File MS-1240 - Copies of William Kaye Lamb papers

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Copies of William Kaye Lamb papers

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  • [ca. 1934-1945] (Creation)
    Lamb, William Kaye, 1904-1999

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9 p. of textual records

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William Kaye Lamb was born in New Westminster in 1904. He was educated at the University of British Columbia, the Sorbonne and the London School of Economics. He served as Provincial Archivist and Librarian from 1934 to 1940. He was the University Librarian at U.B.C. from 1940 to 1948 before becoming the Dominion Archivist from 1948 to 1969. During this period he was also the National Librarian from 1953 to 1967. He died in Vancouver in 1999.

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Presented by T.M. Eastwood, School of Librarianship, University of British Columbia, 1981.

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The file consists of photocopies of miscellaneous records collected by W.K. Lamb including:
Reminiscences of Provincial Archivists E.O.S. Scholefield and R.E. Gosnell by Alma Russell, who was for many years a member of the staff of the Provincial Archives; letter from R.H. Coats to W.K. Lamb, November 17, 1944, re his collaboration with R.E. Gosnell on "Sir James Douglas"; letter from John Forsyth, June 22, 1945, re the histories of British Columbia written by Gosnell and Scholefield and Howay and Scholefield.

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As of 1981, originals held by Dr. Lamb.

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Accession number(s): 81-139A

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