Item AAAB0874 - Constance Swartz interview

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Constance Swartz interview

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  • 1965-10-04 [date recorded] (Creation)

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RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-10-04 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Constance G. Swartz discusses her family background. Her mother Winifred Higgs and her aunt Maybelle Higgs came to the Gulf Islands in 1896. Her father R.G. Grey came to Samuel Island i;n 1887. She describes social life and customs; father's attempts at agriculture; work on the family farm; parents married in 1900; more on agriculture and settler's experiences; religion and churches; nature appreciation; relation to Earl Grey; Indians; the Payne family of Saturna Island. TRACK 2: More on the Payne family; Warburton Pike who was a well-known explorer; Jack Aitkins of Moresby Isl;and; her aunt Maybelle Higgs married Martin A. Grainger in 1908; anecdotes about Grainger; the family moved to Esquimalt in 1910; Samuel Island in many hands since the Grey family sold it; comments on; uncle Arthur Spalding.;

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Imbert Orchard, 1974-1975


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A digital copy is available.

  • Complete transcript on file.
  • Reference cassette copy available in container 000443-048.

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  • Copying Restriction: Clients requesting research/private copies must fill out CBC form.
  • Use Restriction: Not for broadcast or commercial use without written permission of the CBC.
  • Copyright Status: Copyright Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

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Accession number(s): T0783

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Orchard ; G-04/1-2

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speaker: Constance G. Swartz, interviewer: Imbert Orchard, sound recording: Ian Stephen

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