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John Thompson fonds
John Thompson fonds [textual record]. -- 1951
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John (Johnny) Thompson was the son of John (Jack) and Beatrice Thompson who settled in Nanaimo around 1910. Thompson Senior opened, in 1935, the Inkster and Thompson Sash and Door Factory on Prideaux Street. Johnny and brother Noel joined their father in this new business. The factory was later renamed the Thompson Lumber Company Ltd. Thompson Senior died in 1943 and the company was sold to Moore Whittington of Victoria in 1961. Johnny Thompson was active in civic affairs and served as a School Trustee, an Alderman (1950-1952) and on the Water Board. For a short time, he owned a sports shop on Commercial Street. Thompson died in 1967.

Records were donated to the Nanaimo District Museum in an undocumented transaction and transferred to the Nanaimo Community Archives in 1993.

Fonds consists of correspondence including a letter from Major J. S. Matthews, City of Vancouver Archivist, and an invitation to the opening of the new City Hall in Nanaimo.

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