Fonds 992.02.4.1 - Thorburn family fonds

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Thorburn family fonds

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CA CVM 992.02.4.1

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  • [ca. 1926]-1942 (Creation)
    Thorburn (family)

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32 cm of textual records;6 photographs

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Grant and Elizabeth Thorburn operated hotels in Vancouver, Prince Rupert and Vernon before purchasing the Tzouhalem Hotel in Duncan, B.C. Grant Thorburn managed the hotel until 1930. From 1930 to 1953, Elizabeth Thorburn acted as manager. After her death, Donald Butt, a son-in-law, took over as manager. The Thorburn's had two daughters, Helen Butt and Teresa Ashton.

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The fonds consists of the personal papers and photographs of Grant Thorburn, Elizabeth Thorburn and Donald Butt, and records of Tzouhalem Hotel, including hotel registers (1937-1948), hotel daybook (1933-1939), receipts and correspondence.

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BCAUL control number: CVM-2127

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