Fonds - Salt Spring Island Farmers' Institute fonds

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Salt Spring Island Farmers' Institute fonds

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  • 1897-1940, 1955-1964 (Creation)
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    Salt Spring Island Farmers' Institute

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40 cm of textual records

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The Salt Spring Island Farmers' Institute, earlier known as the Islands Farmers' Institute, was established in 1897 as the Islands' Agricultural and Fruit Growers' Association. The latter association succeeded three earlier groups, the Salt Spring Island Horticultural and Fruit Growers Association, the Salt Spring Island Agricultural Association, and the Cowichan, Salt Spring and Chemainus Agricultural Society.

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The Islands' Agricultural and Fruit Growers' Association was established on Salt Spring Island in 1897. The activities of the association were later carried on by the Island Farmers' Institute (later called the Salt Spring Island Farmers' Institute).

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The fonds consists of minute books (1896-1940, 1955-1964), ledgers (1900-1933), fall fair programs and prize lists, cashbook (1908-1915), membership book (1897-1912), and a secretary's daybook (1907-1911). Fonds incorporates records of the Salt Spring Island Horticultural and Fruit Growers Association, the Islands' Agricultural and Fruit Growers Association, and the Islands' Farmers' Institute.

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BCAUL control number: SSI-2216

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