Fonds PR-256 - Moran Brethour collection

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Moran Brethour collection


  • 1918 - 1974 (Creation)

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9 photoreproductions

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Biographical history

Moran J.J. Brethour, born in 1912, was a great grandson of Samuel Brethour, one of Saanich Peninsula’s earliest settlers whose sons later founded the town of Sidney on the family 500 acre homestead in 1891. Moran grew up in the area, attended Sidney School, married Bessie Turgoose of Saanichton, and had one daughter. Mr. Brethour was a member of the Saanich Pioneer Society and served as its president for a number of terms. He died in 1998.


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Donated to Saanich Archives by Moran Brethour in 1984.

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Collection consists of reproductions of photographs of John Dean and his Mount Newton log cabins ca. 1918, and Brentwood Waterworks District 25th anniversary, 1979.

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No further accruals are expected.

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No restrictions on access.

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Originals not held by Saanich Archives. Copies for research purposes only.

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  • English

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Accession number: 1984-010

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