Fonds PR 115 - Todd family fonds

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Todd family fonds

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CA CVIC PR 115

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  • 1909-1980 (Creation)
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    Todd (family)

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23 photographs;1 cm of textual records

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Jacob Hunter Todd (1829-1899) was born in Brampton, Ontario. He came to British Columbia in 1862 and opened a grocery business in Barkerville. He later purchased a number of fish canneries. He married Rosanna Wigley in 1873, and their family included two daughters, Mary Anne (d. 1950) and Rose (1885-1980). These sisters married, respectively, John Hebden Gillespie (1879-1929), a soldier and businessman, and Alexander Gillespie (1881-1948), a noted local rugby player and businessman. The Gillespie brothers formed their own real estate and insurance business, Gillespie, Hart and Todd, with their brother-in-law, Ernest Dain Todd, in 1911.

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The fonds consists of records compiled and created by Albert Todd, Richard Todd, and Marjorie Todd. Series include photographs, research notes and copies of correspondence and newspaper clippings. Photographs document Albert E. Todd's 1910 automobile trip from California to Canada and a 1935 Union Club dinner following a Joyce Weathered and Marjorie Todd golf match. Research notes, correspondence and newspaper clippings relate to Albert E. Todd's life and career.

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BCAUL control number: CVIC-113

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