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Fonds AM111 - Sam Brighouse fonds

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Sam Brighouse fonds

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  • 1912-1926 (Creation)
    Brighouse, Sam

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0.18 m of textual records

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Sam Brighouse was a native of Huddersfield, Yorkshire, who arrived in New Westminster in June 1862. He purchased the first landholdings within what is now the west end of Vancouver together with John Morton and William Hailstone. He later followed a career of farming in Richmond. Brighouse returned to Vancouver in 1881 and stood for alderman in the civic election of 1887, after having been one of the principal persons involved in obtaining the City Charter. In 1911 he returned to England; he died in England in 1913.

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The fonds consists of copies of drafts of Brighouse's will, as well as correspondence and other documents submitted to the Supreme Court of British Columbia between 1913-1926 in the course of the settlement of conflicting claims of his heirs.

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Donated by J.A. Byron in 1950.


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