Fonds PR-182 - Deans family fonds

Kate Deans with James Deans (seated) and William Bruskey Katie and Annie Deans, nieces of James Deans Annie, Jessie, Elsie and Kate Deans with Peter Le Rossignol George Deans, Jr. and wife, daughters Kate and Annie and Minnie Fox in the back seat, Elsie on th... George Deans, Jr. on the walkway of his farmhouse Deans' Mount Tolmie house and garden The Deans family Portrait of George Deans, Jr. Portrait of a young Jack Deans Portrait of Jack Deans as a young boy
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PR-182

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Deans family fonds

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  • [189-]-1916 (Creation)

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17 photographs

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James and George Deans came to Vancouver Island from Scotland as employees of the Hudson's Bay Company in 1852 on the Norman Morison. They eventually purchased land near Mount Tolmie where they established a farm, Oak Vale. James became fluent in many First Nations dialects and was an authority on First Nations culture. He died in 1905.

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The first group of 11 photographs in this collection was received by Saanich Archives ca.1980. A second group of 6 was accessioned in 2007.

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Fonds consists of photographs of the Deans family and their home near Mount Tolmie, taken in the 1890s to 1916.

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No further accruals are expected.

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  • English

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Accession number: 1980-019, 2007-104

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