Fonds RBSC-ARC-1414 - Odlum family fonds

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Odlum family fonds

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RBSC-ARC-1414

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  • 1888-1927, 1939-1943 (Creation)
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    Odlum (family)

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66 cm of textual records

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From 1886 to 1889 Edward Odlum and his family lived in Japan where he was engaged in educational work. Odlum's son Victor was born in Cobourg, Ontario and came to British Columbia in 1889. He worked as a reporter and then editor-in-chief of the Daily World. Victor Odlum served then as MLA in the Provincial Legislature (1924-1928) and also completed a distinguished career in the military.

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The fonds consists primarily of material generated by Edward Odlum (1850-1935). It includes drafts of Edward Odlum's A Dictionary of Classical Antiquity, references to the Israelite movement and material he wrote and collected about Japan (1888-1927). It also includes editorial cartoons (1939-1943) which were collected [by Victor?] after Edward's death.

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