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Fonds AM245 - Quine family fonds : 1861-1885

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Quine family fonds : 1861-1885

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AM245

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  • Photocopied [195-?] (Creation)
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    Quine family

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1 folder of textual records

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Various members of the Quine family were early immigrants to Canada and New Zealand.
Radcliffe Quine (1826-1885) was a native of the Isle of Man who emigrated to America in 1844. After travelling extensively, he moved to Victoria, B.C., for the 1858 Gold Rush, and later moved to Seattle.
Francis and Mary Quine, brother and sister-in-law to Radcliffe Quine, emigrated to Kamloops in the early 1880s.
Another brother, Frederick Quine, moved to Point Levy, Canterbury Province, New Zealand by 1885.
Derril Quine, another relation, moved to the United States in 1885.

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The fonds consists of copies of correspondence between various members of the Quine family, concerning family matters, the Cariboo Gold Rush and local conditions in British Columbia. Fonds also includes a typescript copy of one letter.

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Records were donated to the Archives in 1957 by William Sergeant of the Library of Manx Museum, Douglas, Isle of Man.

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  • Box: 514-G-03 fld 02