Fonds MS-0035;MS-0588 - Grainger family fonds

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Grainger family fonds

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CA BCA MS-0035;MS-0588

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  • 1876-1931 (Creation)
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    Grainger (family)

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16.5 cm of textual records;3 cm of graphic material

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Martin Allerdale Grainger was born in London, England, and spent his childhood in Australia. He graduated from Cambridge and spent a number of years in northern B.C., working at placer mining, logging and journalism. In 1908 while in England he wrote "Woodsmen of the West" based on his own experiences. He returned to the forest industry of B.C. in 1910, where he held successive positions as secretary to the Royal Commission on Forestry, Deputy Chief Forester and Chief Forester of British Columbia. After 1920, he ran his own lumbering firm. Grainger died in Vancouver in 1941.

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The fonds consists of a journal/album (1913) of Grainger's father's visit to Vancouver Island; personal papers including Cambridge memorabilia and letter of recommendation; letters of his aunt and mother re family affairs; letters to his niece, Eve (Grey) Smith, 1928 (copies); letters to acquaintances in England re his travels in B.C. (1928-1931); MSS. of articles; newspaper clippings by and about Grainger; "The Story of Martin Allerdale Grainger" by Basil Cleaver; copy of Woodsmen of the West inscribed "to my wife"; curriculum vitae of R.G. Grey and copy of letter to him from Overton Price. Fonds includes correspondence regarding the authenticity of the dagger alegedly used to kill Captain Cook.

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BCAUL control number: BCA-1411

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