Fonds RBSC-ARC-1660 - Haweis family fonds

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Haweis family fonds

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  • 1860-1980 (Creation)
    Haweis (family)

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ca. 1800 photographs

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The family members represented in the the Haweis family fonds include Lionel Haweis, his father and mother Reverend Hugh Reginald and Mary Eliza Haweis, sister Hugolin Haweis and brother Stephen Haweis and assorted other relatives. The name is pronounced "Hoyse".
Hugh Reginald Haweis was an English scholar, author and lecturer. His wife, Mary Elizabeth Joy Haweis, was an author of women's and children's books whose book on Chaucer became a standard text for English schools. Their children included Lionel, who worked as a tea planter before moving to Vancouver to open a photography studio and later work at the UBC Library; Hugolin, a photographer, humourist and writer; and, Stephen, an artist. Lionel's daughter, Renee Haweis Chipman, was a writer who worked as assistant editor to Ma Murray and served in the Canadian Army Women's Corps. She established the Lillooet Museum and was its curator until her death in 1986.

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The fonds consists of photographs of the Haweis family, including views of family and friends, travel views of England, Germany and Italy, photographs by Hugolin and Stephen Haweis, art phototgraphs of Lionel Haweis, views of tea plantations, and images pertaining to Renee Haweis Chipman's involvement in the Canadian Women's Army Corps.

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Photograph descriptions available in the Haweis family fonds finding aid from the University of British Columbia Archives:

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Photograph identifier: BC-1903

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