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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1857]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 9 x 6 cm, mounted on card 10 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph is a vignetted studio portrait of James Bateman with a full beard, dressed in a three-piece suit. James Bateman is the father of Edwin Wettenhall Bateman.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 9 x 6 cm, mounted on card 10 x 6 cm
Material Details
Photograph is mounted on a card supplied by the photographic studio
Scope and Content
Photograph is a vignetted studio portrait of James Bateman with a full beard, dressed in a three-piece suit. James Bateman is the father of Edwin Wettenhall Bateman.
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts - Portraits
Names
Bateman, James
Geographic Access
United Kingdom
Accession Code
BV004.28.6
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Date
[1857]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
09-Jun-09
Scale
100
Photographer
Brom, Barnes & Bell
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in blue ink on recto of photograph reads: "Father/ EWB"
On verso of the card mount is information regarding the photo studio, including locations of studio branches, services, awards, patents
Printed on verso of card mount: "Brom, Barnes & Bell / PHOTOGRAPHERS / COPYRIGHT RESERVED"
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1922
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.2 x 9.3 cm on page 17.5 x 24.5 cm
Item No.
020-014
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Rock of Gibraltar off the Iberian Peninsula. A note written along the top of the page to which this picture is affixed reads "From the Young Doc's Camera" but it is not known to whom that refers.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1922
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Peers Photograph Album
Description Level
Item
Item No.
020-014
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.2 x 9.3 cm on page 17.5 x 24.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Rock of Gibraltar off the Iberian Peninsula. A note written along the top of the page to which this picture is affixed reads "From the Young Doc's Camera" but it is not known to whom that refers.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Rock Formations
Notes
Title based on caption accompanying photograph
Geographic Access
United Kingdom
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Ellenor Murray's brother

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Collection/Fonds
Murray family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia (cabinet card) ; 9 x 6 cm, mounted on card 10 x 6 cm
Item No.
548-002
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a family of three taken at a photographic studio in Newcastle-On-Tyne. Either the man or the child in the photograph has been identified as Ellenor Murray's brother.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Collection/Fonds
Murray family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
548-002
Accession Number
2012-31
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia (cabinet card) ; 9 x 6 cm, mounted on card 10 x 6 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of a family of three taken at a photographic studio in Newcastle-On-Tyne. Either the man or the child in the photograph has been identified as Ellenor Murray's brother.
Photographer
Dickson, Jas.
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in pencil on verso of photograph reads: "Mother's Brother"
Photographer's studio markings on recto of cabinet card read: "Jas. Dickinson / Newcastle-On-Tyne"
Photographers studio markings on verso of cabinet card read: "The Portrait / City Gallery / Photographic Artist / Jas Dickinson / Grainger Street Newcastle-On-Tyne / Negatives Kept / Additional Copies Can Always Be Obtained / Portraits of Every Description Enlarged / Portrait Clubs."
Geographic Access
United Kingdom
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.97.3
Description
Pin, round, enamelled brass. Wide blue border around outside with thin gold edges and gold lettering "INTERNATIONAL. BOWLING. TEAM. / VISIT. 1927. TO. CANADA". Inner part of pin is cruciform, with round centre connected to outer edge with four arms, open cut-out areas between. Each arm shows a colo…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.97.3
Description
Pin, round, enamelled brass. Wide blue border around outside with thin gold edges and gold lettering "INTERNATIONAL. BOWLING. TEAM. / VISIT. 1927. TO. CANADA". Inner part of pin is cruciform, with round centre connected to outer edge with four arms, open cut-out areas between. Each arm shows a coloured enamel floral symbol. At top is the rose, at right are shamrocks, at bottom is the lily, at left is the thistle. At the centre of the pin is the Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom in red and blue with gold. Locking pin back on reverse, open loop. "R. SCOTT / GLASGOW" in raised letters near bottom edge. Some discolouration on back, very slight wear on front.
Category
08. Communication Artifacts
Classification
Documentary Artifacts - - Memorabilia
Object Term
Commemorative
Marks/Labels
"INTERNATIONAL BOWLING TEAM", embossed gold lettering in half circle along top of pin "VISIT 1927 TO CANADA", embossed gold lettering in half circle along bottom of pin
Measurements
Dia: 2.9 cm
Country Made
Scotland
Site/City Made
Glasgow
Author
R. Scott
Subjects
Adornment
Adornment - Lapel Pins
Advertising Medium
Events - Competitions
Organizations - Athletic Associations
Sports - Bowling
Geographic Access
United Kingdom
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.3296.1
Description
Pin; gold, white, blue, red; gold bar with writing engraved; had two chains from which the oval hangs; oval has crown on top and British flag in centre; flag is overtop of white star on blue background; gold writing along outside edge. "PRIMARY / LIFE MEMBER / IMPERIAL ORDER / DAUGHTERS OF / THE EM…
Object History
The Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire (IODE) is a Canadian women's charitable organization. Founded in 1900 during the Second Boer War in patriotic support of the British Empire.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.3296.1
Description
Pin; gold, white, blue, red; gold bar with writing engraved; had two chains from which the oval hangs; oval has crown on top and British flag in centre; flag is overtop of white star on blue background; gold writing along outside edge. "PRIMARY / LIFE MEMBER / IMPERIAL ORDER / DAUGHTERS OF / THE EMPIRE"
Object History
The Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire (IODE) is a Canadian women's charitable organization. Founded in 1900 during the Second Boer War in patriotic support of the British Empire.
Category
08. Communication Artifacts
Classification
Personal Symbols
Object Term
Insignia
Marks/Labels
"PRIMARY / LIFE MEMBER", blue engraving on gold bar "IMPERIAL ORDER DAUGHTERS OF THE EMPIRE", gold embossed in circular form along edge.
Measurements
L: 4.0 cm x W: 2.6 cm
Subjects
Adornment
Adornment - Lapel Pins
Organizations - Women's Societies and Clubs
Geographic Access
United Kingdom
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Unidentified mountain range and river

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto39505
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1880]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 11.3 x 17.5 cm on page 21.5 x 28 cm (pasted in album)
Item No.
477-824
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a person sitting on a hillside, looking off into the distance at an unidentified mountain range and river. This photograph was in a scrapbook kept by Claude Hill who was originally from England but ultimately settled in the Burnaby Lake area. The photograph was likely taken in England…
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1880]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Kitty Hill Peers Family Photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
477-824
Accession Number
2007-12
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 11.3 x 17.5 cm on page 21.5 x 28 cm (pasted in album)
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of a person sitting on a hillside, looking off into the distance at an unidentified mountain range and river. This photograph was in a scrapbook kept by Claude Hill who was originally from England but ultimately settled in the Burnaby Lake area. The photograph was likely taken in England or Wales.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Rivers
Geographic Features - Mountains
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
United Kingdom
Images
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Beach with mountains in the background

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto39506
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1880]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 11.3 x 17.5 cm on page 21.5 x 28 cm (pasted in album)
Item No.
477-825
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of an unknown beach with mountains in the background. This photograph was in a scrapbook kept by Claude Hill who was originally from England but ultimately settled in the Burnaby Lake area. The photograph was likely taken in England or Wales.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1880]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Kitty Hill Peers Family Photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
477-825
Accession Number
2007-12
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 11.3 x 17.5 cm on page 21.5 x 28 cm (pasted in album)
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of an unknown beach with mountains in the background. This photograph was in a scrapbook kept by Claude Hill who was originally from England but ultimately settled in the Burnaby Lake area. The photograph was likely taken in England or Wales.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Rivers
Geographic Features - Mountains
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
United Kingdom
Images
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Maes Y Coed, United Kingdom

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto39494
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1880]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10.5 x 13 cm on page 21.5 x 28 cm (pasted in album)
Item No.
477-813
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Maes Y Coed in the United Kingdom. This photograph was in a scrapbook kept by Claude Hill who was originally from England but ultimately settled in the Burnaby Lake area.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1880]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Kitty Hill Peers Family Photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
477-813
Accession Number
2007-12
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10.5 x 13 cm on page 21.5 x 28 cm (pasted in album)
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Maes Y Coed in the United Kingdom. This photograph was in a scrapbook kept by Claude Hill who was originally from England but ultimately settled in the Burnaby Lake area.
Subjects
Buildings - Residences - Palaces
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Wales
Images
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Importation of Coal from the United Kingdom

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/councilreport56690
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
72417
Meeting Date
18-Jan-1933
Type/Format
Council - Mayor/Councillor/Staff Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
72417
Meeting Date
18-Jan-1933
Type/Format
Council - Mayor/Councillor/Staff Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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Digney film 6 - Digney family travels

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1950 and 1964] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (35 min., 8 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., b&w, si.
Storage Location
Digital only
Scope and Content
Item consists of a film compliation created by Andy Digney and his son Ernest "Dig" Digney. The film footage is a combination of twenty four short segments taken at different times in various locations. The film footage documents the Digney family travels to Arizona, San Diego and the United Kingdo…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1950 and 1964] (date of original), copied 2019
Collection/Fonds
Digney family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV019.18.7
Storage Location
Digital only
Physical Description
1 mp4 video (35 min., 8 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., b&w, si.
Material Details
Film segments in colour and black and white
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Item consists of a film compliation created by Andy Digney and his son Ernest "Dig" Digney. The film footage is a combination of twenty four short segments taken at different times in various locations. The film footage documents the Digney family travels to Arizona, San Diego and the United Kingdom.
Notes
Title based on contents of film segment
Film segment originates from digitized version of original 8 mm film
Creator
Andy Digney
Geographic Access
United States of America - California
United States of America - Arizona
United Kingdom
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The British Pharmacopoeia 1914 : published under the direction of the General Council of Medical Education and Registration of the United Kingdom

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General Medical Council. London: Constable & Co. Ltd. , c1914 | 1930. 10th ed. (Book) 615.1142 GEN
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
BV002.84.26
Call No.
615.1142 GEN
Edition
10th ed.
Author
General Medical Council
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Constable & Co. Ltd.
Publication Date
c1914
1930
Printer
Butler & Tanner Ltd.
Physical Description
xxxi, 602 pages : 22 cm.
Inscription
"George Wilson" [Handwritten in pencil on front endpaper] Notes throughout as well as on front flyleaf, front flyleaf verso, page 602, and following blank pages.
Subjects LoC
Drugs
Pharmacopoeias
Pharmacology
Pharmacopoeias -- Great Britain
Notes
"Pursuant to the acts xxi & xxii Victoria cap xc (1858) and xxv & xxvi Victoria cap xci (1862)" -- Title page
Includes index.
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The British Pharmacopoeia 1914 : published under the direction of the General Council of Medical Education and Registration of the United Kingdom

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General Medical Council. London: Constable & Co. Ltd. , 1914. (Book) 615.1142 GEN
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
BV002.84.27
Call No.
615.1142 GEN
Author
General Medical Council
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Constable & Co. Ltd.
Publication Date
1914
Printer
Butler & Tanner Frome and London
Physical Description
xxxi, 602 p. : 22 cm.
Inscription
"Terry's Drug Store Cor. Pandora and Douglas Phone 145 Victoria, B. C." [Stamped in black ink on front endpaper and front flyleaf] "Dean Heights Pharmacy E. H. Roberge 2851 Foul Bay Rd. Phone 3-6586" [Stamped in blue ink on front endpaper] Calculations on front flyleaf.
Subjects LoC
Drugs
Pharmacopoeias
Pharmacology
Pharmacopoeias -- Great Britain
Notes
"Pursuant to the acts xxi & xxii Victoria cap xc (1858) and xxv & xxvi Victoria cap xci (1862)" -- Title page
Includes index.
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
3755 McGill Street
Description
Overlynn Mansion is a two and one-half storey British Arts and Crafts mansion, with an exterior composed of a massive native granite rubble-stone base surmounted by distinctive half-timbering, a hip hipped roof, a rare surviving intact interior, and elaborate landscape features including stone wall…
Associated Dates
1909
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Other Names
Charles J. Peter Mansion
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Other Names
Charles J. Peter Mansion
Civic Address
3755 McGill Street
Associated Dates
1909
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Enactment Type
Bylaw No. 10211
Enactment Date
18/09/1995
Description
Overlynn Mansion is a two and one-half storey British Arts and Crafts mansion, with an exterior composed of a massive native granite rubble-stone base surmounted by distinctive half-timbering, a hip hipped roof, a rare surviving intact interior, and elaborate landscape features including stone walls and planted terraces. It is situated in the residential neighbourhood of Vancouver Heights, on a high point of land overlooking Burrard Inlet to the west and the mouth of Lynn Creek to the east. This prominent residence is now part of a large senior citizens development known as Seton Villa.
Heritage Value
Overlynn Mansion is valued as a superb example of the work of the noted architectural firm of Maclure and Fox. The architecture of Samuel Maclure (1860-1929) was synonymous with high quality residential design for prominent citizens in both Vancouver and Victoria. Maclure was known for his British Arts and Crafts style with meticulous attention paid to functional and beautiful interiors that utilized native wood combined with luxurious imported fittings. He was a leading exponent of the Art and Crafts design movement in B.C., and established a sophisticated local variation of residential architecture. Maclure’s Vancouver office, in association with his partner Cecil Croker Fox (1879-1916), received some sixty residential commissions between 1909-1915 as a result of the booming local economy and subsequent development of new residential districts. Maclure’s practice in Victoria was equally prolific at the time. Overlynn Mansion is valued as one of Burnaby’s oldest upper-class estates and for its association with the development of Vancouver Heights. In 1909, C.J. Peter and his employer, G.F. and J. Galt Limited, pioneered the development of Vancouver Heights in North Burnaby, believing it to be one of the most picturesque districts in area and an alternative to the CPR’s prestigious Shaughnessy Heights development in Vancouver. Buyers were obligated to build houses worth $3,500 at a time when the average house price was $1,000. Overlynn Mansion, built in 1909 for $75,000, was one of the first houses constructed in Vancouver Heights and by far the most grandiose and impressive. Additionally, this landmark residence is significant and an intact and comprehensive representation of a grand Edwardian era estate home. The interior is notably intact, and retains many highly-refined original features, including substantive millwork of exotic woods, silver-plated and nickel-plated light fixtures, fine plasterwork, tiled fireplaces and exceptional hardware. Landscape features of Overlynn Mansion include the original layout for circulation paths, a porte-cochere, granite posts and stone walls, a sandstone and iron sundial, and mature trees and shrubbery. The house was designated by Burnaby Council in 1995 and was the first heritage building in B.C. to receive legal protection for its interior features.
Defining Elements
Key elements that define the heritage character of Overlynn Mansion include its: - prominent corner location on a steep sloping site in the Vancouver Heights neighbourhood - views to Burrard Inlet and the North Shore mountains - residential form, scale and massing as exemplified by its grand two-storey plus basement height and irregular plan - British Arts and Crafts elements such as the rubble-stone granite masonry on the ground floor and foundation level, and decorative half-timbering and rough-cast stucco on the upper storey - compound hipped bell-cast roof, clad with cedar shingles, with shed dormers at the rear - subtle battering of ground floor and foundation level stonework - porte-cochere with hipped roof and battered granite piers - wood-clad projecting bay extensions - irregular fenestration: double-hung 6-over-1 wooden-sash windows; multi-pane casement wooden windows with multi-pane transoms; diamond leaded casement windows; and banks of stained glass windows - five tall rubble-stone granite block stone chimneys - interior features such as the oak, cedar and Yaka (Australian mahogany) panelled walls, oak panelling and staircase walls inlaid with ebony, ivory and brass, stenciled canvas friezes, wooden dadoes and plaster walls, encaustic floor tiles, Australian gumwood floors, oak panelled doors with art glass, oak beamed ceiling with stucco panels, cast plaster vaulted hall and living room ceilings, sterling silver light fixtures including a chandelier and scones, nickel-plated newel light, brass Art Nouveau styled ceiling light, brass stair carpet poles and locks, built-in bookcases and buffet, fireplace with encaustic tiles and fire dogs, imported Medmenham fireplace tiles (the earliest known use outside of the United Kingdom), fireplace mantel with green tile and cast iron firebox, and inglenook fireplace with encaustic tiles and carved mantel and brass fireplace insert - landscape features such as the granite gate posts and iron entrance gate, granite posts and iron fence, granite garden wall, sandstone garden steps, sandstone and iron sundial, granite and concrete terraces adjacent to the house, configuration of pathways and sandstone steps including the front access road, mature deciduous and coniferous tree stock including a Monkey Puzzle Tree and pruned shrubbery throughout the site
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Person
Charles J. Peter
Organization
G.F. and J. Galt Limited
Architect
Samuel Maclure
Cecil Croker Fox
Function
Primary Historic--Estate
Primary Current--Multiple Dwelling
Community
Burnaby
Cadastral Identifier
004-943-295
Boundaries
Overlynn Mansion is a part of a single institutional lot located at 3755 McGill Street, Burnaby.
Area
7912.77
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Private
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 3755 McGill Street
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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H.T. Ceperley Estate 'Fairacres' Mansion

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
6344 Deer Lake Avenue
Description
'Fairacres' is a large, two-and-one-half storey estate house in the British Arts and Crafts style, located in Deer Lake Park, with four associated original outbuildings.
Associated Dates
1911
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Other Names
Henry Tracy & Grace Ceperley Estate
Burnaby Art Gallery
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
  3 Images  
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Other Names
Henry Tracy & Grace Ceperley Estate
Burnaby Art Gallery
Civic Address
6344 Deer Lake Avenue
Associated Dates
1911
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Enactment Type
Bylaw No. 9807
Enactment Date
23/11/1992
Description
'Fairacres' is a large, two-and-one-half storey estate house in the British Arts and Crafts style, located in Deer Lake Park, with four associated original outbuildings.
Heritage Value
'Fairacres' is important as a record of the early years of Burnaby, specifically the Deer Lake area, as a place of tranquility and beautiful scenery in which the wealthy and successful in the burgeoning cities of New Westminster and Vancouver chose to retire or to make their family homes. The main house, which anchors in style and setting the outbuildings on the estate, demonstrates the social, cultural, and aesthetic values of local wealthy businessmen and women of the early twentieth century - values such as appreciation of architectural elegance and grand interior spaces, leisure and recreation, formal landscaped gardens and scenic views. Also important is the association with the English-born and trained architect Robert Percival Sterling Twizell (1875-1964), as this was one of his grandest residential commissions. Steeped in the current architectural trends in Great Britain, Twizell designed this sprawling mansion in the Arts and Crafts style, reflected in the architectural detailing and proportions. The style was common at the time and was often used for estate mansions as a symbol of affluence and good, modern taste as well as an affinity for all things British. Quality is displayed inside and out in the finishes and materials, orchestrated by prominent local contractor, James Charles Allen, including imported English materials of specific value such as imported Medmenham tiles in the fireplace surrounds, one of the earliest documented use of these tiles outside the United Kingdom. Detailed features of the interior woodwork were carved by Scottish-born master wood carver George Selkirk Gibson (1867-1942), who was best known for his many commissions for prominent British Columbia architect Samuel Maclure. The outbuildings at 'Fairacres' are an important record of the functioning of a large estate of the time. The Garage and Stables and the Chauffeur’s Cottage accommodated the use of automobiles, horses and carriages, and in concert with the estate's location near the new British Columbia Electric Railway 'Burnaby Lake' interurban line, illustrate the evolving nature of regional transportation and the growing bedroom communities and estates made possible by increasing options for transportation. Other outbuildings accommodated the agricultural activities that helped support the Ceperley estate. The estate was conceived and funded by American-born Grace E. Dixon Ceperley (1863-1917), who had achieved significant wealth through a bequest from her brother-in-law, Vancouver pioneer Arthur Ferguson. Her husband, Henry Tracy Ceperley (1850-1929), also American-born, was a successful and well-respected businessman who made a significant contribution to the development of the City of Vancouver. The construction of 'Fairacres' spawned the transformation of the Deer Lake area from a farming community into a preferred location for elite suburban homes. 'Fairacres' is significant to the City of Burnaby as its first civic heritage conservation project. Acquired in 1966 for conversion to Burnaby’s first art gallery, it was dedicated in 1967 to mark Canada’s Centennial of Confederation.
Defining Elements
Key elements that define the heritage character of the ‘Fairacres’ mansion include its: - setting in relation to the gardens, its former market garden, and the vistas to Deer Lake and other grand homes in the area - side gable roof with prominent dormers and cedar shingle cladding - verandah across the eastern (garden) facade, with its view over the landscaped gardens and the distant mountains - porte cochere with its side steps for those arriving by automobile, and central raised step for those alighting from horse-drawn carriages - rich variety of exterior elements that demonstrate the typical Arts and Crafts use of local materials such as cobble stone chimneys and foundations, wide wooden siding and half-timbering - mixture of double-hung and casement wooden-sash windows, many with multi-paned sash - lavish interior spaces, designed for entertaining on a grand scale, including a billiard room with a beamed ceiling and an inglenook fireplace, and generous living and dining rooms arranged off a central hall - quality of the interior materials such as imported Medmenham tiles in fireplace surrounds, window hardware by Hope and Sons, and leaded stained glass - interior wood work including the staircase, and carvings by George Selkirk Gibson - remaining formal Edwardian garden landscape elements, including the cross-axial plan that reflects the relationship of the mansion to its 'outdoor rooms'
Locality
Deer Lake Park
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Person
Ceperley, H.T.
Ceperley, Grace
Architect
R.P.S. Twizell
Builder
James Charles Allen
George Selkirk Gibson
Function
Primary Current--Museum
Primary Historic--Estate
Community
Burnaby
Cadastral Identifier
P.I.D. No. 004-493-311 Legal Description: Block 3 Except: Part subdivided by Plan 26865, District Lot 79, Group 1, New Westminster District, Plan 536
Boundaries
‘Fairacres’ is comprised of a single municipally-owned property located at 6344 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby.
Area
17,065.00
Contributing Resource
Building
Landscape Feature
Ownership
Public (local)
Other Collection
City of Burnaby, Visual Art Collection: Original rendering by R.P.S. Twizell Burnaby Historical Society, Community Archives: Ceperley Photograph Album Burnaby Village Museum, Collection: Carved dining room panels by G.S. Gibson and other hardware items
Documentation
Heritage Site Files: PC77000 20. City of Burnaby Planning and Building Department, 4949 Canada Way, Burnaby, B.C., V5G 1M2
Name Access
Ceperley, H.T.
Ceperley, Grace
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6344 Deer Lake Avenue
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Dunn, C.J., Yanada, S. [United Kingdom]: Hodder and Stoughton , c1958. (Book) 495.682 DUN
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
BV016.59.13
ISBN
0340261684
Call No.
495.682 DUN
Author
Dunn, C.J.
Yanada, S.
Place of Publication
[United Kingdom]
Publisher
Hodder and Stoughton
Publication Date
c1958
Series
Teach yourself books
Physical Description
v, 312 p. ; 18 cm.
Inscription
"Doreen Lawson / 604-421-6727" [hand-written on front flyleaf in blue ink.]
Subjects LoC
Japanese language
Japanese language -- Self-instruction
Notes
Authors' given names: Dunn, Charles James Yanada, Senji
Includes index.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV002.24.1
Description
Spoon, silver. Engraved in bowl, "Silver Jubilee 1952-1977" in script. Stem is fluted like a column with capital between stem and handle. Handle is figure of Queen Elizabeth ll in coronation regalia, seated on coronation throne.
Object History
The Silver Jubilee of Elizabeth II marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the throne of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and other Commonwealth realms. It was celebrated with large-scale parties and parades throughout the United Kingdom and the C…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV002.24.1
Description
Spoon, silver. Engraved in bowl, "Silver Jubilee 1952-1977" in script. Stem is fluted like a column with capital between stem and handle. Handle is figure of Queen Elizabeth ll in coronation regalia, seated on coronation throne.
Object History
The Silver Jubilee of Elizabeth II marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the throne of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and other Commonwealth realms. It was celebrated with large-scale parties and parades throughout the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth throughout 1977, culminating in June with the official "Jubilee Days," held to coincide with the Queen's Official Birthday.
Marks/Labels
In bowl, "Silver Jubilee 1952-1977" in script. On reverse, "EXQUISITE E.J. LTD.".
Subjects
Royalty
Souvenirs
Souvenirs - Royalty
Food Service Tools and Equipment
Food Service Tools and Equipment - Spoons
Record Type
Artifact
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Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.5286.1
Description
Exercise Book - Notebook -- [1900]. Exercise Book for Rhoda Wood starting March 21, 1900. Wood used the booklet for Dictation and Arithmetic. The front cover of the booklet has a blue border with a thistle, rose and shamrock design. On the left corner is the Coat of Arms for the United Kingdom. The…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.5286.1
Description
Exercise Book - Notebook -- [1900]. Exercise Book for Rhoda Wood starting March 21, 1900. Wood used the booklet for Dictation and Arithmetic. The front cover of the booklet has a blue border with a thistle, rose and shamrock design. On the left corner is the Coat of Arms for the United Kingdom. The back cover has arithmetic tables and conversion charts.
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts
Documentary Artifacts - Notebooks
Record Type
Artifact
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The British pharmacopoeia 1898

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General Medical Council (Great Britain). London, England: Spottiswoode and Co. , 1899. (Book) 615.11 GEN 1899
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
BV002.84.24
Call No.
615.11 GEN 1899
Author
General Medical Council (Great Britain)
Place of Publication
London, England
Publisher
Spottiswoode and Co.
Publication Date
1899
Printer
Spottiswoode and Co.
Physical Description
xxxii, 535 p. : 22 cm.
Inscription
"R. Ventress Chemist & Druggist Duncans, - V.I., B.C." [Sticker on front endpaper]
Subjects LoC
Pharmacopoeias -- Great Britain
Pharmacopoeias
Great Britain
Notes
Includes index.
"Published under the direction of the general council of medical education and registration of the United Kingdom pursuant to the acts xxi & xxii Victoria cap. xc (1858) and xxv & xxvi Victoria cap. xci (1862)" -- Title page
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General Medical Council (Great Britain). London: Spottiswoode & Co. , 1867. (Book) 615.11 GEN 1867
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
BV002.84.25
Call No.
615.11 GEN 1867
Author
General Medical Council (Great Britain)
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Spottiswoode & Co.
Publication Date
1867
Printer
Spottiswoode & Co.
Physical Description
xxiv, 434 p. : 20 cm.
Inscription
"N. W. Minthorne Druggist & Bookseller Fenelon Falls" [Stamped in blue ink on front flyleaf] "E. B. Borland Orland Ont 1873" [Handwritten in pencil on front flyleaf] "Sno S ____dy B 30/11/95" [Handwritten in pencil on front flyleaf] "Sno S ___dy Bolcaygeon Feb. 14th 1895" [Handwritten in pencil on pre-title page] Calculations on back flyleaf and endpaper.
Subjects LoC
Pharmacopoeias -- Great Britain
Pharmacopoeias
Great Britain
Notes
"Published under the direction of the General Council of medical education and registration of the United Kingdom pursuant to the Medical Act, 1858" -- Title page
Includes index.
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Childe Harold's Pilgrimage: Wonderings of a Wandering Winch or is it Wanderings of a Wondering Winch? [travel diary]

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumtextualrecord3666
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1949
Collection/Fonds
Harold Edward Winch collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 v. of textual records
Scope and Content
Item is a travel diary kept by Harold Winch during travels across Canada, the United Kingdom, and Europe (including Denmark, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and Israel). Diary entries include personal impressions as well as accounts of political meetings and individuals. There is a focus on e…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Harold Edward Winch collection
Description Level
Item
Collection/Fonds No.
BV013.12
Series
Personal diary, certificates and other records
Physical Description
1 v. of textual records
Scope and Content
Item is a travel diary kept by Harold Winch during travels across Canada, the United Kingdom, and Europe (including Denmark, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and Israel). Diary entries include personal impressions as well as accounts of political meetings and individuals. There is a focus on each country's social programs, such as child care, co-operative housing, and insurance. Margin notes provide an index of subjects and locations.
Names
Winch, Harold
Accession Code
BV013.12.23
Date
1949
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of item
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.3560.1
Description
Dish made of glass. Dish is rectangular shape but shallow, the sides flare out slightly. The glass is cut out on the sides to create a design, and the edges are scalloped. The dish has several cracks in the glass.
Object History
Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837, and the first Empress of India from 1 May 1876, until her death on 22 January 1901.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.3560.1
Description
Dish made of glass. Dish is rectangular shape but shallow, the sides flare out slightly. The glass is cut out on the sides to create a design, and the edges are scalloped. The dish has several cracks in the glass.
Object History
Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837, and the first Empress of India from 1 May 1876, until her death on 22 January 1901.
Marks/Labels
Cut into bottom, on the underside, in dots is "ROYAL" "1837" "1887" "JUBILEE" with a large crown between dates and Jubilee.
Subjects
Royalty
Souvenirs
Souvenirs - Royalty
Celebrations
Celebrations - Jubilee
Record Type
Artifact
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV976.72.4
Description
Tin. Commemorative, metal box with hinged lid. Lid has gold coat-of-arms. Front has portrait of King Edward VII. Back of tin has portrait of Queen Mother. Both sides of the tin are same, and include circle with "ER VII".
Object History
Edward VII (Albert Edward; 9 November 1841 – 6 May 1910) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India from 22 January 1901 until his death on 6 May 1910.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV976.72.4
Description
Tin. Commemorative, metal box with hinged lid. Lid has gold coat-of-arms. Front has portrait of King Edward VII. Back of tin has portrait of Queen Mother. Both sides of the tin are same, and include circle with "ER VII".
Object History
Edward VII (Albert Edward; 9 November 1841 – 6 May 1910) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India from 22 January 1901 until his death on 6 May 1910.
Marks/Labels
On lid "DIEU ET MON DROIT". Under portraits "HIS LATE MAJESTY" "KING EDWARD VII, 1901-1910.", and "HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN MOTHER". Both sides of the tin feature "ER VII".
Subjects
Royalty
Souvenirs
Souvenirs - Royalty
Container
Container - Tin
Product Packaging
Record Type
Artifact
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1972]
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.5 x 11 cm
Item No.
480-005
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of John Harris Ratel, the Progressive Conservative Candidate for Burnaby South in 1972. He was born in the Isle of Jersey in the United Kingdom and was working as the manager of field operations for the British Columbia Automobile Association at the time of the election, but resigned in …
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1972]
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-005
Accession Number
2003-02
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.5 x 11 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of John Harris Ratel, the Progressive Conservative Candidate for Burnaby South in 1972. He was born in the Isle of Jersey in the United Kingdom and was working as the manager of field operations for the British Columbia Automobile Association at the time of the election, but resigned in order to run federally. This photograph was used as the main image on the front of his federal campaign brouchure.
Subjects
Government - Provincial Government
Names
Ratel, John Harris
Progressive Conservative Party of Canada
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1972], published October 23, 1972
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 4.5 cm
Item No.
480-006
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of John Harris Ratel, the Progressive Conservative Candidate for Burnaby South in 1972. He was born in the Isle of Jersey in the United Kingdom and was working as the manager of field operations for the British Columbia Automobile Association at the time of the election, but resigned in …
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1972], published October 23, 1972
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-006
Accession Number
2003-02
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 4.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of John Harris Ratel, the Progressive Conservative Candidate for Burnaby South in 1972. He was born in the Isle of Jersey in the United Kingdom and was working as the manager of field operations for the British Columbia Automobile Association at the time of the election, but resigned in order to run federally.
Subjects
Government - Provincial Government
Names
Ratel, John Harris
Progressive Conservative Party of Canada
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.6098.1
Description
The British Columbia Gazette - Booklet -- [1919]. May 1st 1919 edition of The British Columbia Gazette. This is Volume LIX, Number 18, and starts at page 1325. The publication was printed in Victoria BC by William H. Cullin "Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty". The Gazette was published e…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.6098.1
Description
The British Columbia Gazette - Booklet -- [1919]. May 1st 1919 edition of The British Columbia Gazette. This is Volume LIX, Number 18, and starts at page 1325. The publication was printed in Victoria BC by William H. Cullin "Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty". The Gazette was published every Thursday and contained information about Provincial departments and Ministries. The front cover has the Coat of Arms for the United Kingdom and the table of contents for the publication below. Hand written on the top of the page is "see page 1405" and "Councillor W.L. Ker."
Marks/Labels
The British Columbia Gazette / Vol. LIX Victoria / May 1st, 1919 Councillor W.L. Ker
Country Made
Canada
Province Made
British Columbia
Site/City Made
Victoria
Title
The British Columbia Gazette
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts
Documentary Artifacts - Booklets
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.6099.1
Description
The British Columbia Gazette - Booklet -- [1920]. January 29th 1920 edition of The British Columbia Gazette. This is Volume LX, Number 5, and starts at page 343. The publication was printed in Victoria BC every Thursday and contained information about Provincial departments and Ministries. The fron…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV985.6099.1
Description
The British Columbia Gazette - Booklet -- [1920]. January 29th 1920 edition of The British Columbia Gazette. This is Volume LX, Number 5, and starts at page 343. The publication was printed in Victoria BC every Thursday and contained information about Provincial departments and Ministries. The front cover has the Coat of Arms for the United Kingdom and the table of contents for the publication below. Hand written on the top of the page is "vido page 431" and "President W.L. Ker."
Marks/Labels
The British Columbia Gazette / Vol. LX Victoria / January 29th, 1920 / No.5 President W.L. Ker
Country Made
Canada
Province Made
British Columbia
Site/City Made
Victoria
Title
The British Columbia Gazette
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts
Documentary Artifacts - Booklets
Record Type
Artifact
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Interview with A.W. Dow by Larry R. Jensen November 11, 1974 - Track 1

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory160
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to A.W. Dow's purchase of the Lochdale General Store and the community members that became his customers. He mentions the closure of the Barnet Mill.
Date Range
1928-1930
Length
0:09:18
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to A.W. Dow's purchase of the Lochdale General Store and the community members that became his customers. He mentions the closure of the Barnet Mill.
Date Range
1928-1930
Photo Info
Dow General Store, [193-]. Item no. HV976.62.1
Length
0:09:18
Subject
Buildings - Commercial - Stores
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Interviewer
Jensen, Larry R.
Interview Date
November 11, 1974
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with A.W. Dow by history student Larry R. Jensen, November 11, 1974. This interview was created to gain information for a History 432 paper entitled: "The Lochdale Community: A Study of Depression Times (1929-1939)." Major themes discussed are: the Lochdale Community and the Depression.
Biographical Notes
A.W. Dow went to boarding school in Truro, Cornwall, United Kingdom. A.W. Dow came to the Lochdale Community in 1928. He learnt of the Lochdale store being up for sale through his bride-to-be’s brother, bought it, and became the postmaster and Lochdale General Store owner from 1928 until 1937, renaming it Dow's General Store. In 1937, he and his wife left the store at Hastings Street, bought property and built a combination house and store at 599 Sperling Avenue. A.W. served as Secretary and Treasurer of the Rate Payers' Association. As well, he and his wife were charter members of the Lochdale Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF).
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
0:58:39
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Interviewee Name
Dow, A.W.
Interview Location
599 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-05_ Track_1
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Interview with A.W. Dow by Larry R. Jensen November 11, 1974 - Track 2

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory161
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to A.W. Dow's memories of the controversial Shell Oil development at Lochdale.
Date Range
1930-1932
Length
0:07:38
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to A.W. Dow's memories of the controversial Shell Oil development at Lochdale.
Date Range
1930-1932
Photo Info
Dow General Store, [193-]. Item no. HV976.62.1
Length
0:07:38
Name
Shell Oil Company
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Interviewer
Jensen, Larry R.
Interview Date
November 11, 1974
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with A.W. Dow by history student Larry R. Jensen, November 11, 1974. This interview was created to gain information for a History 432 paper entitled: "The Lochdale Community: A Study of Depression Times (1929-1939)." Major themes discussed are: the Lochdale Community and the Depression.
Biographical Notes
A.W. Dow went to boarding school in Truro, Cornwall, United Kingdom. A.W. Dow came to the Lochdale Community in 1928. He learnt of the Lochdale store being up for sale through his bride-to-be’s brother, bought it, and became the postmaster and Lochdale General Store owner from 1928 until 1937, renaming it Dow's General Store. In 1937, he and his wife left the store at Hastings Street, bought property and built a combination house and store at 599 Sperling Avenue. A.W. served as Secretary and Treasurer of the Rate Payers' Association. As well, he and his wife were charter members of the Lochdale Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF).
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
0:58:39
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Dow, A.W.
Interview Location
599 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-05_ Track_2
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Interview with A.W. Dow by Larry R. Jensen November 11, 1974 - Track 3

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory162
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to A.W. Dow's memories of fellow Lochdale residents, based on the reading of 1929 address listings.
Date Range
1929
Length
0:08:02
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to A.W. Dow's memories of fellow Lochdale residents, based on the reading of 1929 address listings.
Date Range
1929
Photo Info
Dow General Store, [193-]. Item no. HV976.62.1
Length
0:08:02
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Interviewer
Jensen, Larry R.
Interview Date
November 11, 1974
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with A.W. Dow by history student Larry R. Jensen, November 11, 1974. This interview was created to gain information for a History 432 paper entitled: "The Lochdale Community: A Study of Depression Times (1929-1939)." Major themes discussed are: the Lochdale Community and the Depression.
Biographical Notes
A.W. Dow went to boarding school in Truro, Cornwall, United Kingdom. A.W. Dow came to the Lochdale Community in 1928. He learnt of the Lochdale store being up for sale through his bride-to-be’s brother, bought it, and became the postmaster and Lochdale General Store owner from 1928 until 1937, renaming it Dow's General Store. In 1937, he and his wife left the store at Hastings Street, bought property and built a combination house and store at 599 Sperling Avenue. A.W. served as Secretary and Treasurer of the Rate Payers' Association. As well, he and his wife were charter members of the Lochdale Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF).
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
0:58:39
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Dow, A.W.
Interview Location
599 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-05_ Track_3
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Track three of interview with A.W. Dow

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Interview with A.W. Dow by Larry R. Jensen November 11, 1974 - Track 4

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory163
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to A.W. Dow's memories of the development of the Lochdale Community Hall as well as continuing descriptions of residents from the 1929 address listings. He also begins discussing script as payment.
Date Range
1929-1932
Length
0:09:08
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to A.W. Dow's memories of the development of the Lochdale Community Hall as well as continuing descriptions of residents from the 1929 address listings. He also begins discussing script as payment.
Date Range
1929-1932
Photo Info
Dow General Store, [193-]. Item no. HV976.62.1
Length
0:09:08
Name
Lochdale Community Hall
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Interviewer
Jensen, Larry R.
Interview Date
November 11, 1974
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with A.W. Dow by history student Larry R. Jensen, November 11, 1974. This interview was created to gain information for a History 432 paper entitled: "The Lochdale Community: A Study of Depression Times (1929-1939)." Major themes discussed are: the Lochdale Community and the Depression.
Biographical Notes
A.W. Dow went to boarding school in Truro, Cornwall, United Kingdom. A.W. Dow came to the Lochdale Community in 1928. He learnt of the Lochdale store being up for sale through his bride-to-be’s brother, bought it, and became the postmaster and Lochdale General Store owner from 1928 until 1937, renaming it Dow's General Store. In 1937, he and his wife left the store at Hastings Street, bought property and built a combination house and store at 599 Sperling Avenue. A.W. served as Secretary and Treasurer of the Rate Payers' Association. As well, he and his wife were charter members of the Lochdale Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF).
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
0:58:39
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Dow, A.W.
Interview Location
599 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-05_ Track_4
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Track four of interview with A.W. Dow

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Interview with A.W. Dow by Larry R. Jensen November 11, 1974 - Track 5

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory164
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to A.W. Dow's wholesaler dealings during the Depression. He discusses how he received payment from the municipality.
Date Range
1930-1939
Length
0:09:01
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to A.W. Dow's wholesaler dealings during the Depression. He discusses how he received payment from the municipality.
Date Range
1930-1939
Photo Info
Dow General Store, [193-]. Item no. HV976.62.1
Length
0:09:01
Subject
Buildings - Commercial - Stores
Interviewer
Jensen, Larry R.
Interview Date
November 11, 1974
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with A.W. Dow by history student Larry R. Jensen, November 11, 1974. This interview was created to gain information for a History 432 paper entitled: "The Lochdale Community: A Study of Depression Times (1929-1939)." Major themes discussed are: the Lochdale Community and the Depression.
Biographical Notes
A.W. Dow went to boarding school in Truro, Cornwall, United Kingdom. A.W. Dow came to the Lochdale Community in 1928. He learnt of the Lochdale store being up for sale through his bride-to-be’s brother, bought it, and became the postmaster and Lochdale General Store owner from 1928 until 1937, renaming it Dow's General Store. In 1937, he and his wife left the store at Hastings Street, bought property and built a combination house and store at 599 Sperling Avenue. A.W. served as Secretary and Treasurer of the Rate Payers' Association. As well, he and his wife were charter members of the Lochdale Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF).
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
0:58:39
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Dow, A.W.
Interview Location
599 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-05_ Track_5
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Track five of interview with A.W. Dow

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Interview with A.W. Dow by Larry R. Jensen November 11, 1974 - Track 6

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory165
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to A.W. Dow's combination house and store site at Sperling Avenue as well as his grocer competition in the Lochdale area. He also discusses how dealing with rations affected business.
Date Range
1937-1939
Length
0:09:35
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to A.W. Dow's combination house and store site at Sperling Avenue as well as his grocer competition in the Lochdale area. He also discusses how dealing with rations affected business.
Date Range
1937-1939
Photo Info
Dow General Store, [193-]. Item no. HV976.62.1
Length
0:09:35
Subject
Buildings - Commercial - Stores
Interviewer
Jensen, Larry R.
Interview Date
November 11, 1974
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with A.W. Dow by history student Larry R. Jensen, November 11, 1974. This interview was created to gain information for a History 432 paper entitled: "The Lochdale Community: A Study of Depression Times (1929-1939)." Major themes discussed are: the Lochdale Community and the Depression.
Biographical Notes
A.W. Dow went to boarding school in Truro, Cornwall, United Kingdom. A.W. Dow came to the Lochdale Community in 1928. He learnt of the Lochdale store being up for sale through his bride-to-be’s brother, bought it, and became the postmaster and Lochdale General Store owner from 1928 until 1937, renaming it Dow's General Store. In 1937, he and his wife left the store at Hastings Street, bought property and built a combination house and store at 599 Sperling Avenue. A.W. served as Secretary and Treasurer of the Rate Payers' Association. As well, he and his wife were charter members of the Lochdale Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF).
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
0:58:39
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Interviewee Name
Dow, A.W.
Interview Location
599 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-05_ Track_6
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Track six of interview with A.W. Dow

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Interview with A.W. Dow by Larry R. Jensen November 11, 1974 - Track 7

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to A.W. Dow's memories of the outcome of the Depression as well as the politics of the time.
Date Range
1930-1939
Length
0:05:58
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to A.W. Dow's memories of the outcome of the Depression as well as the politics of the time.
Date Range
1930-1939
Photo Info
Dow General Store, [193-]. Item no. HV976.62.1
Length
0:05:58
Subject
Political Theories
Interviewer
Jensen, Larry R.
Interview Date
November 11, 1974
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with A.W. Dow by history student Larry R. Jensen, November 11, 1974. This interview was created to gain information for a History 432 paper entitled: "The Lochdale Community: A Study of Depression Times (1929-1939)." Major themes discussed are: the Lochdale Community and the Depression.
Biographical Notes
A.W. Dow went to boarding school in Truro, Cornwall, United Kingdom. A.W. Dow came to the Lochdale Community in 1928. He learnt of the Lochdale store being up for sale through his bride-to-be’s brother, bought it, and became the postmaster and Lochdale General Store owner from 1928 until 1937, renaming it Dow's General Store. In 1937, he and his wife left the store at Hastings Street, bought property and built a combination house and store at 599 Sperling Avenue. A.W. served as Secretary and Treasurer of the Rate Payers' Association. As well, he and his wife were charter members of the Lochdale Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF).
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
0:58:39
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Dow, A.W.
Interview Location
599 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-05_ Track_7
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Deer Lake Park Heritage Precinct p. 87

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby's Heritage
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
2007
Notes
South Burnaby
imported Medmenhom tiles In the fireplace surrounds, one ot the earliest documented use ot these tiles outside the United Kingdom. Detailed features ot the interior woodwork were carved by Scottlsh-born master wood carver George Selkirk Gibson (1867-1942), who was best known tor his many commissions
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby's Heritage
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
2007
Notes
South Burnaby
Original Book
Catalogue record for source book
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Montgomery family fonds

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1927-1962
Collection/Fonds
Montgomery family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
21 photographs : b&w
Storage Location
Photo catalogue 554
Scope and Content
Fonds consists mainly of photographs taken outside the Cunningham house which depict members of both the Montgomery and Cunningham families.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1927-1962
Collection/Fonds
Montgomery family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
Photo catalogue 554
Physical Description
21 photographs : b&w
Media Type
Photograph
Scope and Content
Fonds consists mainly of photographs taken outside the Cunningham house which depict members of both the Montgomery and Cunningham families.
History/Biography
Samuel Clifford “Monty” Montgomery born on July 24, 1894 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He studied Mechanical Engineering at McGill University in Montreal before serving in World War I. After the war, Monty came out west to Vancouver. Marjorie Elizabeth Carpenter was born on May 5, 1900 in Montreal, Quebec. She studied to be a teacher before moving out west with her sister Mildred Carpenter, brother Harold Carpenter and widowed mother Claire Carpenter in 1920. Marjorie trained to be a nurse from 1920 to 1923 when she moved to Hawaii with her sister and mother. While living in separate countries, Monty and Marjorie courted through correspondence. On July 16, 1927 Samuel Clifford “Monty” Montgomery and Marjorie Elizabeth Carpenter were married in Hawaii. The couple had two daughters. Margery Kathleen “Kathleen” Montgomery (later Green) born in 1928 and Janet Montgomery (later Fernau) born in 1934. Samuel Clifford “Monty” Montgomery met Fred Cunningham when they were young men. Monty is believed to have helped in the design of the Fred and Edna Cunningham house built in 1923 at 3555 Douglas Road in Burnaby. From 1926 to 1930, both Fred and Monty were working in Ocean Falls, British Columbia. Monty was working at a Mill and Fred was an insurance agent. Marjorie (Carpenter) Montgomery was ill with tuberculosis during this time, so their only daughter at the time, Margery Kathleen “Kathleen” Montgomery was sent to live with Edna Cunningham in Burnaby from the spring of 1929 to the fall of 1930. Though the Montgomery family had settled in Rossland, British Columbia, they would make frequent trips to Vancouver to visit the Cunninghams. Kathleen met Lewis Green in Vancouver and on September 16, 1950 they were married. Their wedding reception was held at the Cunningham’s house. They lived most of their married lives in Vancouver, and each month Kathleen would visit her ‘Aunty’ Edna Cunningham. Janet would visit her ‘Aunty' Edna each week; later she moved permanently to the United Kingdom. The Cunningham and Montgomery families have remained close friends over generations.
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Pioneer Tales of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1987
Notes
Part IV: 1921-1930
built a two-machine shingle mill and a small sawmill out there. We cut timber until the beginning of 1940; then there were no freighters available in which to ship the lumber due to the war. We had been selling all the lumber in the United Kingdom before we were forced to shut down. In 1943, a
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Pioneer Tales of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1987
Notes
Part IV: 1921-1930
Original Book
Catalogue record for source book
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1948-1961 (date of originals)
Collection/Fonds
Elaine A. Myers fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
4 photographs (jpegs) ; 96 dpi
Storage Location
Photo catalogue 580
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of four digital copies of photographs; two are Elaine Myers' class portraits while attending Kingsway West and two are of Elaine's father, William Myers next to the pulpit and the altar of St. Andrews Church.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1948-1961 (date of originals)
Collection/Fonds
Elaine A. Myers fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2013-26
Storage Location
Photo catalogue 580
Physical Description
4 photographs (jpegs) ; 96 dpi
Material Details
Jpegs are copies created by the donor of sepia originals
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
Open access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of four digital copies of photographs; two are Elaine Myers' class portraits while attending Kingsway West and two are of Elaine's father, William Myers next to the pulpit and the altar of St. Andrews Church.
History/Biography
Elaine Anne Myers was born in Bolton, Lancashire England in 1939 and immigrated to British Columbia with her family in 1947. She was the eldest daughter of William Sefton and Edna (nee Howarth) Myers and sister to Hermione Christine, born in 1943. Her father, William Sefton Myers was born in Bolton, Lancashire England in 1905 and was one of six children. He married Edna Howarth July 29, 1933. Before immigrating to Canada, William worked as a purchasing agent at Walkers Tannery in Bolton and later became a cabinet maker in the 1930s building and designing most of the family’s furniture. In September 1947, he and his family immigrated to Canada along with his younger brother, Hermann and his wife and daughter. The family were granted landed immigrant status upon their arrival at Dorval airport in Montreal on September 25, 1947 and travelled to Vancouver by train, arriving in early October. They shared their first home on Imperial Street in Burnaby with William’s brother Hermann and family, but after several months were able to purchase their own new home on MacKay Avenue just below Victory in South Burnaby. William’s first job was working as a night janitor at the Woodwards Department store in Vancouver. He was later hired as a purchasing agent for the Seagrams Distillery in New Westminster, where he stayed until his retirement in 1970. Elaine’s mother, Edna (nee Howarth) Myers worked in the offices of Pacific Veneer Canadian Forest Products in New Westminster, retiring from there in 1967. The family moved again in the 1950s to a house on the corner of Sussex and Victory and Elaine and Christine attended a variety of Burnaby schools including; Kingsway West, Nelson Avenue and McPherson Park Junior High. The family were parishioners of All Saints Anglican Church in Burnaby where Elaine also attended Girl Guides. Elaine’s father fulfilled his dream of designing and building the family home when he purchased property on London Street in New Westminster. The family moved to New Westminster and lived in a small house on the property while William spent three years completing their new home. Elaine commuted to Burnaby by the Interurban train in order to complete her studies at McPherson Park Junior High before enrolling at Duke of Connaught and graduating from Lester Pearson in New Westminster in 1957. In 1961, William Myers built the sanctuary lectern, pulpit and altar for St. Andrew’s Church on Smith Avenue in Burnaby his brother Hermann’s parish. By the mid-1960s William and Edna Myers moved from their home in New Westminster to White Rock. Edna Myers died April 23, 1969. William built the ambry for the church of St. Mark as a memorial. William remarried Ruth, a widow, in 1971 and they resided in White Rock until Ruth’s death in 1983. William died in White Rock March 26, 1991. Elaine Myers married Gordon Wilfred Atkinson in 1961; they had four children and lived in the Dunbar area of Vancouver before they separated ways in 1988. Elaine completed her Bachelor of Arts degree as a mature student at University of British Columbia in 1984 followed by the completion of her Master’s degree at University of Toronto in April 1996, and PhD (Doctorate of Philosophy) in 2007. She has lived abroad in Jerusalem and the United Kingdom working on a variety of research projects. Elaine Anne Myers passed away February 19, 2015.
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