Fonds Add. MSS. 810;CVA 719;83-14 - Alfred Holmes fonds

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Alfred Holmes fonds

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CA CVAN Add. MSS. 810;CVA 719;83-14

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  • 1888-1963 (Creation)
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    Holmes, Alfred Robertson Casswell

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30 cm of textual records;240 photographs;1 architectural drawing

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A.R.C. Holmes lived and worked in Vancouver. He showed an interest in drawing and cartooning in his school years. He worked as a clerk for the Vancouver Sun for many years (ca.1924-1963), and drew cartoons, some of which were published. He is listed as a cartoonist in the City Directory in 1965.

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The fonds consists of the papers of A. R. C. Holmes, including correspondence, school records, sketchbooks, drawings, and cartoons, publications, greeting cards, and photographs of various regions in B.C. Also included are original cartoons by Al Beaton, F. Messurier and Thursby.

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BCAUL control number: CVAN-406

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