Fonds AM753 - Elizabeth Abbott fonds

River scene Three women on bank of river Still life of flowers Strathcona Horse contingent C.P.R. Station at the foot of Granville Street Leaving for Boer War Farm house Three men in field with dogs and horses Three men in field with dogs and horses Branding cattle Big Rock, Spanish River Footbridge across Spanish River Spanish Crossing Sudbury, West End Railway at Pogamasing Creek Sink hole beside railway tracks Sir Donald Smith driving last spike of the C.P.R. Opening of Mission Bridge C.P.R. officials at Stoney Creek Lord Stanley and party at a station beside C.P.R. engine #377 on the historic trip west Group of men on steps at entrance to building Arrival [of] Duke and Duchess of York House with Granville Street Bridge and old C.P.R. Bridge in background Brunette Mills on the Fraser Brunette Mills on the Fraser Columbia Street River Fraser Part of Cordova Street, Vancouver Springer - Van Bremer block at the corner of Cordova Street and Cambie Street [View of] Vancouver, B.C., from C.P.R. Hotel [View of] Vancouver, B.C., from C.P.R. Hotel [View of] Vancouver, B.C., from C.P.R. Hotel [View of] Vancouver, B.C., from C.P.R. Hotel [View of] Vancouver [harbour] C.P.R. Docks, Vancouver Prospect Point, Stanley Park Hastings Street West Cordova Street, Vancouver R.M.S. Empress of India Stanley Park in autumn Trout fishing Harrison River, B.C. 1 1/2 days catch off one rod by C.W. Robson Esq. C.P.R. Dock, Vancouver [with an Empress ship docked] Siwash Indian Camp, B.C. Salmon canning on Fraser R[iver] Indians fishing in Fraser River near Yale Winter view apple orchard, Maple Grove Dairy Farm near Mission City, B.C. Flooding over railroad tracks Flooding over railroad tracks Flooding over railroad tracks Flooding over railroad tracks
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Elizabeth Abbott fonds

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  • 0.01 m of textual records
  • 125 photographs

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Elizabeth Abbott was the daughter of R.H. Alexander, an early Vancouver pioneer. She was married to J. L. G. Abbott, a Vancouver lawyer.

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The fonds consists of four letters written by William Hart-McHarg, the law partner of J.L.G. Abott, to Elizabeth Abbott; clippings and newspapers covering the wars; and photographs of McHarg in uniform. Fonds also consists of two photograph albums containing family photographs and commercial Edward Bros. photographs.

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Photographs in "CVA 256" were donated by Mrs. Helen Abbott in 1980. The rest of "AM753" was donated by Mrs. Helen Abbott in 1981.


CVA 256 was moved from existing as a stand-alone fonds to a series under the Elizabeth Abbott fonds (AM753).

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