Fonds - E. Claude Savile fonds

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E. Claude Savile fonds

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  • 1909-1922 (Creation)
    Savile, Eustace Claude, d. 1932

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11 cm of textual records

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(1879 - 1932)

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Mr. Eustace Claude Savile was born in England. He was educated in Bristol at Clifton College. He took his B.A. at Cambridge University. He spent time in a Swiss Sanitorium for his health and reportedly came to Canada for his health.

Mr. E.C. Savile and his wife arrived in Salmon Arm in 1910. He purchased forty acres from Mr. William Campbell in South Canoe. He contracted Gibbard and Boutwell to build a home for he and his wife.

Mr. Savile planted an orchard. While it was maturing, he decided to return to the practice of law and wrote the B.C. Bar Admissions in 1912. He opened an office in Salmon Arm, practicing as a solicitor. Later, by newspaper accounts, Savile also acted as a barrister.

During the winter months Savile commuted by horse and sleigh to Salmon Arm. The journey was difficult in winter time. When the orchard matured enough to produce, Savile sold the land and built a brick house near Bastion School.

Savile practiced law for twenty-two years. In his legal capacity he acted for the District of Salmon Arm. Mr. Savile was also well respected by the Kamloops Bar.

Savile's community service work was varied and included membership in the Board of Trade, treasurer of the library, honourary advisor to the hospital, president of the Salmon Arm Golf and Country Club, and a warden of St. John's Church.

Savile was a keen fisherman and drowned in a fishing accident at Little River near Adams River in 1932.

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The fonds consists of legal and personal correspondence bound in two office books. The documents are carbon copies of original letters.

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BCAUL control number: SAM-3342

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