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Fonds AM373 - George Small fonds

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George Small fonds

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AM373

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  • 1906-1948 (Creation)
    Creator
    Small, George

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2 cms of textual records
ca. 600 photographs

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(1850-1936)

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George Small was born in Southampton, England in 1850. He emigrated to Ithaca, New York before moving to Canada. He married Delphine and had two children Edith and Arthur. Small was involved in the lumber industry in New York State until retirement in 1926. In British Columbia he was president of the McGuire Lumber and Timber Company of New Westminster. He served on the Board of Directors of the Royal Columbian Hospital as President and Finance Chairman. The Small family lived at 691 - 3rd Avenue, New Westminster. George Small died on October 10 1936 at the age of 86.

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Fonds consists of family photographs depicting numerous locations in the Lower Mainland. New Westminster features prominently with photographs of Queens Park, The Woodlands Asylum, and the Small residence. Also present are photographs of Vancouver and Crescent Beach, Surrey. Also includes Christmas cards and memorials of Arthur Small's funeral in 1933 and George's in 1936.

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The material was donated to the Archives by Mrs. A Mitchell in August 1975

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  • Box: 552-E-07 fld 01-05
  • Box: 201-B-07 fld 04