Hope family fonds
- 1859-1985 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
9.2 cm textual records, 10 certificates, 266 photographs
Name of creator
Henry Pollock and May Seward Hope immigrated to Canada from England in 1907. H.P. Hope worked in the Golden area as a school inspector before the family settled in Victoria where H.P. Hope taught at Victoria High School while completing his accreditation through McGill. In 1911 the family moved to Oak Bay and then to Brentwood Bay in 1923 when H.P. Hope became the first Headmaster at Brentwood College. He retired from the college in 1933. Henry Pollock Hope died on June 3, 1937. May Hope died on September 1, 1958. Henry Pollock Hope and May Hope had three children, all born in England: Henry Theodore Samuel Hope (H.T.S.) born in 1900, Barbara Gillard Hope born in 1901, and Patrick Hope born in 1906 or 1907.
Donated in multiple accessions 2010 to 2016 by Sharon Hope, daughter of Alice Maude Aitkens and Henry Theodore Samuel Hope.
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Content and structure area
Scope and content
Fonds consists of records relating to the Hope family and includes textual records, certificates, ephemera, news clippings, a diary, cook book, scrapbooks, plans, books, and photographs.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Further accruals are expected.
System of arrangement
Fonds is arranged into 11 series: Business Records, Personal Records, Correspondence – Personal, Certificates, Ephemera, News Clippings, Journals & Diaries, Scrapbooks, Maps and Plans, Publications, and Photographs.
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Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
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Series descriptions available.
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Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Accession number: 2010-060, 2010-070, 2011-035, 2016-006, 2016-018, 2016-019