Fonds RBSC-ARC-1186 - W.B. Farris fonds

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W.B. Farris fonds

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RBSC-ARC-1186

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  • 1917-1944 (Creation)
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    Farris, Wendell Burpee, b. 1886

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2 m of textual records and other material.

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Born in New Brunswick, Wendell Farris attended the University of New Brunswick. After studying law, he was called to the bars of New Brunswick in 1908 and then British Columbia in 1909. He practiced law in Vancouver and sat on the boards of numerous corporations. Farris was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in 1942.

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The fonds consists of incoming letters (1920-1944), outgoing letters (1917-1942), and business correspondence (1920-1942). Also included are stocks, receipts, tax returns, addresses, printed matter on Canadian and world politics, economics and industry, photographs, memorabilia, maps and plans.

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Inventory available. PDF document attached.

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Includes: 10 photographs, 2 maps, 4 plans.

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