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Fonds AM1662 - Robert W. Jackson fonds

The road in [to 8635 S.W. Marine Drive] First glimpse [of 8635 S.W. Marine Drive] Back view [of 8635 S.W. Marine Drive] Front view [of 8635 S.W. Marine Drive] Kitchen [of R.W. Jackson's home at  8635 S.W. Marine Drive] Library and bedroom [of R.W. Jackson's home at  8635 S.W. Marine Drive] Looking south east in snow [from R.W. Jackson's home at  8635 S.W. Marine Drive] Looking south in snow [from R.W. Jackson's home at  8635 S.W. Marine Drive] Looking west [from R.W. Jackson's home at  8635 S.W. Marine Drive] This is "some" work [two men sawing fallen tree] Covered with glory [two men after sawing fallen tree] Everybody happy [three men smiling for camera] Florrie, Stan, Colin and Joanne (10 months) [at the beach] Robert W. Jackson in garden at 555 St. Patrick Street, Victoria B.C.

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Robert W. Jackson fonds

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  • 1909-1970 (Creation)
    Jackson, Robert W.

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ca. 220 photographs

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Robert Weatherat Jackson came to Canada from Durham, England sometime around 1909. In 1912, he married Jessie Jane Creighton who died in 1937. Robert worked as a carpenter for Burrard Dry Dock Limited. In 1942, he married Margaret Stewart Middleton Rennie. He retired shortly after in 1946 and later moved to Victoria.

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R.W. Jackson left his estate to neighbour Agnes Bury who passed the materials on to her daughter Gladys Bury. Album containing photographs CVA 217-001 to CVA 217-012 donated in 1979 by Gladys Bury. In 1999, Gladys Bury donated an accrual including another album and photographs CVA 217-013 and CVA 217-014.

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The fonds consists of photographs by Jackson, depicting his homes in both Vancouver and Victoria, his family, friends and local scenery.

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Photographs in this fonds were assigned the prefix CVA 217.

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