Fonds PR-106 - Cameron family fonds

View of canoe on the Gorge Soldier making his way through snow in downtown Victoria, 1916 Canoeing up the Gorge Snow-covered house, 1916 [Captain John Everett Christian, Gladys Maud Cameron Christian, Mrs. and Captain N. Balcom] at Ky... Building with collapsed wall at Willows Fairgrounds in Oak Bay, 1916 Bottlenose whale at Kyuquot whaling station Stone bridge at Beacon Hill Park in snow, 1916 Bottlenose whale at Kyuquot whaling station Swans at Beacon Hill Park in snow, 1916
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Cameron family fonds


  • [1890]-1920 (Creation)

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980 photographs

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The Cameron family lived in the Fairfield area of Victoria. Charles Napier Cameron married Louise Abigail Gosnell on December 25, 1882 in Victoria. They had 2 daughters, Gladys Maud and Abigail "Abby" Louise. Louise Abigail died giving birth to Abby in 1885. Charles Cameron married Eleanor Penelope Atwood on January 7, 1888. Charles and Eleanor had 6 children together: Walter Clifton, Claribel Lillian, Clarence George, Olivia Grace, Phyllis Jean, and Robert "Bob" Dixi. Gladys Maud Cameron, a niece of Agnes Deans Cameron, married John Christian in 1919. John Christian was born in Nova Scotia and came to Victoria about 1895. He originally worked as a sealer and began work for the Consolidated Whaling Corporation as a whaler ca. 1911. John Christian and Gladys Maud Cameron had 3 children: Phyllis Louise, Charles Donald and Creta Cameron Christian.


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Donated in 2010 by Creta Redgrave, daughter of Gladys Maud Cameron and John Christian.

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Fonds consists of 3 photograph albums belonging to the Cameron family.

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No further accruals are expected.

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  • English

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Accession number: 2010-050

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