Fonds AM96 - Robert Fraser fonds

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Robert Fraser fonds

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  • 0.1 m of textual records
  • 3 photographs
  • 1 architectural drawing

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Dr. Robert Fraser (1859-1940) was born in Westmeath, Ontario, and graduated in medicine from Queens University in 1884. He served as assistant surgeon for the C.P.R. Lake Superior Division for one year before undertaking medical studies in London, England, from 1885 to 1886. On his return, he established a medical practice in Thomasville, Ontario, before coming to Vancouver in 1921. He stood for election as a Councillor of the Municipality of Point Grey and was elected by acclamation for four terms between 1925 and 1929. He was a leading advocate of the amalgamation of Point Grey and Vancouver, and served as alderman for the XII ward (West Point Grey) for two terms. He was also on the teaching staff of the Medical Faculty of the University of Manitoba and was active in public health work. He was a member of the Greater Vancouver Health League and was one of the founders of the Preventorium.

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The fonds includes scrapbooks containing clippings and photographs compiled by Fraser; drafts of speeches; correspondence; campaign material; and a blueprint of a street paving proposed by Fraser.

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Presented by Cora Devlin in 1960.


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