Fonds MS-2789;E/B/H242;E/B/H24;E/D/H24;19009-007;98206-90 - Harris family fonds

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Harris family fonds

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BCA MS-2789;E/B/H242;E/B/H24;E/D/H24;19009-007;98206-90

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  • 1834-1913 (Creation)
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    Harris (family)

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28 cm of textual records;10 cm of graphic material

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Wellington J. Harris arrived in Pitt Meadows in 1873 with his wife Mary Jane. Mary Jane Harris established the first Sunday School in the area and she campaigned for the Women's Institute in 1921. She also acted as a midwife until a doctor arrived in Pitt Meadows. Frank V. harris, son of Wellington J. and Mary Jane Harris, served on the municipal council and school board for Pitt Meadows.

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The fonds consists of correspondence of the Harris family, principally that of Martha and Dennis Harris, memoirs, journals, business records of Dennis Harris and family memorabilia. Fonds includes records relating to Sir James Douglas and the diary of Martha Harris (with annotations by Douglas). Fonds also includes a survey book of Dennis Harris for a CPR survey at an undetermined location.

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BCAUL control number: BCA-864

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