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Fonds AM708 - Donald Charleson fonds

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Donald Charleson fonds

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AM708

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  • 1875-1889 (Creation)
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    Charleson, Donald Brims

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< 0.01 m of textual records

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(1842-1928)

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Donald Charleson was born in Quebec and came to Vancouver in 1885. He worked in the shipping and lumber industries. In 1889 he was awarded a contract to clear the south side of False Creek by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company. He continued to do contract work for the CPR for the next seventeen years. Charleson was a Trustee on the first Vancouver School Board from 1886 to 1887 and a founder of the Vancouver Club.

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The fonds consists primarily of correspondence and an indenture concerning the awarding of Charleson's first land clearing contract with the CPR in 1889. There is also a birth certificate for Charleson and a letter from Alexander Mackenzie.

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Folder formerly located at 580-E-07 fld 01.

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  • Box: 974-E-04 fld 78
  • Box: 580-D-02 fld 07