Fonds PR-156 - Todd family fonds

View looking east from summit of Mount Douglas, 1890 Water tower on Todd Farm in Gordon Head Belle Scott Hawkey Mileva Todd with her 1917 Cadillac Mileva Todd, beside her decorated Cadillac, selling nosegays near the C.P.R. wharf to aid the war... Mileva Todd in Red Cross uniform Mileva Todd and infant Trudean Milvea Todd with dog Jaffre and new pup Mileva Todd with team of horses and plow [Mileva Todd] Group on beach
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Todd family fonds


  • 1880-1976 (Creation)

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5.5 cm of textual records
105 photographs
10 scrapbooks

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James Todd (1818-1904) was the first settler in the Gordon Head area, owning Victoria District Section 17 and Section 52. He established Spring Farm at the base of Mount Douglas. He married Flora Macaulay in 1857 and together they raised 17 children on the property. James Todd was the son of HBC trader John Tod, an early settler in Oak Bay. The Todd family property was divided between three of James and Flora Todd’s sons, James Jr., Albert Henry, and Thomas. Thomas married Mileva Compton Shaw in 1911. Albert Henry Todd married Anna Matilda Henderson of Carey Road in 1914 and they had two children, Virginia and June Ellen. Virginia married Norman Arthur Griffin in 1941. June married John Norrington, son of the founder of Norrington’s Bakery in Port Angeles, Washington in 1938.


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Donated in multiple accessions between 1980 and 2018 by family members.

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Fonds consists of records relating to the Todd family of Gordon Head, and includes conveyances and legal documents, correspondence, certificates, blueprints and sketch plans, newspaper articles, scrapbooks, books, photographs and artifacts. Fonds includes documents relating to Albert Henry Todd's WWII service. Fonds is arranged into 10 series: Legal Documents, Financial & Household Records, Correspondence, Certificates, Plans, Ephemera, Newspaper Clippings, Reference Material, Photographs, and Artifacts.

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Further accruals are expected.

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  • English

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Accession number: 1980-017, 2007-051, 2007-194, 2009-003, 2011-026, 2018-031.

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Previous number: 86-3

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