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Adamson, Amy Lindesay

  • 16223
  • Person
  • 1909-1984

Amy L. Adamson was born in 1909 in Edmonton, Alberta. The family moved to Victoria in Adamson’s youth. She was the youngest of four children.

Adamson was a student at the Victoria School of Art in the late 1920s and early 30s where she was recognized for her artistic skills. She went on to attend the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland and the Chelsea School of Art in London. She also worked with children at the Royal Drawing Society while living in London. In Victoria, Adamson worked at the Norfolk House School and was the President of the Old Girls Association in 1939.

Adamson worked in watercolour, oils, and printmaking. She sometimes etched Christmas cards and calendars. In 1934, she also designed book covers for the Boys and Girls Library at the Oak Bay Library . In 1939, she designed and published a map of Victoria, BC.

Adamson died on December 28, 1984 and is buried in the Holy Trinity Anglican Cemetery in Saanich, BC.

Adilman, Tamara

  • 18447
  • Person

Tamara Adilman was a researcher associated with Simon Fraser University.

Adolph, Val, 1936-

  • 27950
  • Person

Val Adolph was a researcher who actively used oral history techniques.

Affleck, Edward L.

  • 2662
  • Person
  • 1924-2003

Edward (Ted) Lloyd Affleck was born in Nelson, B.C. on April 5, 1924. Growing up in Nelson, he accompanied his father, a civil engineer and land surveyor, on field trips at a young age. He graduated from UBC with honours in chemistry, briefly served in the Pacific Infantry Battalion in 1945 and taught high school in Alberni, Kelowna and Mission. In Seattle he studied to become a librarian, later working at the University of Oregon as a science librarian. He became an accountant in Vancouver and compiled two histories of chartered accountants in B.C. In 1963 Affleck married Jean Galbraith; they had two children, Carolyn and David, and were married until her death in 1989.

Affleck established the Alexander Nicholls Press, (the name was derived from his maternal grandparent) and was the writer and editor of many books on the history of the Kootenay region, on transportation, and on sternwheeler and paddlewheeler vessels in particular. These works include: Sternwheelers, Sandbars and Switchbacks; Kootenay Lake Chronicles; Kootenay Pathfinders: Settlement in the Kootenay District; The Settlement and Development of the Kootenay Lake Outlet Area; Affleck's List of Sternwheelers Plying the Inland Waters of British Columbia 1858-1980; A Century of Paddlewheelers in the Pacific Northwest, the Yukon and Alaska; High Grade & Hot Springs: A History of Ainsworth Camp; Kootenay Yesterdays: Three First Hand Accounts of Mining, Prospecting, Ranching; A street railway system for Nelson, B.C.; Memoirs of Lorris E. Borden, B.A., M.D., C.M. : pioneer surgeon in Nelson, B.C. ; Columbia River chronicles : "A history of the Kootenay District in the 19th century"; Historic shipwrecks of the West Kootenay District, British Columbia; Kootenay Railway & Navigation Company: steamboat rivalry on Kootenay Lake; Railcar barging on Kootenay Lake.

Edward Affleck died in Vancouver in 2003.

Agar, Carl

  • 18453
  • Person

BC helicopter pioneer.

Aitken, George, 1885-1955

  • 360
  • Person
  • 1885-1955

George Aitken was Chief Geographer of the Survey Branch, Department of Lands.

Akino, Isamu

  • 38271
  • Person
  • 1935-2011

Isamu Akino was born in Kyoto in 1935. He attended the Tokyo University of the Arts in the 1960s and spent time in India and Nepal. In the late 1960s and early 1970s he traveled throughout the world and then lived for a while in Vancouver and Victoria. While in Victoria, he worked with local sculptor Elza Mayhew, making paper rubbings of her bronze pieces. He returned to Japan and continued to work as a painter and illustrator. He died in 2011.

Alexander, Allen

  • 370
  • Person

Allen Alexander was a miner in the Cariboo region of B.C.

Alexander, Austin John

  • 12610
  • Person
  • 1902?-1975

Austin J. Alexander was a North Vancouver resident who made amateur films in 1930s and was a member of the Vancouver Cine 8 Club.

Alexander, George J.

  • 11773
  • Person

George J. Alexander (1891-1980) served in the Provincial Dept. of Fisheries as Assistant Commissioner, and later Deputy Minister, from 1934 until his retirement in 1956. He was also an amateur photographer and filmmaker. Working from his home, he produced at least three completed films for the department, showing various aspects of the commercial salmon fishing industry in B.C. Prior to his public service appointment, Alexander was employed by the Canadian Fishing Company.

Alexander, Richard Henry, 1844-1915

  • 371
  • Person

Richard Henry Alexander was born in Scotland and travelled with the Overlanders to B.C. in 1862. He was the manager of the Hastings Sawmill and became active in civic affairs in Vancouver, B.C.

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