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Alexander Manson fonds Subseries
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Family

Subseries consists of records related to Manson's family.These records include correspondence with family members, invitations for family events, and papers related to Stella Manson's estate.

Family Finances

Subseries consists of records related to the Manson family's personal finances. These records date from as early as Manson's university days and continue past his death with records produced by other members of the Manson family.These re...

Estate

Subseries consists of records related to Manson's estate and date predominantly from after his death.These records include a death certificate, an early will, and papers related to succession duties and probate.

Government

Subseries consists of records related Manson's work as a politician and MLA in the British Columbia government, predominantly during his time as Speaker and as Attorney-General and Minister of Labour. The records in this subseries highlight m...

Investments & Trusts

Subseries consists of records related to Manson's personal investments, investments made on behalf of others, and trusts managed by Manson. These trusts include the Alexander Malcolm Manson Trust (often abbreviated as AMMT), the Beckwith Trus...

Social

Subseries consists of records related to Manson's social life. Materials related to events that Manson was invited to are particularly prominent in this subseries, such as luncheons with King George VI and the Queen Mother and later with Quee...

Legal Advocacy

Subseries consists of records related to Manson aiding others with legal matters. The records in this subseries were produced toward the end of Manson's career and after his retirement. These records often pertain to immigration issues, such ...

Agendas

Subseries consists of agendas, diaries, and planners that Manson used. These agendas date from the later part of Manson's life and many were only partially filled.

Electoral Campaigns

Subseries consists of papers related to provincial and federal electoral campaigns in British Columbia. Manson was often a candidate in these elections, although the series also contains materials related to elections in other districts, such as b...

Liberal Party

Subseries consists of records related to the Liberal Party of Canada and, in particular, the Liberal Party of British Columbia. The majority of the records in this subseries date from Manson's time as an MLA.These records include early Libera...

Speeches

Subseries consists of records related to speeches that Manson gave and which he did not identify as belonging to a specific area of his life or career or which belong to multiple areas of his life and career.These records include speech notes and ...

Presbyterian Church

Subseries consists of records related to Manson's involvement in the Presbyterian Church, such as his work fundraising for the construction of St. Andrew's Hall at the University of British Columbia.These records include church publicati...

Education

Subseries consists of records related to Manson's education. These records are predominantly related to his time at the University of Toronto, where he belonged to University College, although a small number of records from his time at Osgood...

Law Societies & Bar Associations

Subseries consists of records related to Manson's participation in law societies and bar associations in Canada and British Columbia. These records date from after he became a judge.These records include meeting minutes, memoranda, memorabili...

Law Firm

Subseries consists of records related to Manson's law firm and legal practise. This subseries includes records created both while Manson was based in Prince Rupert as well as after he had relocated to Vancouver. The records in this subseries ...

Political Correspondence

Subseries consists of correspondence with other MLAs and MPs during Manson's time in government. This correspondence is both with British Columbia politicians as well as with those in Ottawa, and includes correspondence with well-known politi...