Fonds MS 34 - Laurens Reid fonds

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Laurens Reid fonds

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CA BOW MS 34

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  • 1927 - 1992 (Creation)
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    Reid, Laurens Vernon

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5 cm of textual records
ca. 50 photographs

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(1914-2005)

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Laurens Vernon Reid served in the Royal Navy during the Second World War and spent his later career teaching. He retired to Bowen Island in the late 1960s and became well known as the editor and publisher of the local newspaper, "The Undercurrent". From the 1960s to the 1980s, Reid travelled the world with his sister Dorothea Moon and wrote poetry.

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The fonds consists of records created and collected by Laurens Reid while he lived on Bowen Island. It includes correspondence, a photograph album, and an assortment of research notes and draft articles created by Reid while he was the editor and publisher of "The Undercurrent".

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Created 13 August, 2012

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