Fonds PR-224 - Durrance family fonds

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Durrance family fonds


  • [188-]-[1904] (Creation)

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4 photographs

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Biographical history

John Durrance Sr. was an early landowner in Saanich. In 1860, he settled on 400 acres in the Lake District on a property he called Spring Valley Farm. He married Royal Oak area pioneer Jane Dyke after the deaths of her first two husbands, Richard Cheeseman and James Bailey.

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Donated by Jack Durrance ca. 1981.

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Fonds consists of photographs of the Durrance family and farm.

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No further accruals are expected.

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  • English

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    Accession number: 1981-011

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