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Charles Busteed Fowler fonds
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1825, 1874-1940 (Creation)
- Fowler, Major Charles Busteed
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- 0.04 m of textual records
- 12 drawings
- 4 photographs: prints
- 1 watercolour painting
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Name of creator
Major Charles Busteed Fowler (1849-1941) was a soldier, then an architect who worked in England, the United States, and Vancouver.
He was born in Cork, Ireland, and began his military career in 1867 with the 4th Dragoons. He served in the Egyptian War, the South African War, and later during the First World War was in command of the Home Guard of Vancouver.
He became a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1879, and in 1908 he moved to the United States, where he designed and restored many buildings, especially churches. In 1913 he arrived in Vancouver where he continued his architectural practice. He was elected an honourary life member of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia in 1939.
In addition to his professional activities, Fowler was also an active member of the Vancouver Walking Club.
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Fonds consists of records created and received by Fowler in his personal and professional life. Records include invitations, correspondence, notes by Fowler on his various experiences, biographical and genealogical notes, Fowler's will and parting letters to his wife, sketches, and other materials.
Immediate source of acquisition
Some records were donated to the Archives at an unknown date by Mrs. C.B. Fowler of Vancouver. Records were also donated in 1992 by Mr. and Mrs. Summerfield of North Vancouver and Mary Zahar in 2009 and 2012.
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AM1444-C34 - John Raven collection.
Add. MSS. 1144 has been amalgamated with Add. MSS. 214; citations for these records should therefore refer only to Add. MSS. 214.