Fonds PR-201 - Karen Borden collection

Portrait of the Simmonds brothers: Harry, Montague, Thomas and Arthur Harry and Thomas Simmonds in rye crop on Simmonds ranch, Blenkinsop Valley Blenkinsop Lake [Lost Lake], Simmonds ranch Simmonds' Ranch (foreground) looking NNW across Blenkinsop Lake Frances Simmonds, sister visiting Simmonds' ranch from England Fanny Simmonds cycling along Blenkinsop Road right-of-way Simmonds brothers rowing on Blenkinsop Lake (Simmonds barn and cabin in background) Molly Filmer and her mother, ca. 1914 Filmer family [on Cedar Hill Road], ca. 1915 Molly Filmer on C.P.R. ferry
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Karen Borden collection


  • 1902-1978 (Creation)

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17 photographs and other material

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Received by Saanich Archives in two donations beginning in 2002.

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Collection consists of photographs of the Filmer family, the Simmonds family, and the Blenkinsop Valley between 1902 and 1978. Includes copied material (photographs and related material) which document the "Lost Lake" property and the Simmonds family. The area is now called Blenkinsop Lake/Valley.

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No further accruals are expected.

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  • English

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Accession number: 2002-002, 2007-137

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