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Henry Herbert Stevens fonds
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- Textual record
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1878-1935, 1966, 1968 (Creation)
- Stevens, Henry Herbert
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- 1.36 m of textual records
- 48 photographs
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Name of creator
Henry Herbert Stevens was born in England in 1878 and went to Peterborough, Ontario, with his family in 1887. He moved to Vernon, B.C. in 1894, where he worked as a grocer, a miner and a prospector. During the Depression, Stevens served in the American Army in the Philippines and in China during the Boxer Rebellion. He then went into the real estate and insurance business in Vancouver, becoming president of Vancouver Holdings Limited. He served as an alderman (1910-1911), Conservative MP for Vancouver ridings (1911-1930), and MP for East Kootenay (1930-1940). In 1921 and from 1930-34 he was Minister of Trade and Commerce, and in 1926 was Minister of Customs and Excise. In 1935 he formed the Reconstruction Party, rejoining the Conservative Party in 1938. From 1952-53 he served as the president of the Vancouver Board of Trade, running unsuccessfully in the federal election of 1953. He died on June 14, 1973, in Vancouver.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of correspondence and other materials on East Indian immigration, 1912-1916; the Komagata Maru incident, 1914 and 1916; immigration matters other than East Indian, 1912-1925; Vancouver port facilities, 1913-1916; the drug problem in Vancouver, 1921-1922; provincial politics in B.C., 1921-1923; the Grain Inquiry, 1918 and 1923-1924; and the Salmon Fisheries Treaty with the U.S.A., 1929. The fonds also includes clippings, scrapbooks, photographs (showing logging by the Aeroplane Spruce Company and various mills on the B.C. coast), and published items.
Immediate source of acquisition
Presented in part by H.H. Stevens in 1946.
Photographs in this fonds have been assigned item numbers with the prefix "CVA 141" and "CVA 461"
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Restrictions on access
Access to originals in 509-D-7 is restricted for conservation reasons; available on microfilm only (see M-3).
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File list available; item list for some files available.