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Fonds AM800 - George Henry Cowan fonds

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George Henry Cowan fonds

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AM800

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  • 1867-1957 (Creation)
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    Cowan, George Henry

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1.1 m of textual records

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George H. Cowan was born June 17, 1858 in Watford, Ontario and was educated at the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall. He was called to the bar of Ontario in 1889. He moved to British Columbia in 1893 and was called to the bar in that year. In 1894 he organized the first Conservative Association of Vancouver and was it's first secretary. He was a lawyer with several firms and the city solicitor for Vancouver and surrounding municipalities in 1907 to 1910. In politics he served as a Member of Parliament for Vancouver from 1908 to 1911 when he didn't run for re-election. He was an author and public speaker. Included among his works are "The Chinese Question in Canada" and "Better Terms for British Columbia". Cowan died September 20,1935.

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The fonds consists of correspondence, speeches and related notes, expense reports, certificates and publications pertaining to Cowan's personal life, political involvement and career and his legal career.

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Donated by Cowan's granddaughter Irene Patricia McGeer in 1982.

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