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Fonds AM128 - Collingwood Free Library and Bursill Institute collection

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Collingwood Free Library and Bursill Institute collection

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  • ca. 1911-1928 (Creation)
    Collingwood Free Library and Bursill Institute

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2 volumes

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The Collingwood Free Library and Bursill Institute was founded by J. Francis Bursill ("Felix Penne") in 1911 to provide a free lending library for the working class residents of the Collingwood area of South Vancouver. The library was maintained as a private institution until its closure in 1953.

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The collection consists of two scrapbooks containing letters, clippings and photographs relating to the Collingwood Free Library and Bursill Institute ca. 1911-1928.

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The collection was donated by Col. Gilbert W. Hall in 1964.


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Folders formerly located at 512-A-04 fld 02-03

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  • Box: 583-F-02 fld 09-10