Series GR-0108 - Tranquille Sanatorium records

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Tranquille Sanatorium records

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  • 1927-1958 (Creation)
    Tranquille Sanatorium

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85 cm of textual records

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Located at the mouth of the river of the same name on the north side of Kamloops Lake, 10 km west of Kamloops, Tranquille was established as a tuberculosis sanitorium, the first one west of Ontario, in 1907, with the British Columbia Anti-Tuberculosis Society as the owner/operator. Although privately owned and operated, regulations for its governance and management were promulgated by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council. The unofficial name from 1910 to 1918 was the King Edward Sanatorium or King Edward Memorial Sanatorium. In 1921 it was purchased by the BC government, and administered by the Dept. of the Provincial Secretary. In 1935 it was administered by the Tuberculosis Control Division, Provincial Board of Health. In 1946 administered by the Dept. of Health and Welfare. In 1959 Tranquille was converted to a facility for the mentally and physically handicapped, dropping the word ‘’sanatorium’’ from the name. The institution closed in 1984.

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Custodial history unknown. Records accessioned in 1976.

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The series consists of records created by the Medical Superintendent of Tranquille Sanatorium between 1925 and 1958. The records include correspondence, memos, reports and subject files.

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These records are restricted. Please contact the BC Archives for information about access.

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Accession number(s): GR-0108

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