Fonds AM432 - Hugh Ronald Kenvyn collection

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Hugh Ronald Kenvyn collection

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0.20 m

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(Nov. 26, 1884 - Aug 13, 1948)

Biographical history

Hugh Ronald Kenvyn was born in 1884 in Newport, South Wales. After coming to British Columbia, he joined the Daily Province in 1907 and worked as a marine reporter from 1908 to 1918. After becoming city editor, he was promoted to managing editor in 1924. Kenvyn retired from the editorship in 1938 and became associated with a firm of business consultants. In 1941, he was appointed B.C. field representative to the information section of the Wartime Prices and Trade Board. Kenvyn was an avid swimmer, yachtsmen and maritime historian, and was founder of the Vancouver Amateur Swimming Club.

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The collection consists of nine scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, including Kenvyn's regular newspaper column on matters of maritime and shipping interest "Over the Foreyard" for 1934-1938. There are also clippings from 1935 to 1948 relating to maritime and wartime matters.

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The scrapbooks were presented by Noel Robinson in 1952.


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