Fonds - John J. Porter fonds

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John J. Porter fonds

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CA RMA

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  • 1887-1891 (Creation)
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    Porter, John J.

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1.5 cm of textual material

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John J. Porter came to Revelstoke from eastern Canada as a young man in the 1880s. For the duration of the diary (1887 to 1891) he worked as a labourer for the Canadian Pacific Railway and occasionally for other employers. City tax rolls indicate that Porter resided for a time a 410 Mackenzie Avenue, where the diary was found. By 1920, he no longer resided in Revelstoke.

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Fonds consists of 1 bound volume comprising the personal diary of John J. Porter, a labourer for the Canadian Pacific Railway, working largely between Field and Revelstoke.

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BCAUL control number: RMA-809

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