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Fonds AM822 - Chippendale family fonds

Ambrosia Chippendale, age 33 Sheyla Chippendale Barbara Chippendale

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Chippendale family fonds

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  • 1876-1992 (Creation)
    Chippendale family

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  • 0.3 m of textual records
  • 144 photographs

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Thomas Chippendale V (1886-1959), direct descendant of the famed eighteenth century cabinet maker, Thomas Chippendale I, was a noted teacher, craftsman, musician and priest. Born in England, he came to Vancouver in 1912. He became one of the founders of Vancouver Technical High School, and taught at Magee High School for many years. After his retirement in 1951, he became an ordained Liberal Catholic priest. Barbara Pollard Chippendale was born in England, married Thomas Chippendale in 1912, and came with him to Vancouver. She was an active social worker, and founded the Vancouver Civilian Mothers' Pension Association in 1921. She died in 1972. A daughter, Sheyla, was a musician who pursued a singing career in Vancouver and New York.

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The fonds consists of records of Thomas Chippendale V, Barbara Chippendale, Sheyla Chippendale, and others; correspondence, genealogical material, clipping books, and photographs. Fonds also includes research material and correspondence concerning Thomas Chippendale V by Charles M. Rice.

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Donated by Sheyla Scott Chippendale in 1983, 1991, and 1992.


Photographs in this fonds have been assigned the prefix CVA 720.

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