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Fonds AM210 - John Henry Cates fonds

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John Henry Cates fonds

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  • 1945-1950 (Creation)
    Cates, John Henry

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0.3 m of textual records

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Captain John Henry Cates was born in 1896 in Moodyville (now North Vancouver), the son of Charles Henry Cates, founder of the tugboat company C.H. Cates and Sons. In addition to his partnership in this company, Cates was also active with the British Columbia Liberal party, serving as an M.L.A. for North Vancouver from 1945-1952. He also served as the Minister of Labour in the Liberal/Progressive Conservation coalition government.

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Fonds consists of personal and political correspondence. Letters relate to government activities, political campaigns, requests of local constituents, social events and community projects, and other matters. Fonds also includes some other materials, such as bills and receipts, invitations and other items.
Fonds contains two series: 1) Personal correspondence; 2) Political correspondence.

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Records were donated to the Archives in 1972 by Captain John H. Cates.


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Original envelopes (3) addressed to Donald Stewart removed to vault - see spreadsheet

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