book "Vancouver, From Milltown to Metropolis" (1961), as well as a series of articles entitled "Romance of Vancouver," which were published in the Vancouver Sun (1940).

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Fraser Wilson was born in Vancouver. He contributed cartoons to The Commonwealth and from 1937 to 1947 he was the regular cartoonist for The Sun. His cartoons appeared across eight columns of the front page every Saturday and featured an affable old fellow, "The Man-In-Vancouver's Streets".

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The fonds consists of clippings of Morley's newspaper column, "Romance of Vancouver," and the accompanying illustrations by Fraser Wilson.

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File list available. An item list of drawings is available in hardcopy in the finding aid.

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