Fonds AM346 - John E. Walker collection

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John E. Walker collection

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0.03 m

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Joshua Attwood Reynolds Homer was the maternal grandfather of Dr. John Walker. Homer arrived in British Columbia as a gold seeker in the spring of 1858. He eventually settled in New Westminster and worked in the lumber and milling business. In 1863 he was elected to the first legislative council of British Columbia. Three years later, as High Sheriff, he read the proclamation which united the Colony of Vancouver Island with the mainland. In 1882 he was elected as a member of the Canadian House of Commons, a position he held until his death in the fall of 1886. Homer was the first Member of Parliament to represent the City of Vancouver after incorporation.

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The collection consists of photocopies of a memoir written by Dr. John E. Walker about J.A.R. Homer and a scrapbook.

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Copied from the original, which was loaned to the Archives by Dr. John E. Walker in 1977.


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The fonds includes records from a separate accrual formerly identified as AM349.

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Folders formerly located at 550-B-05 fld 02-03.

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  • Box: 550-A-03 fld 08-10