Fonds - William Lewis fonds

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William Lewis fonds

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  • 1898-1963 (Creation)
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    Lewis, William

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15 cm of textual records

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William Lewis arrived in Nanaimo in 1875. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Ashlar Lodge (Freemasons), Rotary Club, Native Sons and the Nanaimo Historical Society. He worked as a clerk in several general stores, and then joined the Nanaimo Electric Light and Power Company in 1897, where he worked as secretary and manager until he retired in 1931.

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The fonds consists of legal documents relating to property in Newcastle Townsite purchased by Lewis in 1912; correspondence; and memorabilia, including scrapbooks, guestbook, and two transcripts of interviews with William Barraclough in 1962 and 1963.

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BCAUL control number: NCAI-45

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