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Aluminum Company of Canada Limited

  • 11776
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Name changed in 1925 from Northern Aluminum Company. Name changed in 1971 to Alcan Canada Products; however, some documents continue to bear the name Aluminum Company of Canada. A subsidiary of the holding company Aluminium Limited (founded 1928) which changed its name in 1966 to Alcan Aluminium Limited. This is the company which controls all operations outside the United States; in the U.S., it is called Aluminum Company of America. Documents by this body are found under the name used at the time of their creation.

Amelia (Ship)

  • 382
  • Corporate body

The ship Amelia was based on Vancouver Island.

American Philosophical Library (Philadelphia, PA)

  • 2722
  • Corporate body

The American Philosophical Society was founded in 1743, and the library houses over 350,000 volumes and bound periodicals, eleven million manuscripts, 250,000 images and thousands of hours of audio tape. The library is one of the leading American institutions in documenting cultural anthropology.

Ammon, Alicia, 1886-1980

  • 3280
  • Person

Actress Alicia Ammon was born in London, England in 1886. She died in Vancouver on 24 February 1980.

Ancient Order of Foresters. Home No. 5886 (Nanaimo, B.C.)

  • 386
  • Corporate body

The Ancient Order of Foresters Nanaimo Lodge No. 5886 was established ca. 1875. The local Foresters' Court was named Nanaimo Foresters' Home No. 5886, and was part of the Columbia District.

Anderson, Alex

  • 390
  • Person

Alex Anderson, the uncle of R.T. Anderson, was a resident of Lakeland, Florida.

Anderson, Alexander Caulfield, 1814-1884

  • 391
  • Person

Alexander Anderson was appointed an apprentice clerk for the Hudson's Bay Company in 1831. He worked for the company in various forts from 1831 to 1858, eventually becoming Chief Factor at Fort Colvile and second in command at Fort Vancouver. He later became the postmaster of Victoria. In 1876, he acted as commissioner for settlement of the Indian land question in B.C. He died in Victoria.

Anderson, Arthur

  • 392
  • Person

Arthur Anderson was a well-digger based in Victoria, B.C.

Anderson, David Alexander, 1937-

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  • Person

David Anderson was elected to the House of Commons as Liberal Member of Parliament in 1968 and he held the seat until 1972 when he left Ottawa to lead the Liberal Party of British Columbia. In August 1972 he was elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for Victoria and served until his defeat in 1975.

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