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Fonds AM149 - Francis Black fonds

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Francis Black fonds

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  • 1892-1910 (Creation)
    Black, Francis Mollison

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0.01 m of textual records : originals

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Francis Mollison Black was born in Scotland in 1871. In 1891 he was appointed to the Vancouver branch of the Bank of B.C. He subsequently moved to Calgary, where he was appointed a public utilities commissioner for Alberta. In 1918 he became treasurer of the United Grain Growers, with headquarters in Winnipeg, and from 1922 to 1935 he was treasurer of the Manitoba Government. From 1927 to 1932 he was chair of the fruit and vegetable commission set up under B.C.'s Produce Marketing Act. In 1932 he took over the management of Kootenay Belle Gold Mines.

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The fonds includes an article by F.M. Black, published in Scotland in 1893, entitled Down the Selkirks on the Cowcatcher, together with a covering letter by Black to Mr. Cotterell of the C.P.R. The fonds also includes newspaper clippings.

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Presented in 1936 by Mr. F.M. Black of Vancouver, and in 1956 by the C.P.R.


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Folder formerly located at 512-E-05 fld 01.

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  • Box: 512-E-03 fld 15