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Thomas Kilpatrick fonds
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- Textual record
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1903; 1909; reproduced [1973?] (Creation)
- Kilpatrick, Thomas
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1 folder of textual records
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Name of creator
Thomas Kilpatrick (1857-1939) was an official with the Canadian Pacific Railway who was involved in the erecting of a monument to Douglas Hector, son of Sir James Hector, K.C.M.G., Geologist and Explorer to the Palliser Expedition of 1957-1860).
Kilpatrick was the Superintendent of the Mountain and Shuswap Divisions of the C.P.R. in Revelstoke, B.C. when Sir James Hector and his son Douglas arrived in their area on a trip in 1903. Soon, Douglas Hector became ill and was taken to the Revelstoke Hospital, where he later died of peritonitis resulting from a ruptured appendix. Shortly afterwards, a fund was established to erect a memorial in the Revelstoke Cemetery, and subscriptions were received from individuals in Canada, the United States, and Britain.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of photocopies of records created and received by Thomas Kilpatrick as a result of his work in fundraising for the Hector Memorial project. Records include: correspondence, lists, accounts, a copy of the monument's inscription, and a letter from Kilpatrick's son, Thomas Donald Kilpatrick, describing his father's involvement in the Hector Memorial.
Immediate source of acquisition
Fonds was donated to the Archives in 1973 by Thomas Donald Kilpatrick.