Fonds Add. MSS. 132 - William Pleming fonds

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William Pleming fonds

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CA CVAN Add. MSS. 132

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  • [ca. 1900] (Creation)
    Pleming, William

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64 p.;3 photographs

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William Pleming was a native of Porbus, Cornwall. He came to Vancouver in 1889. In 1893 he married Kate Hawker of Exeter, Devon. Pleming organized the first Labour Day Parade in Vancouver in 1890. He was a member of the South Vancouver School Board in 1911 and served as Health and Sanitation Officer for the Municipality of South Vancouver. After amalgamation he served with the Vancouver Health and Sanitary Department. Pleming founded the South Vancouver Horticultural Society.

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The fonds consists of a manuscript, Pleming's memoirs (published by the Mount Pleasant News in 1936) and programmes of events he took part in. The fonds also contains photographs.

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BCAUL control number: CVAN-91

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