File MS-2666 - Affleck, Edward Lloyd, 1924-. Vancouver.

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Affleck, Edward Lloyd, 1924-. Vancouver.

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  • 1987 (Creation)
    Affleck, Edward L.

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Typescript, 64 pages

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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.

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The settlement and development of the Kootenay Lake outlet area.

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Accession number(s): 89-001

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