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William Drake fonds
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- Textual record
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- Source of title proper: Title based on the contents of the fonds.
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1896-1914; 1928 (Creation)
- Drake, William E.
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1 folder of textual records
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Name of creator
William E. Drake (1864-1940) was a businessman and manager in Vancouver.
He was born in Kingsville, Ontario, the son of Dr. and Mrs. W.H. Drake. He moved to Vancouver in 1892 to work as manager of the Vancouver branch of the McClary Manufacturing Company. In 1898, he was declared the attorney for the Company at its British Columbia headquarters on Water Street. He resigned from this company in 1911, and later worked for the B.C. Agency of A.C. Leslie and Co. Ltd. He retired from this position in 1928, and died in Vancouver in 1940.
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Scope and content
The fonds consists of business letter received by William Drake. Letters include: communications from John McClary and other McClary Manufacturing Company officials; letters from various business contacts following the announcement of his resignation; and a letter of appreciation from the A.C. Leslie and Company.
Immediate source of acquisition
Records were donated to the Archives by H.D. Drake (brother of William Drake) at an unkown date.