Fonds PR-0553 - Gerald McGeer fonds

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Gerald McGeer fonds

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  • textual record
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  • 1913-1947 (Creation)
    McGeer, Gerald Grattan, 1888-1947

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4.2 m of textual records, 296 photographs, 6 maps

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Gerald McGeer was born in Manitoba but lived most of his life in Vancouver. He apprenticed to become an iron moulder, later deciding to become a lawyer. He was called to the bar in 1915. In 1917 he married Charlotte Spence. In 1916 he was elected Liberal MLA for Richmond. In 1933, he was elected an MLA for Vancouver Burrard, after having contested three federal elections unsuccessfully. He was twice elected Mayor of Vancouver, from 1935 to 1936, and in 1947. In 1945, he was appointed Senator.

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  • Presented by Mrs. G.G. McGeer, Vancouver, 1950
  • Pamplets in box 31 were removed from the records and transferred to the Provincial Library (now Legislative Library) in 1950. They were transferred back to the BC Archives in 1994 and 1996.

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The fonds consists of correspondence (1927-1947) and subject files containing correspondence, memos, clippings and manuscripts. Fonds includes maps of the Ripple Rock area.

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Archives code(s): MS-0009; 98207-7; Map Reg. No. 24105-24110.

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Accession number(s): 198207-007; M89-029

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