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Item : LEG543.2.1 - Interview with George W. Maddams

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Interview with George W. Maddams

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AM1487-: LEG543.2.1

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  • Dec. 15, 1977 (Creation)

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1 audio reel (50 min., 57 sec.) : polyester, 4.76 cm/sec, mono. ; 12.7 cm

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Audio tape was sent to the Provincial Archives of B.C. due to preservation concerns and returned to City of Vancouver Archives in 2013.

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Item is an audio reel containing a recording of an oral history interview conducted by Sue Baptie of George W. Maddams. George Maddams discusses growing up in Vancouver; father taking up property at False Creek, 1880s, and speculating in in land, 1908; family interest in music; played clarinet and later saxophone; attended Mount Pleasant School, 1903, and Alexandra School, 1908; joined musicians union, 1910; played in Vancouver theatres and on CNR ships sailing up the coast to Alaska and across the Pacific. Details of his career playing on the ships "Prince Rupert", "Southern Cross", "Princess Louise" and "Empress of Canada" during the years 1926-1939.

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Copyright: City of Vancouver; expiry: 2028-01-01

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  • Box: 707-B-03