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Grassie Jewellers fonds
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- Textual record
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- Source of title proper: Title based on the contents of the fonds.
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Dates of creation area
- Grassie, W.H.
Physical description area
0.04 m of textual records -- 6 photographs
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Name of creator
W.H. Grassie owned Grassie Jewellers stores in various locations throughout Vancouver from 1886 until the 1950s. W.H. Grassie and his wife, both originally from Ontario, arrived in Vancouver in 1886, and opened Grassie's Jewellery store on Cordova Street. For several years, W.H. Grassie worked with a partner, Sam Mason, and the store was registered as Grassie and Mason. Grassie's operated at several different locations on Cordova until 1899 when the shop moved to Cambie Street. In 1939 the business was relocated to Hastings Street. In 1951 the store moved again, this time to Seymour Street where it was managed by W.H. Grassie's son-in-law and grandson, Frank McElroy and Walter Grassie McElroy.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of Grassie's store ledger for the period 1891-1892 and 1902-1904, as well as photographs of W.H. Grassie and his wife and views of the store.
Immediate source of acquisition
Donated by Walter Grassie McElroy in 1987.
Photographs in this fonds have been assigned the prefix CVA 575.
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