Fonds AR048 - English-Speaking Union of the Commonwealth Victoria Branch fonds

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English-Speaking Union of the Commonwealth Victoria Branch fonds

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CA UVICARCH AR048

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  • 1953-1992 (Creation)
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    English-Speaking Union of the Commonwealth. Victoria Branch

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80 cm of textual records;125 photographs

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The Victoria Branch of the English-Speaking Union of the Commonwealth was formed in 1955 by Mrs. H.C. Cowdry, Seth Halton, Harry Hickman, Rev. William Hills, Nancy Hodges, Sir Robert Holland, Stuart Keate, R.H.B. Ker, G.R. Pearkes, J.C. Scott-Harston, and Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Smith. The objective of the organization was "drawing together in the bonds of comradeship of the people of the United Kingdom, other Commonwealth countries, and the United States of America".

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The fonds consists of correspondence from 1953; incomplete set of minutes, 1954-1988; newsletters, annual and president's reports; photographs, including cruise photograph album; and several private pocket calendars.

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BCAUL control number: UVICARCH-131

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