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Fonds AM55 - Queen Mary's Coronation Hostel fonds

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Queen Mary's Coronation Hostel fonds

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  • 1903-1954 (Creation)
    Queen Mary's Coronation Hostel

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  • 0.48 m of textual records : originals
  • 7 photographs

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In 1912 Lord Strathcona set up a $100,000 trust fund to establish the Hostel for "Gentlewomen born in the United Kingdom seeking employment in British Columbia." A house at 2412 Alder, built ca. 1891 by C. Gardener Johnson, was purchased and opened for this purpose in 1913 under the patronage of Lady Minto. In 1914 a working arrangement was reached between the Hostel and the Colonial Intelligence League for Educated Women, the object of which was to provide the women with preliminary training for life in Canada and to provide suitable living accommodation on their arrival. The last director was appointed in 1948, and in 1954 the property was sold. The proceeds were turned over to the Vancouver Foundation, as the Lord Strathcona Fund, to assist well-educated young women and girls from the United Kingdom to further their education in B.C.

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The fonds consists of early organizational letters, Hostel correspondence, letters of introduction, and monthly reports, 1910-1939; financial statements, 1921-1954; published items, 1913-1932; a registration book, 1912-1936; a voucher journal which records the running expenses of the Hostel, 1912-1928; and 7 photographs, 1903-ca.1947.

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Presented in 1956 by the Royal Trust Company of Vancouver, who handled the estate of Queen Mary's Coronation Hostel.


Some photographs in this fonds have been assigned the prefix CVA 539.

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