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Fonds AM131 - Vancouver Horticultural Society and Farmers Institute fonds

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Vancouver Horticultural Society and Farmers Institute fonds

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AM131

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  • 1914-1973 (Creation)
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    Vancouver Horticultural Society and Farmers Institute

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  • 1.2 m of textual records
  • 1 photograph

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Three horticultural societies in Point Grey, South Vancouver and Greater Vancouver were formed as a result of interest in gardening during and following World War I. In 1929 the three societies amalgamated to form the Vancouver Horticultural Society and Farmers Institute.

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The fonds consists of bound programmes for horticultural events, 1914-1952; correspondence; a photograph of the Second Horticultural Exhibition of the South Vancouver Horticultural Society, 1917; the constitution and by-laws of the South Vancouver Horticultural Association, 1922; constitution and by-laws of the Vancouver Horticultural Society; minute books, 1929-1933 and 1939-1954; financial statements, 1940-1972; general correspondence, 1948-1972; bulletins, 1949-1965; certificates received and awarded, 1932-1958; and miscellaneous horticultural publications, 1937-1973.

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Presented by Mrs. W. Pleming of Vancouver and in 1974 by Mrs. D. Whitworth of Vancouver.

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