Fonds PR-167 - Duncan McTavish fonds

Float in the Victoria Carnival parade, August 1913 Float in the Victoria Carnival parade, August 1913 Float in the Victoria Carnival parade, August 1913 Chu Mau, vegetable delivery man, 912 Heywood Avenue, early 1900s Horse Days, Willows Fair, 1900 Ken Harrop with prize sheep, 1907 Jim Turner with his shorthorn bull, 1904 Willows Fair, Horse Days, 1905 Archie Brown with horse, 1907 The 5th Regiment camp at Macaulay Point, 1900
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Duncan McTavish fonds


  • [189-]-[196-] (Creation)

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107 photographs

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Duncan McTavish was the son of George Archibald McTavish and Catherine Amelia McTavish (daughter of J.S. Helmcken). Duncan McTavish was born in 1882 on the family farm, Ardmore Estate on West Saanich Road. This was in all probability the first nursery to be operated in Saanich or on the Island. It was also the first farm in Saanich to install a telephone. Duncan Mctavish died in 1967. The donor, Mrs. Pearce, was the daughter of Duncan McTavish; she passed away in 1984.


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Donated to Saanich Archives in 1981.

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Fonds consists of photographs of the McTavish family and farm, Deans farm, Butcharts cement plant, Beacon Hill Park, Todd farm, Willows Fair, the Gorge, hotels, First Nations, Princess ships, and other photographs of Saanich Peninsula locations.

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No further accruals are expected.

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  • English

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Accession number: 1981-019

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