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John William Thomas Smith fonds
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- Textual record
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- Source of title proper: Title based on provenance of fonds.
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- Smith, John William Thomas
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0.01 m of textual records
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Name of creator
Jack Smith was born in Regina in 1910 and moved to Burnaby in 1930 with his family (his father was George Beddoes Smith, a journalist) where he became a friend of the Harcourt brothers. Smith was trained as a photographer, eventually working with Jack Lindsay (1940), D'Arcy Photo Studio, Thomas Hamilton (1946), Don Coultman, Taylor Pearson, and Leo's Cameras.
Scope and content
Fonds consists of incoming letters from Smith's good friend Syd (Sidney Vernon) Harcourt relating primarily to Harcourt's adventures on his scrap gold buying and trading trips throughout Canada. The Harcourt family lived on Gilley Street in Burnaby during the 1920s and early 1930s.
Immediate source of acquisition
Donated by Jack Smith in 1999.