Fonds Add. MSS. 61 - Cates family fonds

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Cates family fonds

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CA CVAN Add. MSS. 61

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  • 1877-1958 (Creation)
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    Cates (family)

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18 cm of textual records;19 photographs

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The Cates family, being the descendants of Captain Charles Henry (1859-1939), have been prominent in Vancouver shipping and ship building since 1886 and founded Charles H. Cates and Sons Limited, a towage and lightering firm.

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The fonds consists of a letterbook, ship's papers and photographs concerning the activities of Charles H. Cates and Sons Limited, as well as the autobiography of Captain C.H. Cates and manuscripts on family, maritime and Indian subjects by Captain Charles Warren Cates (1899-1960). The fonds also includes the letters (1877-1883) of Donald Stewart of New Westminster concerning the building of the CPR.

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BCAUL control number: CVAN-45

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