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Fonds AM589 - Walter Hamilton fonds

Oakland-Yukon International Sourdough Banquet, St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco Cousin Joseph Kinsella 1752 First Avenue East our Grandview home [Group in front of] Prince Albert parsonage [The old first Hamilton's farm house in Huron Township, Bruce County, Ontario] Balloon Route Excursion Party taken at National Soldiers Home Colonel Stewart [Stuart] Wood recently retired R.C.M.P. Commissioner for Canada Donald, Margaret and Jack Hastings Dr. Howard [and Mrs. Amy] Hastings' children Edward and Maggie Hamilton [and their children] Albert, Gertie, Flo [and] Gilbert Ferdinand Hartwick and Annie Hartwick [nee Hamilton] Four generations George and Ethel Hartwick's sons George Tracey Grandfather and Grandmother Totten after their golden wedding Ida and Walter [Hamilton] taken near the dome on Bonanza Creek International Sourdough reunion International Sourdough reunion, Alexandria Hotel, Los Angeles Jennie Fife L.C. Hall, S.Gordon McLellan, Alfred Jarvis [and] Walter R. Hamilton L.N. Mc Questen Mabelle McGarity (Mrs. Glen) and Lucy Kinsella (Mrs. Gaudet) Members of the Vancouver Police Force who were overseas Minerva Greenway, M.D. Miss Margaret Ogilvie Mr. and Mrs. John Kinsella and family Mrs. John McGarity (nee Minnie Revington), Lizzie Kinsella, Cousin  Lizzie and baby Oakland [Sourdough] reunion Oakland Sourdough reunion Our [Hamilton] wedding group on farm lawn Reginald [Hamilton] 6 weeks old S.S. No. 2 Huron [school] Samuel (Doupe?) and family Uncle William and Aunt Mary Hamilton [with] Willie, Jennie and Fred Vancouver Yukoners' annual March banquet and ball Vancouver Yukoners' Association banquet and ball - Hotel Georgia Walter R. Hamilton West of Bute on U. Pacific when we were on our honeymoon coming west Wolseley Barracks, London Ontario Yukoners' annual banquet, Hotel Georgia Yukoners' annual banquet, Hotel Georgia Yukoners' re-union banquet and dance, Ambassador Cafe, Vancouver Yukoners' reunion banquet, Hotel Georgia

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Walter Hamilton fonds

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  • 1906-1961 (Creation)
    Hamilton, Walter Robert

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0.13 m of textual records and other material

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Walter Robert Hamilton was born in Rawdon, Quebec, July 9, 1872. He travelled to the Yukon during the 1898 gold rush. He later joined the government service in the Yukon and remained there until about 1909. After moving to Vancouver, Hamilton served as an alderman from 1913 to 1918 and also as a police commissioner for that time. He also served on the Federal Milk Committee. He was a partner in several real estate and insurance agencies, primarily with Orr-Hamilton Ltd. He retired around 1945. He remained interested in mining and the development of the Yukon. He became President of the International Sourdoughs in 1960. He died March 23, 1964.

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The fonds consists of correspondence on several topics, particularly the development of a steel industry in B.C. As well, there are reports on milk supply, wood as a fuel, the financial history of West Vancouver and development of the Fraser River basin. A large quantity of clippings reflect Hamilton's interest in civic politics, mining, temperance, and the history and development of the Yukon. Also included are maps, postcards and photographs.

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Includes: 13 cm of textual records, 4 maps, ca. 50 postcards, 44 photographs.

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Records donated by Frances Hamilton in 1978.


Photographic images in this fonds have been assigned catalogue numbers with the prefix CVA 587.

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