Fonds PR-145 - Little family fonds

Shoreline [Margaret Lindsay Stark Little or Catherine Little] at left and Janet [Jennet] Andrew Little at r... Boy Scout gathering Man shooting Burns monument at Beacon Hill Park Farmhouse Man with horse-drawn harvester Skating at Interurban, with Hyacinth Avenue visible in distance River bridge Children on pathway at rear of Little Family home on Hyacinth Avenue in winter
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Little family fonds


  • 1911-1985 (Creation)

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125 negatives, ephemera, news clippings

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The Little family immigrated to Canada from Scotland in 1906 and settled in Winnipeg. They moved to Saanich in 1911 and built a house at 885 Hyacinth Avenue in the Garden City area of Saanich. Lawrence Stark Little died in 1911 shortly after arriving in Saanich. His wife Janet lived with her grown children David Andrew, John George, Lawrence Ebenezer, Margaret Lindsay, and Robert Stark Little at the family home. Robert Stark Little was killed during the First World War and is listed on the Saanich WWI Honour Roll. John George Little was a long time Saanich employee. He and his brother David Andrew Little were carpenters and built a number of houses in Saanich including the family home on Hyacinth. David and Margaret Little remained there for many years. The house became a Saanich-owned rental property and was later demolished as part of the Hyacinth Park expansion.


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Donated by Gordon Albert Barker, [1989].

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Fonds consists of records relating to the Little family of 885 Hyacinth Avenue. Fonds includes glass plate and film negatives; ephemera; and news clippings.

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No further accruals are expected.

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  • English

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Associated material: Oral history interview with Doug Ashmore, 2014 (2014-029)

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Accession number: 1989-017, 2007-058

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