Series MS-1164 - Mackie family papers

Dustin Mackie at Monte Creek with a dead rattlesnake and a dog Altar boys and others of St. Nicholas parish Partial view of staff and students of Vernon Preparatory Geoffrey Fylton Mackie, as he entered the Canadian Air Force Geoffrey Fylton Mackie on a shooting trip Hugh de Fylton Mackie at work at home in BC Richard Mackie "Uncle Ben's car"

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Mackie family papers

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  • 1871-1974 (Creation)

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1.3 m of textual records, photographs and 1 audio recording

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Accession 79-184 received from Patrick F. Mackie and John Kidston, Vernon, 1979. Accession 82-050 received from Jean Barman in 1982.

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The series reflects the development and activities of the Vernon Preparatory School for boys and the lives of its proprietors, Augustine (1879-1965) and Hugh (1882-1971) Mackie.

The records include a list of pupils, a copy of the school register, sample pupil reports, an account book, clipping books, and miscellaneous notebooks. It also includes numerous notebooks filled with sermons and talks to the boys by Augustine Mackie. Some of the sermons were from his period as a priest in England prior to emigrating to Canada. School materials include complete runs of the Old Boys' News Letter (1951-1961) and the Chronicle of the Vernon Preparatory School (1918-1950). There is also considerable private material relating to Mackie family members, both those in Canada and in England. This includes correspondence, genealogical material, a marriage contract (1871), diaries, journals, scrapbooks and clipping books. Augustine was a devoted conservationist and fish and game enthusiast and there are copies of several articles written by him on the topic.

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An audio sound disc recording of the Vernon Preparatory School Boys' Choir was transferred to Sound and Moving Images Division: SD0012:63.
Photographs from 79-182 were transferred to Visual Records Division, accession 198012-013.
Photographs from 82-050 were transferred to Visual Records Division, accession 198508-013.
School poster and "Vernon Preparatory School Chronicle" (1918-1950) transferred to BC Archives Library (LS856-571).

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Accession number(s): 79-184; 82-050; 198012-013; 198508-013

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