- [188-?]-1932 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
17.5 cm of textual records.
Name of creator
Charles Gordon Stuart was born in Napier, New Zealand in 1862. He was an engineer who came to Canada in the mid-1890s. In 1905, he married Jane Tetlow (nee Armstrong), a widow with a four-year-old daughter named Neva. He retired with his family to a house in Cadboro Bay in 1912. Charles Gordon Stuart died in Cadboro Bay in 1935, and Jane Stuart died in 1937. They are both buried in Colwood Burial Park. Their daughter, Mrs. Neva Elizabeth Gray, inherited the family home in Cadboro Bay and continued to own it until 1968. She died in 1970. The house at 3927 Cadboro Bay Road, now demolished, was on the Saanich Heritage Register.
Accessioned by the Royal British Columbia Museum in the mid-1970s.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Transferred by the Royal British Columbia Museum in 2015 and 2019.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Fonds consists of correspondence, ephemera, and photographs (including 49 glass plate negatives) relating to Charles Gordon Stuart. Records include bills, advertising, bank statements and accounts, and tax notices. Correspondence topics include trust funds, income taxes and investments. Photograph subjects include views of B.C., Victoria, and Vancouver; Europe, Asia, and Russia; and family portraits.
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Textual records arranged by subject.
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Related units of description
Accession numbers: 2017-014, 2019-015.