Fonds PR-295 - Russell family fonds

Thomas Russell Kenneth McKenzie, Sr. William Blair (Burly) McKenzie Caroline Fairchild (nee Collier) Thomas Richard Fairchild Edward Richard Fairchild Alice Caroline Fairchild Twins William (Willie) George and Frederick (Fred) James Fairchild Possibly Catherine (Kate) Russell Edward Richard Fairchild
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PR-295

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Russell family fonds

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  • [186-]-1928, predominant 1860-1890 (Creation)

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152 Photographs.
2 Portraits.
1 Book.

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([1836]-1912)

Biographical history

Thomas Russell was a teenager when he arrived in Victoria in 1853 aboard the Hudson's Bay Company ship Norman Morison. He married Sarah Collier. In 1865, Thomas Russell was appointed teacher at Craigflower School, the third in the school's history. He later moved to Victoria where he opened a grocery.

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Donated in 2019 by a member of the Russell family through the Hallmark Heritage Society.

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Fonds consists of material relating to Thomas Russell, the Russell family, and relations. Fonds includes a family photograph album and some loose photographs (primarily cartes-de-visite); 2 framed tinted portraits; and a Victoria directory believed to date from 1891-1892.

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