Fonds PR-1272 - Chambers family fonds

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Chambers family fonds

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  • graphic material
  • moving images
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  • 1927-1960 (Creation)
    Chambers (family)

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1559 photographs, 1 film reel, 1 videocassette

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Theodore Gervase Sandeman Chambers (1897-1989) was married to Lilian Therese Victoria Chambers (1897-1986). They were proprietors of the Forbidden Plateau Lodge, near Courtenay, B.C., in the 1940s and 1950s.

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The fonds consists of photographs of the Chambers family, and home movies of their travels in British Columbia, Canada, the United States and Europe (1936-1940), as well as footage of Forbidden Plateau (1949) and a promotional film the Chambers made for the Empire Tea Bureau.

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Material in 85-103 and F1986:11/001 donated to the BC Archives by the Chambers' executor, Mrs. Claire Bridgeman, 1985-08? Other material donated by Mrs. Lilian T.V. Chambers. V1986:13 deposited by P. Dunae.


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Archives code(s): 74A-001; 85-103; 198207-006; F1986:11/001; V1986:13.

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Accession number(s): 198207-006; 85-103; F1986:11; V1986:13; 74A-001


Graphic material and moving image originals may be in cool or cold storage. Contact staff for specific details.

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