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Robert Allison Hood fonds
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1861, 1888-1958 (Creation)
- Hood, Robert Allison
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2.47 m textual records and other material.
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Robert Allison Hood was born in Scotland and spent his youth in California, where he completed his education at the University of California at Berkeley. In 1906 he came to Vancouver and began his career in finance and real estate. In addition to writing poems, articles, and plays, Hood published several books, including The Chivalry of Keith Leicester: A romance of British Columbia (1918), The Quest of Alistair (1921), The Case of Kinnear (1942), and Ballads of the Pacific Northwest (1946). He was a member of the Canadian Authors' Association from its inception in 1921, and chairman of the Vancouver branch for a period.
The second accrual to this fonds was acquired in 2012. The materials had been stored in the family home and were inherited by Dorothy Morse, who donated them.
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The fonds consists of correspondence, manuscripts, clippings, photographs, printed material, memorabilia, and other documents related to Hood's personal life and interests, his writing, and his career in real estate and financial management. Also included are documents related to Hood's involvement in the Canadian Authors Association, the St. Andrew's and Caledonian Society, the Scottish Dramatic Society, and the Central Presbyterian Church in Vancouver. The fonds also contains a subfonds consisting of Hood Brothers' correspondence and financial records.
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Photo identifier: BC-2158
Includes 100 photographs, 1 drawing, 1 print, and 1 album.