Fonds MS 211;1985.099;1985.232;1993.009;1985.013;1985.535;1984.291;1983.226;1980.068;1985.097;1975.061;1989.026;1972.109;2003.006 - Price Ellison fonds : 1868-1929

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Price Ellison fonds : 1868-1929

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CA VERN MS 211;1985.099;1985.232;1993.009;1985.013;1985.535;1984.291;1983.226;1980.068;1985.097;1975.061;1989.026;1972.109;2003.006

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  • [Photocopied 1985] (Creation)
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    Ellison, Price

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14 cm of textual records

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(1853-1932)

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Price Ellison was born in England in 1851. In 1873 he left England for North America. After travelling across the United States from Boston to California he finally moved to Canada and settled in Vernon in 1876. He purchased large amounts of land on which he raised cattle and grew wheat. In 1884 he married Sophie Johnson, Vernon's first school teacher. Price Ellison entered provincial politics in 1898 when he was elected in the riding of Yale East. He was elected in the same riding as a Conservative in 1903. In 1909 he entered the Cabinet, holding the post of Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works. A year later he became Minister of Finance and Agriculture. He was defeated in the 1916 provincial election.

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Originals of the correspondence can be found in the Provincial Archives of B.C. Photocopies were made, and then donated to the Vernon Museum, by Ken Ellison.

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Fonds documents the personal and business life of Price Ellison from 1868-1929. Includes correspondence, legal documents, financial records, an interview transcript, and ephemera which documents both the family and public life of Mr. Ellison.

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BCAUL control number: VERN-117

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