Title and statement of responsibility area
William S. Lythgoe fonds
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- graphic material
- textual record
- multiple media
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- Source of title proper: Title based on the contents of the fonds.
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Dates of creation area
[ca. 1940-1960] (Creation)
- Lythgoe, William Scott
Physical description area
220 photographs and 1 cm of textual records
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Archival description area
Name of creator
William Scott Lythgoe was born in 1905 in Hexham, Northumberland, England, and married Dorothy Adeline Meredith in Vancouver in 1933. He was an inspector for the Liquor Control Board in the 1950s and 1960s (and possibly earlier). He lived in Victoria, Vancouver and Burnaby. He died in Vancouver in 1979 at age 73.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of photographs of hotels, motels, public houses, bars, taverns, and saloons in all regions of British Columbia; the locations are predominantly rural areas and small towns. While focusing on the buildings, the photos also contain subjects which include: people, automobiles, parking lots, street scenes, bridges, and business establishments such as stores and restaurants. The photographs probably date from the 1940s and 1950s. The photographer(s) are not identified.
The photographs probably relate to Lythgoe's activities as an inspector for the B.C. Liquor Control Board. That body created beer license files which often contained photographs. The fonds also consists of a photocopy of a seven page key/index for the photos, broken down by regions of the province. However, the key has inaccuracies when compared against the photographs. There are annotations on the reverse side of some of the photographs, providing some historical information and description of the buildings.
Immediate source of acquisition
Originals given on loan by William S. Lythgoe, for copying by B.C Archives, ca. 1975-1976.
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Restrictions on access
No access restrictions apply.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Photographs created prior to January 1, 1949 are in the public domain. The copyright holder for photographs created after January 1, 1949 is unknown. Credit to: William S. Lythgoe and the B.C. Archives.
220 item-level descriptions and digital images are available through the catalogue on the Archives website.
For additional records related to the Liquor Control Board, see: GR-0048 Liquor Control Board beer license files 1941 - 1954, GR-0052, and GR-0770 Liquor Control Board correspondence and licence files, 1925-1954.
No further accruals are expected.
Archives code(s): 198207-075.
Accession number(s): 198207-075