Fonds RBSC-ARC-1505 - James Sinclair fonds

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James Sinclair fonds

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RBSC-ARC-1505

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  • 1928-1981 (Creation)
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    Sinclair, James

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1.4 m of textual records; 590 photographs

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(1908-1984)

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Born in Banff, Scotland, James Sinclair moved to Vancouver with his family in 1911. He attended the University of British Columbia and was awarded a Rhodes scholarship in 1928. Sinclair was first elected to the House of Commons in 1940 and he represented North Vancouver as MP until 1958. From 1952 to 1957 he served as Minister of Fisheries for the Liberal government.

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The fonds consists of diaries, scrapbooks, correspondence, photographs, speeches, printed material, and memoirs pertaining to the university, military, business and political careers of James Sinclair. Also included are sous-fonds relating to the teaching career of his father James G. Sinclair and his wife Kathleen Sinclair.

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Inventory available. PDF document attached.

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