Fonds RG15 - Bowron family fonds

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Bowron family fonds

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  • 1879-1962 (Creation)
    Bowron (family)

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36 cm of textual records;36 cm of graphic material

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John Bowron was born in Quebec and came overland to the Cariboo in 1863. He married and had five children. He took an active part in the community as the first librarian and postmaster. He was appointed Mining Recorder and Gold Commissioner during his career. His daughter Lottie was born in Barkerville and worked as a civil servant in Victoria. She spent her summers in Barkerville and her winters in Victoria. She was instrumental in having Barkerville designated a provincial park.

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The fonds consists of a ledger from the Gold Commissioner's Office, the correspondence of John Bowron, the family correspondence, financial documents and ephemera of Lottie Bowron, and family photographs.

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BCAUL control number: AR-300

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