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Fonds AM979 - Sir George Bury fonds

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Sir George Bury fonds

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AM979

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  • Photocopied 1987 (Creation)
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    Bury, George, Sir

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  • 0.15 m of textual records
  • 22 photographs

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(1866-1958)

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Sir George Bury was born in Montreal in 1866. He secured a job with the Canadian Pacific Railway, rising to the position of Vice President by the start of World War I. In 1917, he travelled to Russia at the request of the British government to study the Russian railway system and the Revolution. He received his knighthood in 1917 and retired to Vancouver the following year.

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The fonds consists of correspondence, articles written by Bury, and photographs by Bury pertaining to the Russian Revolution.

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Formerly located at 599-A-04

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  • Box: 599-A-05 fld 10-17