Fonds PR-249 - Bown family fonds

Bown family, North Saanich Hotel and Post Office.

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Bown family fonds


  • ca. 1905 (Creation)

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1 photograph

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The Bown family owned the North Saanich Hotel near Sidney, and operated the post office on site. Charles Quinton Bown Sr. is listed as the Postmaster from April 12, 1905 to December 18, 1906. Marian (May) Bown married James Hector Monk, teacher at North Saanich School. The other members of the family later moved back to Manitoba.


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Donated in 2009 by Elizabeth Bown Wolfe, daughter of Charles Quinton Bown, Jr.

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Fonds consists of a photograph of the North Saanich Hotel and Post Office (previously Wright's Hotel) and the Bown family.

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No further accruals are expected.

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  • English

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Accession number: 2009-002

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