Fonds MG 05 - Montrose School Board fonds

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Montrose School Board fonds

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  • 1910-1920 (Creation)
    Montrose School Board

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1 cm of textual records

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The Montrose School Board was responsible for the administration of the Montrose School and operated at Craig's Crossing in present-day Parksville, B.C. The Board was established when the school opened ca. 1910 and was disbanded when the school closed in 1920 due to lack of pupils. James E. Craig, through whose efforts the school was opened, was one of the first trustees serving as secretary. Other members of the first Board included Andrew McNeil, (Chair), and Charles R. Hardy. John S. Richardson served as secretary 1919-1920. The school was housed in the former home/office of the manager of the Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway Co. construction camp located on J.E. Craig's property.

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Records acquired by James E. Craig, an original member of the Board, and presented to the Archives by his daughter, Barbara (Craig) Lochore in 1989. Additional material was received from his daughter-in-law, Marion Craig in Jan. 2001.

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The fonds consists of correspondence between the Montrose School Board (John S. Richardson secretary) and the provincial Superintendent of Education and the Provincial Board of Health. Fonds includes an annual report of pupil attendance by teacher Fanny Eleanor Kenyon, 1916; a "Copy of Proceedings" of the annual meeting of the school board, 1917; school requisition forms [1919?].

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Arranged in four series: 1. Correspondence 2. Copy of proceedings of Annual General Meeting 3. Annual report of student attendance 4. Requisition forms

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BCAUL control number: CHP-2053

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MG 05

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Revised March 14, 2010

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  • Hollinger box: Montrose School Board