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Fonds AM444 - James Hamilton collection

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James Hamilton collection

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AM444

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  • 1932 (Creation)
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    Hamilton, James

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0.02 m

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James Hamilton was secretary of the Vancouver Merchants' Exchange from its inception in 1921 until his retirement in 1944. He was considered an expert on British Columbia's marine history. His books included "Western Shores" (1932) and "The All-Red Route" (1960) and he contributed to "Harbour and Shipping" for many years under the name of "Captain Kettle". Hamilton passed away in 1964 at the age of 85.

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The collection consists of carbon copies of a typescript draft of Hamilton's "Western Shores", which was a collection of stories and recollections of events relating to B.C. maritime history.

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Provenance is unknown.

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  • Box: 562-D-01 fld 02