Fonds PR 10 - Robert D. MacLachlan fonds

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Robert D. MacLachlan fonds

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  • 1909-1964, predominant 1909-1930 (Creation)
    MacLachlan, Robert Douglas

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ca. 100 photographs;3 cm of textual records

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Robert Douglas MacLachlan was born in Victoria, the son of Daniel (d. 1916) and Clara (1859-1944) MacLachlan. He was educated in Victoria public schools and in Seattle, Washington. MacLachlan was self-employed as a stock and real estate broker, solicited for Henderson Directories, worked for the Dominion Government Savings Bank and the Assistant Receiver General's Office in Victoria and later for the Provincial Government from 1925 to the late 1940s. He served in the Army during World War I and was a member of fraternal and patriotic organizations.

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The CustodialHistory of this fonds is unclear. Evidently accession 96901-01 was acquired by the archives in 1969 from a woman who ran a boarding house on Mason Street. Accession 97906-02 consists of photos given to Jack MacLachlan by his cousin R.D. MacLachlan. Accession 97005-03 was given to City Archivist Ainslie Helmcken by R.D. MacLachlan.

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The fonds consists of photographs and a scrapbook. The photographs show unidentified people, soldiers (World War I) and Victoria and Nanaimo scenes. Many photographs appear to show MacLachlan's parents' house and garden. The scrapbook contains newsclippings of MacLachlan's advertisement for his brokerage business, 1909-1911, and articles mainly about mines; loose issues of MacLachlan's stock review; stock prospectuses; sheet music; various loose programs; and letters promoting a new Canadian flag.

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BCAUL control number: CVIC-10

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