Fonds PR-1344 - Crease family fonds

Sir Henry Pering Pellew Crease. Supreme Court of British Columbia; held at the Victoria Law Courts. [Canton, China] 1,2,3 Panoramic View of the heights from the Grand Parade Ground, on the right is... [Canton, China] 1) Looking from the top of the barracks of the Marine Artillery on the side of Ma... [Canton, China] 2) Looking from Mud Fort down the road leading up to it from the Walls, taking in... [Canton, China ] 2) The North East Gate from the ruined houses inside the walls - some little dis... [Canton, China]  3.   [Possibly part of the panorama referenced in HP078410] [Canton, China] 4.  Just inside the entrance door of Howqua' the great Tea Merchants' Gardens at ... [Canton, China]  This gives you the ornamental water, the little summer house in the centre is wh... [Canton, China]  Nos. 6 and 7 take in the entrance to the Gardens, and part of the Main Building ... [Canton, China] 8)  Capt. Martineau's house, the man on the right is another officer, on the left... [Canton, China] 8.  Gives us another ornamental water and the road leading to the Gardens beyond.... [Canton, China] 9.  Gives part of the house where I stood when I photographed No. 8, near wh. spo... [Canton, China]  10)  The trunk of a large tree in the Park of Commr. Zamsun [?] - remark how the... [Canton, China] The house we tiffined in, in the Gardens, the figures are indistinct because they... [Canton, China] 11)  Part of Joss House where 47th B.N.I. are quartered, the Chinese Inscription ... [Canton, China]  11.  View of the Canal approaching Howqua's from one of the top windows in the m... [Canton, China]  12.  View in the celebrated Honam Temple taking in an old tree and the usual acc... [Canton, China]  13)  Capt. Budd's Quarters and where his company are stationed, this place was t... [Canton, China]  13.  The nine storied Pagoda from the Coms. yamun. [Canton, China]  14)  Mess of the Royal Marine Artillery and Pa-ta-sahu-pash Tartar Mandarin. [Canton, China] 14)  The new landing place from the pier, the third building from the right is th... [Canton, China]  15.  The Pier of the new landing place from the telegraph station, examine the c... [Canton, China] 15)  West gates from outside the Wall, the attack of the Chinese was from the fro... [Canton, China] 5)  [Hilltop building and large ornamental trees]. [Canton, China]  16.  The South East angle of the walls of Canton from the entrance to the landin... [Canton, China]  17 and 18.  Gates of a Joss house close by the south wall of the City and from t... [Canton, China]  18. [Another view of the gates of the Joss house seen in HP078434] [Canton, China]  19.  End Comms. Store and the remains of the French Folly from near the telegrap... [Canton, China]  20.  River scene, taking in the remains of an old junk or two the Marceau French...
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Crease family fonds

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  • 1753-1965 (Creation)
    Crease (family)

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ca. 10 m of textual records and other material

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Henry Pering Pellew Crease (1823-1905) was born at Ince Castle, Yorkshire, England, the son of Captain Henry Crease (d. 1862), a Royal Naval Officer, and Mary Crease, heiress of Ince Castle. Educated as a lawyer, Crease married Sarah Lindley, daughter of a noted British botanist, in 1853 and came to British Columbia in 1858 to serve as Attorney-General of the Colony of Vancouver Island. He later became involved in politics, was appointed to the Supreme Court, and was knighted in 1896, nine years before his death. His wife, Sarah, died in 1922. The Crease family children included Mary (1854-1915); Barbara (1857-1883); Susan (1855-1947), an artist involved with the local Council of Women; Lindley (1867-1940), a lawyer and outdoorsman; Arthur (1872-1967), a lawyer and soldier; and Josephine (1864-1947), an artist prominent in the Island Arts and Crafts Society. Other family members in the province included Emily Howard Crease (d. 1900), Henry's sister, who was a teacher in Victoria. Both generations of the Crease family were active in Victoria's political, social, religious, philanthropic and Masonic organizations.

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The fonds consists of diaries, correspondence, journals, notebooks, sketchbooks and account books of Henry Pering Pellew Crease; diaries, correspondence, sketchbooks, notebooks, and letter index of Sarah (Lindley) Crease; diaries, correspondence, notebooks, sketchbooks and commonplace book of Lindley Crease; diaries, sketchbooks, library catalogue and correspondence of Susan Crease; diaries, sketchbooks and notebooks of Josephine Crease, including records relating to Island Arts and Crafts Society; and diaries, correspondence and account books of Arthur Crease. Includes diaries of Emily Howard Crease, correspondence of Barbara Crease, correspondence of other family members, diaries and sketchbooks of Mary Crease, and minutes of the Colonial Securities Company. Fonds includes maps of the Crimea, Toronto, and various locations in B.C. Also includes a scrapbook regarding the Bishop Hills, Dean Cridge dispute.

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Descriptive list available for MS-0573. Inventory available for paintings, drawings, and photographs.

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Archives code(s): MS-0055; MS-0056; MS-0535; MS-0573; MS-1913; 198207-48; 197906-3; 197906-13; 198107-67; 198202-26; 198203-71; 198311-3; 98311-5; 98401-1; 98806-1; PDP; A/E/C86; M856037.

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Accession number(s): 199104-002; MS-0535; 198701-001

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Includes: 4000 photographs, 3000 paintings and drawings, and 60 maps.

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