Item T1288:0001 - 0002 - Lottie Bowron interview

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Lottie Bowron interview

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  • sound recording

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T1288:0001 - 0002

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  • 1962-03-27 (Creation)

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3 audio reels (01:30:00) : 19 cm/sec, mono ; 18 cm

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CALL NUMBER: T1288:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1962-03-27 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Miss Bowron recalls her arrival in Victoria about 1902 and her first impressions of Victoria. She talks about her work for Sir Richard McBride in 1904; his appearance; incidents and anecdotes; his railway policy; the submarines; knighthood; religion; party politics; his farewell in 1915; his early life in New Westminster; training as a lawyer; entry into politics; Miss Bowron's work in the Premier's Office; the Pacific Great Eastern Railway and Captain Tatlow, the Minister of Finance. TRACK 2: Miss Bowron continues with descriptions of Sir Richard McBride in the Legislative Assembly; the opposition; his connections with Britain; relations with working men; relations with Attorney General W.J. Bowser; personal incidents; his family; speeches; his resignation; his death in England at 47; and his relations with Indians. Miss Bowron recalls incidents involving Mr. and Mrs. R.P. Butchart and their garden; and Mrs. R.B. McMicking.

CALL NUMBER: T1288:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1962-03-27 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Miss Bowron continues with her recollections about Mrs. McMicking; Sir Richard McBride; impressions of early Victoria; and comments about Victoria in the 1960s. [TRACK 2: blank.]

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Imbert Orchard, 1974-1975


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  • Complete transcript on file.
  • Reference cassette copies (numbered T1288:0001 - 0003?) available
  • 2 preservation discs made from original audio reels, 2002-06-27.

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  • Copying Restriction: Clients requesting research/private copies must fill out CBC form.
  • Use Restriction: Not for broadcast or commercial use without written permission of the CBC.
  • Copyright Status: Copyright Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

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Accession number(s): T1288

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Previously described as AAAB1423

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Orchard ; VC-03/1-3

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speaker: Lottie Mabel Bowron, interviewer: Imbert Orchard, sound recording: Ian Stephen

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