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Fonds AM140 - Salsbury family fonds

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Salsbury family fonds

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  • 1884-1936, 1961 (Creation)
    Salsbury family

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0.05 m of textual records

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William Ferriman Salsbury (1847-1938) was a native of Surrey, England. He came to Canada in 1870 and was involved in the management of the Grand Trunk Railway of Canada until 1881, when he joined the financial staff of the Canadian Pacific Railway. He came west to Port Moody and served as treasurer of the Pacific Division of the CPR from 1886 to 1912. In Vancouver he served as alderman for Ward I, in 1893-1894, and was involved in many community projects. His son, Frederick Thurston Salsbury (1880-1953) served as manager of the Bank of British North America in Dawson, Yukon, for many years. After his return to Vancouver, Frederick Salsbury took an active interest in sports, especially cricket and rowing.

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The fonds includes two typed copies of letters written by W.F. Salsbury [Jr.?] to his wife Sarah describing his experiences on the first train to cross Canada from Montreal to Port Moody; letters to Frederick Salsbury; records pertaining to W.F. Salsbury's appointment as a Justice of the Peace; Masonic certificates; and a scrapbook of letters, invitations and other material relating to the Canadian rowing crew sent to the 1924 Olympic Games (Paris).

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Presented in part by Frederick Salsbury on an unknown date and by Ernest Salsbury Earle in 1964. The copies of the letters to Sarah Salsbury were made from originals loaned by Mr. Arthur Salsbury of Vancouver in 1937.


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Historical notes on the Salsbury family, compiled by Bill Earle, were presented to the Archives in August 2001 and have been added to the case file for this fonds.

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Folders formerly located at 512-E-02 fld 07-10.

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  • Box: 614-D-07 fld 13-16