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Walter Hamilton fonds
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- Textual record
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- Hamilton, Walter Robert
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0.13 m of textual records and other material
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Name of creator
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.
Scope and content
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.
Includes: 13 cm of textual records, 4 maps, ca. 50 postcards, 44 photographs.
Immediate source of acquisition
Records donated by Frances Hamilton in 1978.
Photographic images in this fonds have been assigned catalogue numbers with the prefix CVA 587.