Addison family fonds

     Addison family fonds [textual record, graphic material]. -- 1909-1991, predominant [195-]
     6 cm of textual records 11 photographs : b&w

             George and Jane Addison (b. 1888) were born in Scotland. Married in 1912, the
Addisons came to Nanaimo in 1913 and George initially worked in the coal mines
although he was trained as a plumber in Scotland. George eventually set up his
own plumbing business in Nanaimo. The Addisons had three children. George Addison
was very active in civic affairs and served as a school trustee from 1936 to 1953
and as an alderman from 1941 to 1953. Jane was a member of the Order of the
Eastern Star and George was longtime member of the Kiwanis Club, the Grand Lodge
AF and AM of Scotland (Freemasons) and on the board at St. Andrew's United Church.
George and Jane represented the City of Nanaimo at Queen Elizabeth's coronation
in England in 1953.

           Fonds consists of family papers and memorabilia of the Addison family. Includes
letters and cards sent for Jane Addison's one-hundredth birthday in 1988,
certificates from various fraternal societies and service organizations, materials
related to the Queen's 1953 Coronation, photographs predominantly related to
George Addison's aldermanic duties. Also includes class lists and other materials
related to the John Shaw School reunion organized by Audrey Curtis (nee Addison)
in 1991.

          Title based on the contents of the fonds.
          Material donated by Audrey Curtis.