Fonds PR-163 - David Scholes fonds

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David Scholes fonds


  • [189-]-[198-] (Creation)

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83 photographs

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Biographical history

David Scholes came to Victoria from Hamilton, Ontario in October of 1919, at the age of 9. His parents were from Manchester, England. He attended Margaret Jenkins School, Victoria High and Sprott Shaw where he trained as a wireless operator in 1928. He worked at various jobs using this background. Beginning in 1936, Mr. Scholes kept bees, and was an Apiary Inspector from 1960-1975. He was a member of the Saanich Pioneer Society. He lived at 1431 Harrop Road. Mr. Scholes died Nov 2, 1995.

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Donated to Saanich Archives in 1984 and 1985.

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Fonds consists of photographs of historical houses in Saanich taken from the 1960s to the 1980s; streets include Tattersall, Prosser, Barrie, Wings Road, Borden, Saul, Snowdrop, and Prillaman. Fonds also contains photographs of the Leech family and various locations in Saanich from the 1890s to the 1960s: greenhouses, churches, radio towers and bridges. Locations are predominantly Saanich, but also include Central Saanich and Victoria West.

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No further accruals are expected.

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  • English

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    Accession number: 1984-003,1985-004

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