Fonds PR-109 - Chave family fonds

Reginald Thomas Chave Bernice Scowcroft Chave Reginald Thomas Chave Wm. J. Chave & Son grocery store, exterior, corner of Douglas Street and Boleskine Road Reginald Chave with the delivery wagon for Wm. J. Chave & Son Grocers, in front of the grocer... Interior of Wm. J. Chave & Son grocery store with Mary Chave, William Chave and Reginald Chav... Home of Reginald and Bernice Chave on Saanich Road near Douglas Street Home of Reginald and Bernice Chave on Saanich Road near Douglas Street Bernice and Reginald Chave with baby Cyril Muriel and Cyril Chave with their cousins in front of the Scowcroft home on Queens Avenue
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Chave family fonds


  • [1898-1942] (Creation)

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25 photographs
376 postcards
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Muriel Townsend (nee Chave) was born in Saanich in 1916 to Reginald and Bernice Chave. She attended Victoria High School, graduating in 1933. She married William Townsend in 194- and had 3 children: Miriam Bowles (nee Townsend), Julie, and Devon.


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Donated in multiple accessions in 2012 , 2014, and 2016 by Miriam Bowles, daughter of Muriel Chave Townsend.

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Fonds consists of material relating to the Chave and Scowcroft families and includes photographs, postcards, ephemera, yearbook, musical scores, drawing, and textual records. Fonds includes a souvenir of the opening of the new BC Parliament, 1898.

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No further accruals are expected.

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  • English

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Accession number: 2012-044, 2014-017, 2016-021

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