Fonds 02.01 - Don Corby fonds

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Don Corby fonds

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CA CMX 02.01

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  • [1945-1948] (Creation)
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    Corby, Don, 1928-

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3 cm of textual records;2 photographs

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Don Corby is an American who lived in Carcross Yukon. He came to Comox in 1944 to go to Comox High School graduated in 1947. While in Comox he boarded with Hamilton Mack Laing and developed a lasting friendship with the well known naturalist. He spent four years as a Sea Cadet in Comox and developed and maintained a friendship with Sidney Burnaby Wood dEsterre.

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The material was in the possession of Don Corby who donated the material to the Comox Archives and Museum in December of 2002.

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The fonds consist primarily of correspondence between Don Corby and Hamilton Mack Laing between the years 1954-1979 and Don Corby and Sidney DEsterre (Dusty) between the years 1945-1947. Fonds include a hunting permit for Hamilton Mack Laing and two photographs of Hamilton Mack Laing.

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BCAUL control number: CMX-2

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