Fonds Add. MSS. 210 - John Henry Cates fonds

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John Henry Cates fonds

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CA CVAN Add. MSS. 210

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  • 1945-1950 (Creation)
    Cates, John Henry, b. 1896

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30 cm of textual records

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Captain John Henry Cates was born in 1896 in Moodyville (now North Vancouver), the son of Charles Henry Cates, founder of the tugboat company C.H. Cates and Sons. In addition to his partnership in the company, Cates was also active with the British Columbia Liberal party, serving as an MLA for North Vancouver from 1945-1952. He also served as the Minister of Labour in the Liberal/Progressive Conservative coalition government.

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Fonds consists of personal and political correspondence. Letters relate to government activities, political campaigns, requests of local constituents, social events and community projects, and other matters. Fonds also includes some other materials, such as bills and receipts, invitations and other items. Fonds contains two series: 1) Personal correspondence; 2) Political correspondence.

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BCAUL control number: CVAN-136

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