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Fonds PR-0864 - Harris family fonds

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Harris family fonds

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PR-0864

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  • 1834-1913 (Creation)
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    Harris (family)

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29 cm of textual records

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Harris (family)

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The Harris family lived in Victoria. Martha Harris was the daughter of Sir James Douglas. She married Dennis Harris, a land surveyor with the Canadian Pacific Railway who later became an engineer and businessman in Victoria.

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The fonds consists of correspondence of the Harris family, principally that of Martha and Dennis Harris, memoirs, journals, business records of Dennis Harris and family memorabilia. Fonds includes records relating to Sir James Douglas and the diary of Martha Harris (with annotations by Douglas). Fonds also includes a survey book of Dennis Harris for a CPR survey at an undetermined location.

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Archives code(s): MS-2789; E/B/H242; E/B/H24; E/D/H24; 199009-007; 198206-090.

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