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Fonds AM376 - Gordon Brown fonds

New Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia Foreman's Club [West] Georgia Street, Vancouver. Birks Building, Old Vancouver Hotel, New Vancouver Hotel Aerial view of northwest corner of downtown core, showing Marine Building, waterfront industries ... Seven Sisters, Stanley Park Spencer's Social and Atheletic [Athletic] Association Picnic Bowen Island Concession stand at Pacific National Exhibition for Brown's Bakery Brown Bros. Bakery parade float on Georgia Street Margaret Florence McNeil and S.G. "Pete" Brown, with Vancouver's Diamond Jubilee Cake Brown Brothers' Bakery van, decorated for a parade

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Gordon Brown fonds

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  • Textual record

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AM376

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  • 1887-1984 (Creation)
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    Brown, Stephen Gordon

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0.38 m of textual records and other material

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(1887-1984)

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Stephen Gordon "Pete" Brown came to Vancouver in 1920 to establish another bakery in a line of Brown Brothers Bakeries which his family had started in Winnipeg. He retired in 1948. He was active in numerous civic groups.

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The fonds consists of biographical information, correspondence, clippings, a minute book of the Greater Vancouver Communities Council, minutes of the Beach Avenue Memorial Association, a scrapbook, cake tops, maps, publications, tapes and photographs. Photographs depict Brown Bros. Bakery, family, friends, and scenery of Vancouver.

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Includes: 38 cm of textual records, 3 maps, 17 audio cassettes, 1 audio reel, 51 photographs, 13 cm realia.

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Photographs in this fonds have been assigned catalogue numbers with the prefix CVA 204 and CVA 506.

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