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Fonds AM977 - Mitchell family fonds

Clondike [Klondike] supplies at Thomas Dunn & Co. Ltd., Cordova Street Clondike [Klondike] supplies at Thomas Dunn & Co. Ltd., Cordova Street [Dunn & Co. Hardware] Cordova Street, Vancouver 606 Georgia Street [Stanley Park Stables] 601 Seymour Street [Alex Mitchell's Stanley Park Livery] A drive around the park, Stanley Park Stables, a typical party in 1901 Irish automobile "Tally-Ho" - Stanley Park Stables A group of Ontario visitors [in front of hollow tree] Mr. Edwards of Armstrong & Edwards. Undertakers with carriage outside premises on Westminster... Dr. Colin Henderson driving horse and buggy The big tree in Stanley Park, Stanley Park Stables [horses] Alex Mitchell's, Stanley Park Livery, 601 Seymour Street Dr. C. N. Henderson and Alex Mitchell in front of Stanley Park Stables Vancouver Lacrosse team Grand Lodge Oddfellows, Victoria B.C. C.P.R. Piers A and B Executive, Vancouver Pioneers' Association 414 Princess Street, residence of Alex Mitchell Elementary school class portrait Class portrait at West School, corner of Burrard and Barclay Streets Class portrait at West School, corner of Burrard and Barclay Streets [Class portrait at] West School, Vancouver B.C. Class portrait on school steps Mitchell [group portrait] Baron's Auto House at 1040 Hornby Street Parking lot across from Baron's Auto House, 1000 block of Hornby Street B.C. Electric Railway Company observation car,  "Teddy" Lyons, conductor Woman and man seated on rock in park May Day [carriage in Stanley Park] Britannia High School girls basketball portrait King George High [field] hockey team Ice Delivery Co. Ltd. Building Church [choir] Vancouver Athletic Hall, corner at Beatty and Dunmuir Streets Dawson School [portrait of students and teachers] Vancouver Pioneers Picnic, Fraser Valley Lodge

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Mitchell family fonds

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AM977

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  • 1892-1986 (Creation)
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    Mitchell, Alex

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0.13 m of textual records
ca. 50 photographs

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(1865-1948)

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Alex Mitchell was born near Bayfield, Huron County, Ontario. His early life was spent on the family farm. In 1889 he moved to Vancouver where he was initially employed by Thomas Dunn & Co., a wholesale and retail hardware business. From 1898 to 1916 he was proprietor of Stanley Park Stables Ltd. and, from 1916 to 1935, manager of Ice Delivery Co. In 1895 he married Louisa Richardson of Vancouver. A member of the Vancouver Pioneers' Association, Alex Mitchell served as president of the association in 1928 and later as secretary. Their daughter, Marion (Dan), was one of six children.

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Fonds consists of correspondence, Mitchell family history records, certificates, invitations, Vancouver Pioneers' Association records and photographs.

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Photographs in this fonds were assigned to the identifier CVA 319.

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