Fonds AM28 - Thomas Townley fonds

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Thomas Townley fonds

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  • 0.29 m of textual records
  • 13 photographs
  • 1 medal

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Thomas Townley was born in Newmarket, Ontario, and was called to the bar of Manitoba in 1886. He later travelled to Vancouver where he practiced until 1889, being at that time appointed Registrar of land titles for the District of New Westminster; from 1901 to 1910 he was also Registrar of land titles for Vancouver. In 1910 he resumed private practice; however, his association with the New Westminster office continued until 1927. In 1901 he was elected Mayor of Vancouver. As a Lieutenant-Colonel, he was also commander of Vancouver's first military unit.

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The fonds consists of miscellaneous crown grants, conveyances and deeds relating to various lots on or near Burrard Inlet in Group One, New Westminster District. There are also papers touching on court cases and claims, political organizations, business ventures and investments, and copies of deeds, conveyances, mortgages, and miscellaneous real estate correspondence, municipal, provincial and federal. Also included is a photograph album presented to Townley by his fellow officers in 1897, and Townley's Governor General's Medal for mathematics and physical science, 1881, Trinity College.

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Presented by F.L. Townley.


Pages in files 500-C-4 file 1 to 500-D-2 file 1 numbered 1-1415.

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All but 500-D-4 file 5 available on microfilm: see M-1.

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