Irvine Family fonds
- [ca. 1877-1949] (Creation)
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7.2 cm textual records, 0.2 cm ephemera, 228 photographs
Name of creator
John Irvine was recruited in Orkney, Scotland in 1850 by the Hudson's Bay Company as a labourer for the Company's operations on Vancouver Island. He and his wife Jessie arrived in Victoria in 1851 aboard the HBC ship Tory. John Irvine worked at Craigflower Farm and later purchased land in the Cedar Hill area of Saanich where the family established a farm, Rose Bank. John and Jessie Irvine had six children: William (1851), Mary Anne (1853-1892), Jessie (1855), Christine (1858), John Irvine Jr. (1862-1948, Long Gun Jack) and Margaret (1865-1955).
Donated to Saanich Archives in multiple accessions by family members, 1997-2015.
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Scope and content
Fonds consists of records relating to John and Jessie Irvine and their children of Rose Bank Farm, Cedar Hill and includes correspondence, financial records, ephemera, certificates, photographs, maps, books, and genealogical research. The fonds is arranged into 8 series: Financial & Household Records, Correspondence, Certificates, Ephemera, Publications, Maps, Photographs, and Reference Material.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Further accruals are expected.
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Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
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Related units of description
Accession number: 1998-006, 2007-013, 2008-008, 2008-014, 2011-024, 2011-036, 2012-018, 2014-011, 2014-016, 2015-002