Fonds - Alfred and Agnes Flett fonds

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Alfred and Agnes Flett fonds

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  • 1878, 1939-1986 (Creation)
    Flett, Alfred

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6 cm of textual records
749 photographs

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John Alfred (Alf) Flett and his wife Agnes Maud Flett were photographers and journalists on Vancouver Island. Alf Flett was a descendant of one of the Cowichan district's first pioneer families; he farmed and logged before becoming a photographer. The Fletts operated their photography business, Flett Studio Ltd., in different locations, including Duncan (at 35 Station Street), Langford and Lantzville. As journalists they were regular contributors to television news for 25 years.
The Fletts moved to Nanaimo in 1960 , where Alf was active in civic affairs and served as an alderman from 1980-1984. He was also a well known ornithologist.
Alf Flett was born in Duncan in 1912 and died in Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria, on March 11, 1991.

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Donated by daughter Ruth Bankhead

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Fonds consists of four Series: Flett family history records; Personal papers; Broadcasting scripts; Photographs

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Condition is generally good. Some photographs are curled.

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  • English

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Created March 11, 2010

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  • English

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