Fonds PR-2391 - Major James Skitt Matthews fonds

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Major James Skitt Matthews fonds

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  • 1932-1948 (Creation)
    Matthews, James Skitt, 1878-1970

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1.36 m of textual and graphic records

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The fonds consists of the compiled research of Major James Skitt Matthews, the first Archivist of the City of Vancouver. The majority of the items are bound volumes on a particular subject and often contain copies of photographs and maps.

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Item F/2/M43 contains culturally sensitive information and is restricted. There are no access restrictions to the rest of the fonds.

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The majority of items are also held by City of Vancouver Archives, where the volumes were compiled and published.

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Individual items from Old MS catalogue: E/D/B94; G/V26/M43; G/V26/M43e (7 vols); E/C/G13; G/V26/M43h; W/P27; W/P27M; G/V26/M84; F/2/M43; S/F/P83; O/B/M43; C/C/70/V27/M43; G/V26/M43r; WA/M43

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Matthews also donated photographs to the BC Archives in 1947: HP023251; HP023252; HP023253; HP023254; HP023255; HP023256; HP023257; HP023258; HP023269

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