Fonds PR-152 - Pridmore family fonds

Hannah Atkins (Pridmore), age 16 Hannah Atkins and her mother, Mrs. Sarah Davis Atkins Mr. & Mrs. Pridmore and baby Bill Sarah (Sade) Esther, William (Bill) Richard, and Charlotte (Dot) Pridmore Portrait of Hannah (Atkins) Pridmore Peter Christopher Pridmore at the gate of his Burnside Road home William Pridmore, BC Champion Heel Toe Walker Hancina Bugslag Pridmore Mrs. Tillie (Bugslag) Tyler with unidentified man and baby at the Bugslag family home (Royal Road... Vera Bugslag (nee Pridmore) and Claude Bugslag at front gate of Burnside Road home
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Pridmore family fonds


  • [ca. 1870-1998] (Creation)

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1.5 cm textual records, 0.3 cm ephemera, 62 photographs

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William Abraham Pridmore immigrated to Quebec from England in 1870 and later came to Victoria. He found work as a tallyman at Sayward Mill and received 100 acres off Burnside Road. Unable to show that he had made sufficient improvements to it, he lost the land but later regained it after becoming a champion race walker and winning enough cash to buy it back. In 1879, he married Hannah Atkins and they had six children. Their son, William Richard Pridmore married Hansina Bugslag in 1911, and the couple had 4 children. William Richard did various hauling work with his team of horses and was later Road Foreman of Ward 4 for Saanich. William Richard Pridmore died in 1948, and Hansina Pridmore died in 1950.


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Donated in multiple accessions in 1998 and 2015 by family members including Leonard Kowalyshen, son of Madeline Pridmore Kowalyshen.

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Fonds consists of records relating to the Pridmore family of Burnside Road and includes research material on Pridmore genealogy, ephemera, newspaper clippings, and photographs. Fonds is arranged into 4 series: Certificates, Ephemera, Reference Material, and Photographs.

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No further accruals are expected.

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  • English

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Accession number: 2007-033, 2015-004, 2015-006

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