Fonds UBCA-ARC-1356 - Haweis Family fonds

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Haweis Family fonds

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5.4 m of textual records
ca. 1250 photographs

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The family members represented in the Haweis family fonds include Lionel Haweis, his father and mother, Reverend Hugh Reginald and Mary Eliza Haweis (née Joy), sister Hugolin Haweis and brother Stephen Haweis, and other relatives. The name is pronounced, "Hoyse."
Hugh Reginald Haweis was an English scholar, author and lecturer. His wife, Mary Elizabeth 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 the Rosetti Photographic Studio and later worked at 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 a curator until she died in 1986.

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The fonds consists of materials created, received or collected by various members of the Haweis family. 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.

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Photographs are located in the archives vault and were formerly administered by RBSC, hence the series BC 1903/. Please ask archives staff for details.

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The Rossetti Studio Stanley Park photographs have been digitized and are available through this link - UBC Library Digital Collections.

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Records generated by Lionel Haweis' daughter Renee Chipman which had been included in a preliminary Haweis family finding aid have now been re-described and are available as the Renee Chipman fonds.

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