Subseries 5 - Lillian Estabrooks collection

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Lillian Estabrooks collection

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CA OSC ARC 01-3-5

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  • 1907-[1980?] (Creation)

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4cm of textual records
149 photographs
1 audio cassette

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Biographical sketch
Lillian Estabrooks (née Gibson), occasionally known as Bill or Billy Gibson, or Billy Estabrooks (b. 1902-08-01 in Almada, SK, d. 2003-08-17 in Penticton, BC) grew up in Keremeos. She and husband Richard (Dick) Estabrooks had three children. In 1981 under the pen name Bill Gibson she collaborated with Doug Cox to publish Under The K: Memories of Growing Up in Keremeos. Lillian Estabrooks was also a regular contributor to the Okanagan Historical Society annual reports.

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Subseries consists of materials with provenance attributed to Lillian Estabrooks. Subseries is predominantly composed of photographs taken, collected, or otherwise attributed to Lillian Estabrooks, primarily during the years 1913-1920. Subseries also includes collected manuscripts, family trees, and notes, and one interview by Doug Cox with “Billy Estabrooks.”

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These photographs have been digitized and are available on UBC’s Open Collections.

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Originals of copies may be at South Similkameen Museum per annotation by Doug Cox.

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Gibson, Bill (Lillian Estabrooks). Under the “K.” Kelowna, B.C.: Skookum Publications, 1981. FC3849.K47 Z49 1981.

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“Estabrooks, Lillian Alexandra “Bill” (nee Gibson) [obituary]”. Okanagan History. Sixty-eighth report of the Okanagan Historical Society. (2004): 210.

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