Fonds PR-134 - Hope family fonds

Man standing at rocky shoreline Front view of car Front view of car Side view of car Side view of car Front view of car Front view of boat on trailer View of shoreline looking from back of boat H.T.S. Hope swinging golf club, Brentwood College H.T.S. Hope swinging golf club, Brentwood College
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Hope family fonds


  • 1859-1985 (Creation)

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9.2 cm textual records, 10 certificates, 266 photographs

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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.


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Donated in multiple accessions 2010 to 2016 by Sharon Hope, daughter of Alice Maude Aitkens and Henry Theodore Samuel Hope.

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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.

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Further accruals are expected.

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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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No restrictions on access.

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  • English

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Accession number: 2010-060, 2010-070, 2011-035, 2016-006, 2016-018, 2016-019

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