Fonds MSS 261 - Donald E. Waite fonds

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Donald E. Waite fonds

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CA LCM MSS 261

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  • 1975-1977 (Creation)
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    Waite, Donald E., 1944-

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20 cm of textual records

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Donald E. Waite, known as Don, was born in Renfrew, Ontario on 8 Nov. 1944 and raised on a dairy farm. Don Waite joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police at age 19 and was stationed in Burnaby, New Westminster, Maple Ridge, and Ottawa. In 1971, after being discharged from the RCMP, Don Waite opened two camera stores/portrait studios which he later sold. Along with being an entrepreneur, Mr. Waite has worked as a professional photographer and historian. He has written numerous books focusing on history in British Columbia, including The Langley Story which was completed in 1977. As of 2003, Don Waite is living in Maple Ridge, BC.

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Fonds consists of records related to the preparation of Donald E. Waites book entitled The Langley Story. Within the fonds there are versions of the manuscript; various essays written by Donald Waite about British Columbian history; photocopies of photographs of persons connected to Langley; a bound copy of the 1937 thesis by John Edgar Gibbard entitled Early History of the Lower Fraser Valley; and research notes which include transcriptions of vital records from parish registers, genealogies for families connected to Langley, and correspondence to and from Donald Waite regarding the research and writing of The Langley Story. Note: within the research notes, there are three bound copies that are indexed by Donald Waite.

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BCAUL control number: LCM-2344

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