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Bate family fonds
Bate family fonds [textual record]. -- 1927-1953
8 cm of textual records.

The Bates were a prominent Nanaimo family. Mark Bate, who arrived in Nanaimo in 1857, had ten children by his first wife, Sarah Ann Cartwright.
The records were in the custody of Darren Marshall, great-great grandson of Mark Bate, who retrieved them from his mother's basement and subsequently donated them to the Nanaimo Community Archives in 1997.
Fonds consists of records related to the estate of Mark Bate including probate papers, statements of estate expenditures and disbursements, bank records, and records relating to the sale and rental of properties owned by Mark Bate. Also includes correspondence among family members, chiefly between the executrix, Ada Elizabeth Hawthornthwaite (Bates' daughter) and other descendants. Fonds is arranged in three series: 1) Probate records; 2) Correspondence and notes and 3) Financial records.
Series descriptions and file list available.
The records of Mark Bate are also available as the Mark Bate fonds.

Series 1.

Probate records [textual record]. -- 1927-1930.
.5 cm of textual records.

Series consists of agreements, consents to act and other documents related to the probate of Mark Bate's estate.
Title based on contents of the series.
File list available.

Series 2.

Correspondence and notes [textual record]. -- 1927-1949.
.5 cm of textual records.

Series comprises correspondence and notes written and received by various family members and others.
Title based on contents of the series.
File list available.

Series 3.

Financial records [textual record]. -- 1927-1953.
7 cm of textual records.

Series includes statements of receipts and expenditures, bank pass, deposit and chequebooks, and a receipt book.
Title based on contents of the series.
File list available.
File List

Series 1. Probate records.

File 1. Probate documents, 1927-1930

Series 2. Correspondence and notes.

File 1. Correspondence and notes, 1927-1949

Series 3. Financial records.

File 1. Statements, 1930-1934
File 2. Bank deposits, 1930-1936
File 3. Receipt books, 1927-1948
File 4. Passbooks and chequebooks, 1927-1953
File 5. Receipts and statements, 1930-1948
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