Fonds PR-0976 - Kenneth R. Genn fonds

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Kenneth R. Genn fonds

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  • 1865-1970 (Creation)
    Kenneth R. Genn (Firm)

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28 m of textual records, 10 maps

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Kenneth R. Genn owned an accounting firm that had been established in 1901 by William Curtis Sampson. Sampson began the firm after working for the Canadian Pacific Railway and as a rancher in the Fraser Valley. In 1921, Reginald Genn took over the firm when Sampson retired. In 1953, Kenneth Reginald Genn took over the firm after his father died. Kenneth Genn died in 1982.

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The fonds consists of financial records of many B.C. businesses, sports clubs, hospitals, churches and family estates administered by the firms of William Curtis Sampson, Reginald Genn, and Kenneth R. Genn. Fonds includes financial records relating to the Queen Alexandra Solarium for Crippled Children, Reveller's Inc., Royal Colwood Golf Club, St. Margaret's School Company, British Columbia Cattle Company, Victoria City Baseball Company and Esquimalt Water Works Company, as well as estate records of Joseph Blackburn Greaves, Benjamin William Pearse, Joseph Despard Pemberton, Joseph Austin Sayward, and Roderick Finlayson. Also included are records pertaining to missionary work in the Yukon and civil defence and maps of the B.C. Cattle Company.

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Archives code(s): MS-1950; M845017

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