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Fonds AM574 - James Williams fonds

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James Williams fonds

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AM574

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  • 1914-[ca. 1935] (Creation)
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    Williams, James Barclay

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0.08 m of textual records

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(1882-1972)

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James Barclay "Barney" Williams came to Vancouver in 1902 and worked as a newspaperman. He joined the City Government in 1911 as the Land Purchasing and Claims Agent. During this time he studied law and became City Solicitor in 1922. He was appointed head of the Legal Department in 1932. Both he and the City Clerk were dismissed in February 1935. Subsequently Williams moved to Alert Bay and was appointed a Provincial Magistrate in 1939.

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The fonds consists of a legal precedent book, 1921-1935 and two case notebooks, 1914-1920.

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  • Box: 567-B-02 fld 06-07