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Fonds AM315 - Henry Whittaker fonds

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Henry Whittaker fonds

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  • 1886-1971 (Creation)
    Whittaker, Henry

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  • 0.05 m of textual records
  • 463 photographs

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Henry Whittaker was born in Rio de Janeiro. Having articled with an architectural firm in Accrington, England, in 1905 he left to work as an architectural assistant with the Sudan Government. In 1913 he arrived in Canada and joined the B.C. Government as an architectural assistant. In 1915 he was promoted to the post of Chief Architect, a position he held until his retirement in 1949. In that capacity, he designed many government buildings, including Essondale hospital, Tranquille Sanatorium and the T.B. Hospital in Vancouver. Whittaker was also an avid collector of Middle Eastern stamps. He was President of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia in 1936 and 1937.

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The fonds consists of correspondence, including a section on stamp collecting, medical records, personal documentation, and clippings.

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