Series MS-0255 - Ker family papers

North Saanich Hotel and post office, Sidney The Brackman-Ker Milling Co., Ltd., Victoria branch building. The Brackman-Ker Milling Co., Ltd., Victoria branch building. Western Canada Flour MIlls Co. Ltd; Brackman-Ker. The Brackman-Ker Milling Co. Ltd., Vancouver branch. The Brackman-Ker Milling Co. Ltd., Nanaimo branch. Ships at a wharf; Victoria The Brackman-Ker Milling Co. Ltd. wharf in Vancouver. The Brackman-Ker Milling Co. Ltd. Brackman-Ker Milling Co.

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Ker family papers

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  • 1840-1945 (Creation)

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12 cm of textual records, 77 photographs

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Correspondence outward (1864, 1868) and inward (1861-1871) of Robert Ker, Colonial Auditor for Vancouver Island, with some of his commissions (1864, 1865, 1868), an indenture (1844), miscellaneous notes; correspondence of R.H.B. Ker and David Russell Kerr with General Crerar, 1944 (two letters), and of D.R. Ker with General Currie, 1917, and H. Joly de Lotbiniere, 1903 (two letters); clippings and photographs which have been transferred to Visual Records accession 198210-007. The Ker family lived in Victoria, B.C. Robert Henry Brackman Ker was an executive with a number of British Columbia business firms, including Ker and Stephenson Ltd. and Brackman-Ker Milling Company. He served on Victoria City Council, as President of the Victoria Chamber of Commerce, and as Aide-de-Camp to the Lieutenant-Governor of B.C. The records include correspondence inward and outward, miscellaneous notes, clippings and photographs. Photographs transferred to Visual Records accession 198210-007. Related records in MS-0793 and Visual Records accession 198208-038, 22 albums. Additional records are also available at the City of Victoria Archives, PR 48. Biographical sketch taken from BCAUL. Source: MS Finding Aids Presented by R.H.B Ker, Victoria, 1971. Finding aid: file list.

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Accession number(s): MS-0255; 198210-007

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