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 Commemorative Gathering of Pioneers in Stanley Park for 40th Anniversary of Great Fire B. Russell, Lord Tweedsmuir and John Vallance at the Val Marie Dam Manitoba Bread and Cake Manufacturers' Convention The Bach Choir Vancouver Board of Trade farewell luncheon to the old Vancouver Hotel Orpheus Club in "The Gondoliers" Orchestra and cast in unidentified performance Banquet and opening of the Hastings Community Hall Speirs Parnell, Annual Picnic, Selkirk Park Cedar tree, 61 feet circumference, Stanley Park Cor. Cambie and Hastings Sts. Northeast corner of Beach Avenue and Thurlow Street One of the Empress Liners sailing from Vancouver to the Orient Sailing Race, English Bay Stanley Park Cariboo Highway, Fraser River Skyline of Vancouver from Hastings Mill wharf The rolling hills near Kamloops

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Gordon Brown fonds

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0.38 m of textual records and other material

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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, 66 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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  • Box: 211-B-07
  • Box: 198-A-07