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Burnett, William Brenton

  • Person
  • 1870-1964

William Brenton Burnett was born on June 13, 1870 in Sussex Corners, New Brunswick. In 1891 he received a B.A. from Acadia University. He went on to teach in Alberta and British Columbia before attending McGill University where he graduated with an M.D. From 1900 to 1914 he operated a private practice in general medicine in Vancouver, British Columbia. Leaving his private practice, Dr. Burnett focused on gynaecology and obstetrics until 1938. During this time he was also awarded the Fellow of American College of Surgeons degree.

He participated in several medical associations including the Vancouver Medical Association and the Canadian Medical Association. Additionally, Dr. Burnett was extremely interested in mining communities as indicated by his membership and executive roles in groups such as the Cariboo Gold Quartz Mining Co., B.C. and Yukon Chamber of Mines, and the Mining Association of B.C.

He died quietly on May 20, 1964.

Paskins, William Arthur

  • Person

Dr. William Arthur Paskins, also known as Dr. Arthur W. Paskins, was a naturopathic doctor in British Columbia. Paskins was the director of the Associated Nature Cure & Physiotherapy Institute in British Columbia in the 1920s and 1930s. He wrote to the Royal Commission on State Health Insurance and Maternity Benefits of British Columbia in 1930 requesting that naturopathic medicine be covered under insurance, reminding the commission that not everyone used allopathic medicine.

Paskins was also instrumental in promoting the necessity of the Naturopathic Physicians Act of British Columbia in 1936. This was the first act in Canada to have legislation enacted specific to naturopathy.

As a result of this act, Paskins became the first chair of the Association of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia from 1936 to 1939. He was again its chair from 1942 to 1946. In 1943 Paskins also expressed interest in establishing a chair of physical medicine at the University of British Columbia.

Wylie, Walker Gill

  • Person
  • 1848-1923

Walker Gill Wylie, who also went by Walter Gill Wylie, was an abdominal surgeon and gynecologist from the United States of America. He was born in Chester Couth Carolina in 1848 and enlisted in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War as a lieutenant at the age of 16. He graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1868 with what would be equivalent to a civil engineering degree today. In 1871 he received an MD from Bellvue Medical College in New York City. He married Henrietta Frances Damon in Northampton Massachusetts on June 13, 1877, with whom he had five children.

He had a distinguished medical career which included forming and becoming a member of the State Charities Aid Association. As a member of the association, he was given the opportunity to observe medical and nursing practices in England, including those implemented by Florence Nightingale with whom he had correspondence. After visiting England, he helped establish the Training School for Nurses connected to Bellvue Hospital, the first of its kind in the United States. In 1876, he wrote Hospitals, their organizations and construction which set the standards for hospital management in the United States for several years.

He also continued to work in the field of engineering, as is evident by his founding of the Duke Power Company with his business partner James Buchanan Duke. He was also involved in the construction of a hydroelectric power plant in South Carolina in 1896. He later also became president of the Catabawa Power Company, which was organized under the laws of South Carolina.

He died on March 13, 1923in New York City.

(Taken from an obituary notice in the American Medical Association Journal 80 (12) 856, 1923. and from The University South Caroliniana Society Newsletter, Spring 2008 Supplement,

Gonzaga, Sister Mary

  • Person
  • 1825-1873

Sister Mary Gonzaga was born Georgiana Ffarington Barrie in 1825. Her parents were Sir Robert Barrie and Julia Wharton Ingilby Barrie. Although her parents were Protestants, Sister Mary Gonzaga chose the life of a Catholic nun. Sister Mary Gonzaga entered the Convent of Our Lady of Mercy in Bermondsey on October 5th, 1848 and received her habit on April 10th, 1849. She professed her vows on May 1st, 1851. Sister Mary Gonzaga was a close friend of Florence Nightingale's, having accompanied her to Crimea to nurse sick and wounded British soldiers during the Crimean War. Barrie was one of the Catholic nuns who volunteered for the mission and was unpaid for her work. Nightingale nicknamed her "Cardinal" in her letters, and Barrie’s nickname for Nightingale was "Pope."

After the Crimean War, Barrie founded the Hospital of Saint Elizabeth for Incurables in London in 1856. Barrie resigned as Mother Superior in 1866, largely due to the political opposition of the Cardinal, who wanted to oust Barrie and the Sisters of Mercy nuns. She returned to Bermondsey, where she continued to care for the sick and teach until her death in April of 1873 of typhus.

Osler, William, Sir

  • Person
  • 1849-1919

William Osler was a medical philosopher who was born in 1849 in the town of Bond Head, north of Toronto. He and his family lived there until 1857 when they moved to Dundas. In 1867 Osler enrolled in divinity studies at Toronto’s Trinity College, where one of his teachers persuaded him to enroll in medicine instead. He graduated with a medical degree from McGill University in 1872, after which he pursued post-graduate studies in London, Berlin, and Vienna. He returned to McGill in 1874 to lecture in medicine and pathology. In 1883 he was elected a fellow of the British Royal College of Physicians.

He went on to accept a position as professor of clinical medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in 1884. Five years later he was the top choice to become Chief of Medicine at the new Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where he taught students at patients’ bedsides rather than from a textbook. While teaching at Johns Hopkins, Osler wrote <em>Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of Practitioners and Students of Medicine </em> (1892), a notable textbook on modern medicine. In 1898 he was one of the eight founding members of the Association of Medical Librarians, as the Medical Library Association was known until 1907.

In 1905 Osler was offered and accepted the position of Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford University. Six years later he was made a baronet for his contributions to the field of medicine. He died on December 29, 1919 at the age of 70 due to pneumonia developed as a result of influenza.

Barrett, William Fletcher, Sir

  • Person
  • 1844-1925

Sir William Fletcher Barrett was born to English parents on February 10, 1844 in Jamaica. His family moved back to their native England in 1848 and in 1855 moved to Manchester where Barrett was educated at Old Trafford Grammar School. He subsequently took classes in chemistry and physics at the Royal College of Chemistry, London. In 1863 he became an assistant to John Tyndall at the Royal Institution, where he met and was influenced by Michael Faraday. He received a Master’s of Science from International College and became a lecturer in physics at the Royal School of Naval Architecture in 1869. From 1873 to 1910 he was a professor of physics at the Royal College of Science, Dublin.

He is best known for two lines of inquiry: his early work on ‘sensitive flames’ and his later studies on the electrical, magnetic, and thermal properties of iron and iron alloys. In 1899 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of London, in addition to already being a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and Royal Dublin Society. He was also knighted in 1912.

Barrett is remembered principally for his leadership in the founding of the Society of Psychical Research (SPR), an interest inspired by his experiences with mesmerism in the 1860s. In September 1876 he gave a paper before the anthropological section of the British Association for the Advancement of Science outlining some of his experiences. With spiritualist E. Dawson Rogers he founded the SPR in January of 1882.

He died suddenly of heart failure on May 26, 1925 at his home in London, England.

Macintosh, Robert Reynolds, Sir

  • Person
  • 1897-1989

Sir Robert Reynolds Macintosh was born in Timaru, New Zealand. He was the youngest child of Charles Nicholson Macintosh and Lydia Beatrice Thompson. At the age of 18, he traveled to Britain and became a part of the Royal Scots Fusiliers, then the Royal Flying Corps, during which time he was shot down behind enemy lines and taken prisoner. He escaped captivity several times and after the war, he began training at Guys Hospital Medical School. During his time in school, he earned money administering dental anesthetics and this subsequently developed into an interest in anesthetics.

In 1937, Macintosh became the first professor of anesthetics at Oxford University, having been named one of the chairs of medicine after he administered anesthesia to William Richard Morris, 1st Viscount Nuffield. Nuffield donated money to Oxford University and insisted that a fourth chair be added, in exchange for his endowment to the school, for Macintosh to occupy.

Macintosh was instrumental in pioneering the area of anesthetics, the invention of the laryngoscope, an anaesthetic vaporiser, spray and endobronchial tube.

Sherrington, Charles Scott, Sir

  • Person
  • 1857-1952

Sir Charles Scott Sherrington was born on November 27th 1857 at Islington, London. He began his medical studies at St. Thomas’ Hospital. He studied physiology under Michael Foster at Cambridge, where he fostered his interest in neurology. In 1885, Sherrington published a paper on the effects of excisions on the cortex of dogs, which had become a heated topic at a medical congress in London years before. Sherrington obtained his Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1884 and a First Class in the Natural Sciences Trips at Cambridge with distinction. He obtained his Medicinae Baccalaureus degree at Cambridge in 1885 and his Licentiate of Royal College of Physicians in 1886.

Sherrington journeyed to Spain in 1885 as a member of the Committee of the Association for Research in Medicine to study the outbreak of cholera and again in 1886 to Venice. In 1887, Sherrington was appointed Lecturer in Systematic Physiology at St. Thomas’s Hospital in London and was elected a Fellow of Gonville and Caius College in Cambridge. In 1891 he was appointed successor to Sir Victor Horsley as the Professor and Superintendent of the Brown Institute for Advanced Physiological and Pathological Research in London. In 1895 he became the Professor of Physiology at the University of Liverpool.

Sherrington published several papers about the problems of spinal reflexes during 1891 and on efferent nerve supply of nerve muscles between 1892-1894. He published The Integrative Action of the Nervous System in 1906. In 1913, he became the Waynfleet Professor of Physiology at Oxford, where he remained until he retired in 1936.

His honors include being elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London in 1893. He was awarded the Royal Medal in 1905 and the Copley Medal in 1927. In 1922, he was conferred the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire and the Order of Merit in 1924. Sherrington was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1932 along with Edgar Douglas Adrian for their discoveries regarding functions of neurons. He held honorary doctorates at the Universities of Oxford, London, Sheffield, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Wales, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Paris, Strasbourg, Louvain, Uppsala, Lyons, Budapest, Athens, Brussels, Berne, Toronto, Montreal and Harvard.

He died of heart failure in Eastborne in 1952.

Fox, William Darwin

  • Person
  • 1805-1880

The Reverend William Darwin Fox was born in April 23, 1805. He was second cousin to Charles Darwin and shared his interest in natural history. In addition to being a naturalist, Fox was also an entomologist, with a particular interest in collecting beetles. He is credited as the person who introduced Darwin to entomology and tutoring him in natural history. Fox and Darwin had quite a close relationship, maintaining regular contact through letters. These letters are considered important in understanding the life of Charles Darwin, as recognized by Darwin’s sons and biographers.

Fox graduated from Cambridge in 1829. He was appointed vicar of Delamere, Cheshire in 1838 and remained there until 1873. He retired in 1873 and returned to the Isle of Wight where he died in 1880.

Haldane, John Scott

  • Person
  • 1860-1936

John Scott Haldane was born on May 3rd, 1860 in Edinburgh, Scotland to Robert Haldane and his wife Mary Elizabeth. His uncle was Sir John Burdon Sanderson, Waynflete Professor of Physiology in Oxford and known for his stance on vivisection. Haldane graduated with a degree in medicine from Edinburgh University in 1884.

Haldane studied the a wide range of issues dealing with respiration, including suffocative gases in coal mines and wells, low barometric pressure and acclimatization of the human body to high altitudes, deep sea diving and effects of poison gas on the human body. Haldane’s research was influential in understanding of the effects of carbon monoxide on the human body and its role in deaths in colliery explosions and underground fires. It was at this time that he became associated with the mining profession, which continued until his death. His work saved countless lives and vastly improved safety in a myriad of environments.

In 1898, Haldane invented the haemoglobinometer, which was an apparatus used to quickly analyze the mixture of air and gas in blood. In 1917, he led a scientific expedition to Pike’s Peak in Colorado, where he studied the effects of low barometric pressure and respiration at high altitudes. Haldane developed stage decompression for the Admiralty, which has been a problem for their deep-sea divers who ran the risk of decompression sickness before this point. He also designed dive tables, which were used until 1956. During WWI, he identified the type of gas used by the Germans and designed a portable oxygen administration apparatus that was use in the field in oxygen tents. He designed the first gas masks for use in chemical warfare. Haldane was well known for often experimenting on himself, sometimes inhaling toxic gases and observing the effects of decompression on himself.

Haldane died in Oxford at midnight on March 14th 1936.

Committee of Faculty Members of the University of British Columbia Concerning the Hoxsey Treatment for Cancer

  • Corporate body
  • 1957-1958

In 1957, a committee composed of faculty members of the University of British Columbia, headed by James M. Mather, investigated the Hoxsey Cancer Clinic in Dallas, Texas. This investigation was undertaken at the request of the Minister of Education and the Minister of Health and Welfare of the Government of British Columbia, and was financed by them. The committee examined various aspects of the Hoxsey Cancer Clinic, including patient treatments, facilities, and procedures.

Lee, Frederic Schiller

  • Person
  • 1859-1939

Frederic Schiller Lee was born on June 16, 1859 in Canton, N.Y., the son of Rev. John Stebbins and Elmina Bennett Lee. He received his A.B. in 1878 from St. Lawrence University, and his Ph.D. in biology from Johns Hopkins University in 1885 with a dissertation on the subject of arterial tonicity. After studying the electrical phenomena of muscular contraction at Ludwig’s laboratory in Leipzig, Lee taught at St. Lawrence and Bryn Mawr before joining the department of physiology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University in 1891. Soon after arriving at Columbia University he introduced laboratory courses in physiology and opened up the department to graduate students. He became an executive officer of the department of Physiology from 1911 to 1920, after which he became a research professor. During the First World War he also conducted investigations on the subject of industrial fatigue for the U.S. Public Health Service. This work made him a leading international authority on the subject of industrial fatigue. Later he also became one of the founding members of the editorial board of the American Journal of Physiology.

Nightingale, Florence

  • Person
  • 1820-1910

Florence Nightingale was born on May 12, 1820 in Florence, Italy. She came from an affluent British family of merchants. When Florence was 5 years old her father inherited two estates in England. Florence moved to England where her father provided her with a classical education. It was in the neighbouring village Florence first aided the ill and poor, and by the age of 16 she believed nursing to be her divine purpose. She told her parents of her intentions to pursue nursing; however, they forbade her to do so as they viewed nursing as menial labour below her social class.

In spite of her parent’s objections, Nightingale enrolled as a nursing student in Kaiserswerth, Germany in 1844. In the 1850s she returned to London to nurse an ailing governess in a Middlesex hospital, where she was promoted to superintendent within a year. This hospital suffered from a cholera outbreak which Nightingale was able to limit by improving the hospital’s hygiene practices.

In 1853 the Crimean War began with the British Empire combating the Russian Empire. A year later, due to major casualties as a result of unsanitary and inhumane conditions, the British Secretary of War Sidney Herbert requested Nightingale to organize a corps of nurses to be sent to Crimea. In response, Nightingale assembled over 30 nurses and sailed with them to Crimea. They arrived at Scutari, the British base hospital in Constantinople, where conditions were unsanitary. Nightingale promptly asked the least infirm patients to scrub the hospital from floor to ceiling. This, along with her nightly rounds of ministering to patients, reduced the hospital death rate by two-thirds. The soldiers took to calling her “the Lady with the Lamp” and “the Angel of the Crimea” due to her nightly rounds and endless compassion. Nightingale wrote an 830-page report analyzing her experience in Crimea called Notes on Matters Affecting the Health, Efficiency and Hospital Administration of the British Army. She returned to England from Crimea in 1856 once the conflict in Crimea was resolved.

After the Crimean War she was bestowed with honours including what would later be called the “Nightingale Jewel” and $250 000 from the British government, which she put towards the founding of St. Thomas’ Hospital and the Nightingale Training School for Nurses. By 1858 Florence became homebound and bedridden due to her contraction of “Crimean fever” at Scutari. This did not deter her, as she continued to consult various hospitals, including field hospitals in the U.S. Civil War, India, and Britain. Nightingale died August 13, 1910 at her home in London.

Burdon-Sanderson, John, Sir

  • Person
  • 1828-1905

Sir John Scott Burdon-Sanderson born on December 21, 1828. He received his medical education at the University of Edinburgh and at the University of Paris. He became a Medical Officer of Health for Paddington in 1856 and subsequently a physician to the Middlesex Hospital and the Brompton Consumption hospitals. Between 1858-1866, he investigated diphtheria, cattle plague and cholera when they appeared in England. He was one of the forerunners of penicillin, observing its ability to inhibit the growth of bacteria before Alexander Fleming.

He was the first person chosen to be the Waynflete Chair of Physiology in Oxford in 1882. It was at this time that he became the focus of the antivivisectionist movement, who opposed his stance on animal experimentation. In 1895, he became Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford, a post he held until his resignation in 1904. In 1899, he became the first Baronet of Banbury Road in the Parish of Saint Giles in in the City of Oxford. He died in Oxford on November 23rd, 1905.

Marcet, Alexander John Gaspard

  • Person
  • 1770-1822

Alexander John Gaspard Marcet, who is most commonly known as Alexander Marcet, was a physician-chemist born in Geneva, Switzerland in 1770. He went to Edinburgh in 1794 and graduated with doctor of medicine from Edinburgh University on June 24, 1797. After graduation he went to London where he was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians in 1799. In 1804 he became a physician at Guy’s Hospital, where he lectured on chemistry between 1805 and 1819. In 1809, after having volunteered his services on behalf of the troops, he was appointed temporary charge of the military hospital at Portsmouth for several months. He then returned to London and his previous position at Guy’s Hospital until 1819, at which point he returned to Geneva. After the death of his father-in-law, Marcet inherited a substantial sum of money which he used in order to focus on science and literature. He returned to Great Britain for a brief visit in 1821 which resulted in him contracting gout in the stomach. He died in London on October 19, 1822, aged 52.

Bland, Lilian Emily

  • Person
  • September 27th, 1878- May 11th, 1971

Lilian Bland is widely recognized as the first women to design, construct, and fly her own aircraft. She was also an avid photographer, journalist, marks-woman, equestrian, motorist, and an early settler of Northern Vancouver Island.

Lilian Emily Bland was born September 27th 1878 in Kent, England. Her mother was Emily Charlotte Madden, born January 16th, 1847. Her father, John Humphrey Bland, was an artist, born in 1828. Lilian was the youngest of three children, and had an elder sister named Eva Charlotte Bland and a brother, Robert Wyndham Humphrey Bland.
During the first ten years of her life, Lilian traveled to Switzerland, Italy, and France —primarily with her father. From 1890 to 1891 she attended school at Westgate in Kent. As a young adult Lilian journeyed around the continent, occasionally moving back to Ireland to live with her father. She studied musical and visual arts and also enjoyed fishing, hunting, photography, horse-back riding, and reading. From 1903 to 1908 Lilian published several articles in various sport and lifestyle magazines. These articles were accompanied by her own photographs of horse-back riding, travel, and automobile racing. In September 1909, in Ireland, Lilian began modeling an idea for a plane, and in November she began building the biplane, called the Mayfly. The plane flew successfully for approximately 10 metres and she became the first woman to design and fly her own aircraft.

On October 3rd 1911, Lilian married her fathers’ brothers’ son, Charles Loftus Bland. Charles had recently purchased land in Quatsino, on the Northern part of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. He moved ahead of her to build a home for the two of them, and she travelled to Canada in April of 1912. In April of 1913 Lilian gave birth to her daughter, Patrick Lilian Bland.

Lilian spent the next several years making a life for her daughter and husband in Quatsino; raising livestock, farming, making wine, and selling goods. In 1917 Mary Madden, Lilian's cousin on her mothers' side, joined Charles and Lilian to work on the homestead in exchange for pay. In 1921 Lilian, Charles, and Mary all moved to California, where they purchased a farm and lived for 3 years in the small town of Calistoga in Napa County. They returned to Quatsino sound in 1925 via automobile with Mary’s son Jack Bland. In 1929 Lilian’s daughter Pat passed away from a Tetanus infection.

In 1932 Lilian and Charles separated and Lilian stayed on the homestead until 1934. After this, Lilian returned to England where she worked as a gardener, investing her savings in the stock market. In February of 1955 Lilian retired and moved to Land’s End in Cornwall. She lived there until the time of her death on May 11th 1971, at the age of 92.

Kujundzic, Zeljko

  • Person
  • 1920-2003

Zeljko Kujundzic was born in Subotica, Yugoslavia on October 23, 1920 and was the fifth generation of craftsmen of Turkish descent. He received his Master’s of Fine Arts from the University of Budapest and traveled under a scholarship from the Hungarian Ministry of Education to study Folk Art. During WWII he was captured and held in prison twice, first by the Germans and then by the Russians. His experiences during the war are captured and documented in his autobiography Torn Canvas, published in 1957.

Kujundzic lived and painted in Scotland from 1946 to 1956, and married his first wife Ann Johnson, with whom he had five children. The family then moved to Cranbrook, British Columbia in 1958 where he was a founder of the Kootenay School of Art (KSA) in Nelson, B.C., serving as its director from 1959 to 1963. During this time he painted among the First Nations people of the Kootenay region and conducted a series of workshops in pottery and ceramics with the First Nations peoples of the Caribou and Okanagan under a Koerner Foundation grant from the Anthropology Department of the University of British Columbia. In 1964 Kujundzic established the Art Centre in Kelowna, B.C., the Okanagan Summer Arts Festival, and formed the Contemporary Okanagan Artists group.

In 1968 Kujundzic accepted a position in the United States where he served as the head of the new Arts Department at Pennsylvania State University’s Fayette Campus. Kujundzic often moved between Penn State and the Okanagan between 1968 and 1982, and during this time received several grants and accolades, traveling extensively exhibiting his work and also to study the art of other indigenous cultures including stops in Mexico and Guatemala. He also met his second wife and fellow artist Elizabeth Campbell during this time. He retired from Penn State University with the rank of Professor Emeritus in 1982 and returned to the Okanagan Valley where he continued his artwork and leading workshops in various locations across British Columbia. In 2003, Kujundzic passed away in Osoyoos, British Columbia.

Kujundzic’s artistic media includes clay moulding, painting, woodblock printing, sculpturing, and metal, stained glass and weaving. He was also a writer and inventor, building a working solar kiln in 1976. He exhibited widely and his work has been staged in various parts of the world, including Great Britain, France, Spain, Italy, Canada, the United Stated, Mexico, South America, and Japan. He also completed many significant commissions, including the sculpture for UBC’s Thunderbird Stadium, and the “Gate of Life” holocaust monument in Pennsylvania.

Schmitz, Yvonne

  • Person

Yvonne Schmitz was a correspondent and personal friend of Claire Culhane's from the 1970's until Culhane's passing in 1996.

Bennett, William

  • Person

William Bennett was a former leader of the B.C. Communists.

Vancouver Fishermen's Settlement Service

  • Corporate body
  • 1943-1973

The Vancouver Fishermen's Settlement Service was started in February of 1943. It was set up to make trip settlements, pay bills, make income tax deductions, and keep income records exclusively for fishermen and vessel owners. It operated by charging a flat rate per person, per trip, as well as a discount on bills paid through the office. It was sponsored by the Fishing Vessel Owners' Association of British Columbia and the United Fishermen and Allied Workers' Union. It also dealt with other regional unions and associations as well as private vendors of fuel, fishing tackle, and other supplies. Although it was very successful early in its history, it was in decline by the early 70s.

Langmann, Uno

  • Person
  • 1935-

Uno Langmann was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1935. In 1955, aided by proceeds from the sale of some coins and antiques, Langmann came to Vancouver via a one-way ticket.

In 1967 Langmann opened his first gallery, the Cedar Cottage. Within three years, he purchased the Century House building at 432 Richards Street, one of Vancouver’s first Heritage buildings. In 1977 Uno Langmann Limited Fine Arts moved to its present location at 2117 Granville Street.

By the late 1970s he had established Sotheby’s Parke Bernet in Vancouver and become their first Northwest Representative. He helped organize three auctions, all of which were very successful, before withdrawing in order to focus exclusively on his own business.

His internationally recognized gallery is Canada’s foremost specialist in the finest quality European and North American paintings from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

UBC Library Vault

  • Corporate body

UBC Library Vault is an initiative of the UBC Library Development Office which aims to showcase rare and special images from the holdings of UBC Library through an online gallery and print publications such as bookmarks, promotional items and gift cards. Images are often drawn from the collections at Rare Books and Special Collections, University of British Columbia Archives, UBC Asian Library and Woodward Biomedical Library.

Arkley, Tremaine

  • Person
  • [19--] -

Tremaine Arkley started playing croquet in the 1980’s and was on the U.S. National Croquet Team. He is an avid collector of material related to the sport. He and his wife Gail live in Oregon.

Codina, Angela

  • Person

Angela Codina, a Canadian lawyer, was residing in Macau at the time of the Tiananmen Square incident in Beijing in 1989. The Tiananmen Square incident, also called June Fourth incident or 6/4, was a culmination of a series of protests and demonstrations in China in the spring of 1989 that culminated on the night of June 3–4 with a government crackdown on the demonstrators in Tiananmen Square in Beijing. Although the demonstrations and their subsequent repression occurred in cities throughout the country, the events in Beijing—and especially in Tiananmen Square, historically linked to such other protests as the May Fourth Movement (1919)—came to symbolize the entire incident. In the midst of this unrest, Codina traveled to Beijing to conduct a series of interviews with the leaders of the uprising. Codina also participated in the Tiananmen Square uprising as a speaker at the gathering there, bringing greetings of solidarity as a Canadian to those who were present.

Lunsford, Stephen C.

  • Person

Born in Florida, Stephen Lunsford emigrated to British Columbia in 1977, after attending graduate school at Ohio State University. He taught both at University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University for a few years, before becoming a full time rare book and manuscript dealer, and an appraiser of the same. He has issued catalogues offering a wide variety of original manuscripts, photographs, printed items, and artwork. He specialized in unearthing hitherto unknown early works printed in Western Canada, especially indigenous language materials. For many years, he worked to discover and describe the earliest items printed in British Columbia, as well as the other western Provinces, Yukon, and Alaska. He amassed, in large part, the ground-breaking collection of BC Colonial imprints of John Keenlyside, as well as his own smaller collection of variants not found in the Keenlyside collection. Results of two of his bibliographical researches can be found in Amphora, the journal of the Alcuin Society: “Robert Mathison Jr’s Tasty Printing,” an account of Vancouver’s first job printer, in Special Issue of Amphora No. 150, November 2008, and “Pressing the Word into the Wilderness,” an overview of mission printing on the Northwest Coast. Amphora No. 154, Vancouver, 2010.

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