Fonds PR-1293 - Claxton family fonds

"Track laying, E. & N. Railway, Alberni"; Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway track layin... E & N (Canadian Pacific Railway) Engineering Party At Cameron Lake.

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Claxton family fonds

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  • 1890-1972 (Creation)
    Claxton (family)

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88 cm of textual records, 225 photographs

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The Claxton family emigrated from England. Cecil Claxton, a merchant marine, became Superintendent of Pilots, B.C. Pilotage District. He married Helen MacGregor in 1927. They had one child, Peter, who obtained a B.Sc. in agriculture in 1962.

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The fonds consists of correspondence between members of the Claxton family, principally Cecil, Helen and Peter Claxton, and family photographs.

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Archives code(s): MS-2183; 198005-001; 198606-002.

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Accession number(s): 85-007; 198005-001; 198606-002

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  • Box: 001353-0001
  • Box: 001095-0001