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Fonds AM535 - Caple family collection

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Caple family collection

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  • 1873-1940 (Creation)
    Caple family

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0.01 m of textual records

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Norman Caple came to Vancouver from Bristol, England, in 1888. He established a photography studio with his partner, Richard Trueman, and their studio produced many images of early Vancouver. In 1893, they dissolved their partnership and Norman Caple opened a stationery store on Hastings Street. Mr. Caple and his wife, Florence, had four sons: Leonard, who was killed overseas during World War One; Montague, a lawyer; Harold, a doctor; and Kenneth, who was the director of the C.B.C.'s operations in B.C.

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The collection consists of a school letter from Norman Caple to his mother in 1873, a Kitsilano Co-operative Society passbook, 1938-1944 re Edith Caple's transactions in the Co-op, and newsclippings re Caple family, 1934 and 1940.

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Presented by Mrs. E.B. Caple in 1977.


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  • Box: 565-G-06 fld 06-08