Fonds RBSC-ARC-1171 - Henry Doyle fonds

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Henry Doyle fonds

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  • 1864-1958 (Creation)
    Doyle, Henry

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1.2 m of textual records;95 photographs;25 maps

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Born in Paterson, New Jersey, Henry Doyle moved with his family to San Francisco in 1875 where his father established the fish supply firm of Henry Doyle and Company. In 1890 the younger Doyle was sent to British Columbia on a mission for his father's firm. In 1895 he became manager of the new Doyle Fishing Company (Canadian Division) in Vancouver. After the death of his father in 1898, Doyle became general manager of the entire company. He was appointed as the first manager of the British Columbia Packers' Association in 1902. Doyle's career in the industry spanned over sixty years.

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The fonds consists of records pertaining to the Pacific fishery industry. It includes Doyle's manuscript of Rise and Decline of the Pacific Salmon Fisheries (1957), correspondence (1902-1957), thirty volumes of notebooks, legal documents, notes, reports, speeches, and clippings. The fonds also includes numerous photographs, statistics on B.C. companies and canneries, printed material, a scrapbook, maps and information about the B.C. Canners' Association.

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Inventory available. PDF document attached.

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