Fonds PR-271 - Herbert and Heather Shield fonds

Herbert and Heather Shield (seated) with Michael Harrison (standing) on the deck of their Brentwo... The cottage known as "Klee Wyck" on the shore of Coles Bay, North Saanich View of Brentwood Bay and Willis Point Herbert and Heather Shield's house overlooking Brentwood Bay View of Brentwood Bay and Senanus Island View of Brentwood Bay and the yacht Taconite, with the Shield house in the foreground Brentwood Bay shoreline and Daphne Islet Brentwood Bay, with Senanus Island in the distance A group of people on the deck of Herbert and Heather Shield's house in Brentwood Bay Water skiing on Brentwood Bay
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Herbert and Heather Shield fonds


  • [1955-1970] (Creation)

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224 photographs (196 slides; 20 photographs; 8 film negatives)

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Heather Greenhill Shield and Herbert Shield lived in England and were married ca. 1945. They moved to Canada ca. 1957, first to Vancouver and then to the Victoria area where they lived in various homes on the Saanich Peninsula (Lands End Road, North Saanich; Brentwood Bay; and Wain Road, North Saanich). During this time, they travelled extensively and took numerous photographs. Herbert Shield died in 2003.

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The photographs in this fonds were given to a friend of the family by the Shields' nephew. The images relating to British Columbia were later donated to Saanich Archives in 2016, while the rest of the photographs were donated to various institutions in Alaska, Washington State, California, and England.

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Fonds consists of photographic slides, prints, and film negatives relating to Herbert and Heather Shield's travel, 1955-1965. Fonds includes 7 pages of caption information written by Herbert Shield. Locations include: Lands End Road (North Saanich); Victoria; Vancouver Island; Botanical Beach (Port Renfrew); Yoho National Park; Rocky Mountains; Greater Vancouver; Caribou; Kelsey Bay (Port Renfrew); and Brentwood Bay.

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Accession number: 2016-026

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