Fonds RBSC-ARC-1573 - Vagabond Club fonds

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Vagabond Club fonds

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RBSC-ARC-1573

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  • 1967-1968 (Creation)
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    Vagabond Club
  • 1892-1928 (Creation)
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    Vagabond Club

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43 cm of textual records;13 photographs

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The Vagabond Club (1914-1928) was a Vancouver literary society for men intended for those interested in literature and possessing a sharp wit. A member was expected to verbally "attack" his fellow members in an amusing way. The Vagabond Club was formed at a time (1914) when this form of "verbal jousting" was commonplace. The Club was very much a Vancouver organization with a distinct focus on British Columbia and Canadian literature.

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The fonds consists of biographical material, correspondence, constitutions, lists, and financial records. It also contains printed material which includes manuscripts of poetry and prose, announcements and programmes for the Vagabond Club (1915-1921), as well as ephemera and photographs. Also included are sous-fonds relating to the Comrades Club and Charles Hill-Tout (1892-1944). Fonds includes material relating to club history created by Jackie Hooper.

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