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Fonds AM422 - Eric Chown fonds

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Eric Chown fonds

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  • 1960-1968 (Creation)
    Chown, Eric Vickers

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  • 0.08 m of textual records (3 v.)
  • 3 photographs

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Eric Chown was born in Toronto and practiced law in Winnipeg and Shoal Lake, Manitoba. Later, he joined the Mutual Life Assurance Company of Canada and was appointed Branch Manager in Vancouver. In 1960, he was appointed Presiding Judge to Vancouver's first Citizenship Court where he served until 1968. Chown's father was Samuel Dwight Chown, a founder of the United Church of Canada.

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The fonds consists of four scrapbooks assembled by Chown. Two of them cover his tenure with the Citizenship Court (1960-1968), another deals with the War Savings Committee (1940-1942), and the last contains certificates of distinction presented to Chown as well as clippings, programs, photographs (of Kiwanis Club activities and Barbara Ann Scott) relating to the Chown family, Samuel Dwight Chown, and the United Church.

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Donated by Eric Vickers Chown in 1976 and 1982.


Photographs in this fonds have been assigned catalogue numbers with the prefix CVA 471.

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Item list of photographs available in hardcopy in the reading room.

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Formerly located at 559-D and 555-G-01.

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  • Box: 212-C-06
  • Box: 559-C-03 fld 01-02
  • Box: 548-E-01 fld 04-05
  • Box: 960-D-05 fld 03
  • Box: 555-G-03 fld 15