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Fonds AM81 - George Maxwell fonds

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George Maxwell fonds

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  • 1861-[ca. 1900] (Creation)
    Maxwell, George Ritchie

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  • 0.03 m of textual records
  • 2 photographs

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Reverend George Maxwell was born in 1857 in Stonehouse, South Lanarkshire, Scotland. He was a graduate of the University of Glasgow and was ordained to the Presbyterian ministry in 1880. He emigrated to Canada and served as a pastor of Presbyterian Churches at St. Sylvester, Lower Leeds and Trois Rivieres in Quebec. He came to Vancouver in 1890, where he served as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church until his election to the House of Commons as a Liberal MP in 1896. He sat for Vancouver until his death in 1902, and was instrumental in obtaining a Carnegie grant for the Vancouver Public Library.

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The fonds consists of Maxwell's essays and sermons along with photographs of the Synod of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, taken in 1861, and a photograph of Maxwell taken at a church picnic in the 1890s.

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Presented by Mrs. R.C. Maxwell in 1965.


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  • Box: 511-A-05 fld 05-06
  • Box: 177-E-06 fld 02