Fonds RBSC-ARC-1649 - James R. Stanton fonds

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James R. Stanton fonds

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6 cm of textual material
24 photographs : b&w and col.
4 slides : col. ; 35 mm.

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James Robert Stanton was born in Snohomish, Washington in 1885. His father was killed in an accident during construction of the Great Northern Railway in Washington and his mother died at birth. He was raised by a station agent and his wife. He began schooling in Wenatchee and later attended high school in Seattle where he met his wife, Laurette. In Seattle, he worked various jobs on boats and later owned a garage. In 1919 they moved to Knight Inlet, British Columbia where they lived and ran a guiding business until Laurette’s death. Following, he lived in Vancouver, Indiana, Campbell River and Comox. In Vancouver he wrote a manuscript titled “Kitlamtass” about his life growing up in Washington and with Laurette in Knight Inlet from 1919-1966. He died in 1978. Two landmarks have been named for him: Stanton Creek and Mt. Stanton in the Franklin River area on Vancouver Island.

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Fonds illustrates James R. Stanton’s personal life and guiding business in Knight Inlet, British Columbia. It consists of an unpublished biography written by Stanton (including a foreword by R.M. Lorentsen and an epilogue by Blair Mclean), photographs selected by Stanton for his manuscript, and additional photographs and slides of the Stanton family.

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Photographs glued to loose leaf paper.

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Photograph identifier: BC-2031

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