Series - British Columbia records

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British Columbia records

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  • 1903 - 1990 (Creation)

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11 cm of textual records

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(1892-1992)

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This series contains Oscar Orr’s correspondence with prominent members of British Columbia, including letters and invitations received by Orr and autographed clippings and notes. There are legal records from the early 1900s with the signatures of early BC Premiers and Ministers; Members of the Legislative Assembly and Members of Parliament; Mayors of Vancouver throughout the 1900s; the Lieutenant Governor and BC Attorneys General.

The series also contains correspondence from and autographs of members from the Vancouver Police Department and RCMP; Vancouver Sun reporters and columnists; BC lawyers and judges; Orr’s 29th Battalion comrades, sergeants and officers. Notably, the series contains the records or autographs of Supreme Court Chief Justice Mr. Aulay Macaulay Morrison; early Mayors of Vancouver Louis D. Taylor and G.G. McGeer; Chief Justice of the BC Court of Appeal, Gordon M. Sloan; and Hon. Howard Green.

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