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Fonds PR-0356 - Newcombe family fonds

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Newcombe family fonds

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  • 1870-1955 (Creation)
    Newcombe (family)

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7.3 m of textual records, 270 photographs, 67 maps

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Newcombe (family)

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Dr. Charles Frederick Newcombe was born in England in 1851. Educated at the University of Aberdeen in medicine, he was a botanist and anthropologist. He came to B.C. in 1889 and died in 1924. His son, William A. Newcombe was born in 1884 and, like his father, became an authority on the ethnology of British Columbia's aboriginal peoples. He also served as a trustee of Emily Carr's estate in 1945. He died in 1960.

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The fonds consists of correspondence, subject files, accounts, and annotated books relating to the Newcombe family's interest in ethnology as well as the papers of C.F. and W.A. Newcombe and other members of the family. Fonds includes photographs of views of Victoria and of northwest Washington State and maps of various areas in B.C.

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Archives code(s): MS-1077; 98202-17.

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Accession number(s): 24907G; MS-1077

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