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Fonds AM106 - Leonard Dobbin fonds

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Leonard Dobbin fonds

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AM106

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  • 1919-1937 (Creation)
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    Dobbin, Leonard Alexander

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  • 0.12 m of textual records
  • 1 photograph

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Leonard Dobbin was a pioneer British Columbian aviator who together with his brother Edward C.W. Dobbin founded Dominion Airways Limited in 1927. In 1929 Dobbin, in partnership with Norman Alfred Yarrow of the Victoria shipbuilding firm Yarrows Limited, founded the Yarrows Aircraft Corporation Limited, which then took over Dominion Airways. Both firms failed to survive the depression.

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Transferred from the Centennial Museum in 1971.

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The fonds consists of correspondence, accounts and legal papers pertaining to Dominion Airways and Yarrows Aircraft Corporation, as well as material on aircraft and aeronautics in general. The fonds also contains the Royal Air Force records of Henry C.W. Dobbin.

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