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Moore, Caldwell family fonds
Moore, Caldwell family fonds [textual record, graphic material, object]. -- 1899-1936, intermittent.
10 cm of textual records
11 photographs : b&w
1 object

Born in England in 1873, William Harrison Moore came to Canada around 1897. In Nanaimo, he married Margaret McLellan in 1901 and the couple had at least six children including William Moore Jr (b. 1903), Earl Alexander (1907-1996, spouse Myrtle Coulson), Herbert (1909-1992), Charles Frederick (b. 1911), Constance Irene (b. 1917, spouse James Robinson) and Felicia (1912-1925, died of rheumatic fever). Moore was a mine inspector and manager but also spent some time in the 1910s as a farmer in Kamloops. Moore died in 1936 and Margaret died in 1944. Other family members include John David Caldwell who was married to Christina McLellan. Born in Tennessee in 1875, Caldwell was a wood turner and inventor. Caldwell died in 1914 in Vancouver; Christina died in 1917, also in Vancouver.

Fonds consists of records of the Moore and Caldwell families, arranged in the following series: 1) Moore papers; 2) Caldwell papers and 3) Photographs.

Title based on the contents of the fonds.
Series descriptions available.

Series 1.

Moore papers [textual record]. -- 1900-1936.
5 cm of textual records

Series consists of records generated or accumulated by William H. Moore Sr including a daily work journal, lecture on coal mining problems on Vancouver Island, mining claims, and handwritten notes for what appears to be a lecture or speech.

Title based on the contents of the series.

Series 2.

Caldwell papers [textual record, object]. -- 1902-1909.
5 cm of textual records
1 object : fabric sample

Series consists of material related to patents for items created by John David "Jack" Caldwell including a vehicle bell, laundry marking machine and shingle edger. Also includes a sample of the work of the marking machine.

Title based on the contents of the series.

Series 3.

Photographs [graphic material]. -- 1900-1928, intermittent.
11 photographs : b&w

Series consists of photographs of the Moore, Caldwell and Bilton families and related activities.

Title based on the contents of the series. Selected item level descriptions available.

PHOTO: Southwest view of the Moore house on Seventh Street in Harewood.
Photo 2