Fonds MSS 190 - Barclay family fonds

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Barclay family fonds

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NWM MSS 190

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  • 1866-1937 (Creation)
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    Barclay (family)
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    Predominantly 1900-1910

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14 cm of textual records
ca. 100 postcards
1 book

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Daniel Barclay and his wife Jemima lived in Port Elgin, Ontario before moving west to New Westminster. The 1895 B.C. directory lists a Daniel Barclay, shoemaker, living at 21 Eighth Street. A business is also listed at the same address: Barclay and McGregor, dealers in shoes and boots. An early photo (IHP0189) shows this shop on Eighth Street. In 1897 the business of Barclay and Adams appears at 751 Columbia Street. The store was destroyed in the 1898 fire. The archives has a claim for losses suffered in the fire from this company. This business was rebuilt and appears to have lasted up to 1915. In 1919 Daniel Barclay is listed as a shoe repairer at 48 Eighth Street. The Barclays had two children, Douglas, born in 1891 and May born in 1898. The family eventually settled at 1513 Nanaimo Street. Daniel Barclay died in 1924. His wife died in 1932. May Barclay attended the University of British Columbia and taught there as a professor of mathematics for 26 years. She died in 1961 at 1513 Nanaimo Street. Douglas Barclay became a doctor and died in Golden, B.C. in 1953.

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Fonds includes three scrapbooks, four envelopes of loose items, and a book. The three scrapbooks have been numbered 1,2, and 3. These three books include cut-outs from unknown publications, but also greeting cards and post cards received by the Barclays. Some of the content is related to Port Elgin. The envelopes contain ephemeral items which have been subdivided into: academic, commercial, military history, and other. The academic material primarily related to the University of British Columbia for the year 1919. Within the commercial ephemera there are two items published by New Westminster businesses: Barclay & Adams and the British Columbia Cigar Factory. There is also a series of cards published by the Singer Sewing Machine Co. The military history items consists of coloured plates from a British Heroes series and a Victoria Cross gallery. A few of the postcards in scrapbook have been scanned and described. The book is a copy of Todd's Lectures for Children awarded to Margaret Barbour in 1869. She lived with the Barclays. The book was published in 1866.

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New Westminster Museum and Archives

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Created November 15, 2013

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