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Fonds AM876 - Reginald Ritchie fonds

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Reginald Ritchie fonds

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  • 1869-1985, predominant 1903-1918 (Creation)
    Ritchie, Frederick Arthur Reginald

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  • 0.24 m of textual records
  • 54 photographs

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Reginald Ritchie was born in Levis, Quebec. He worked in various eastern banks before heading west to work on the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway. After a period in Alaska (1907), he eventually settled in Vancouver in 1910, where he established the Ritchie Contracting and Supply Company with his brother, Purves. He served in the Engineer Mechanical Division during World War I. After the war, he resumed his business career with his brother in Purves Ritchie Company and Ritchie Equipment Company, acting as Managing Director until 1961.

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The fonds consists of portions of a manuscript about Ritchie's early days in the west and Alaska; personal and business correspondence; mementos of World War I; and photographs.

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Donated by Carol Ann (Ritchie) Tabbers, February 28, 1985.


Photographs in this fonds have been assigned catalogue numbers with the prefix CVA 593.

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