Collection A.2012.017, A.2013.018 - John Keenlysides Congregation Emanu-El collection

Secretary's Report - To the Board of Trustees and Members of the "Congregation Emanu El" Letter to the Rev. Dr. W. Adler, Chief Rabbi of Eng. & its Dependencies, London Letter from M. R. Cohen to the President of the Synagogue Emanu-El Victoria V.I. The Supreme Court of Civil Justice Summary Suit - Hoffman, Sr. to J.G. Jackson & Co, To loss ... Tickets sold by I. Grundbaum & Jacobs Act to Incorporate the Israelite Congregation named "The Emanuel of Victoria, Vancouver Isla... [Letter from Abraham Blackman to Morris Blackman] [Letter from Abraham Blackman to Morris Blackman] [Letter from Abraham Blackman to Morris Blackman] [Letter from Abraham Blackman to Morris Blackman]
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John Keenlysides Congregation Emanu-El collection

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CA JMABC A.2012.017, A.2013.018

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2 cm of textual records

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John S. Keenlyside was born and raised in Vancouver and attended UBC and graduated with a degree in economics and political science. In 1973 he founded the investment-counseling firm John S. Keenlyside & Co. which he manages with his two sons.

Keenlyside has been collecting 19th century historical papers and stamps for over thirty-five years with his primary collecting interest being the history of British Columbia with an emphasis on the colonial period (pre-1871). He has also collected documents relating to the fur trade and the Canadian Pacific Railway. Keenlyside collects manuscripts, documents, maps, books and ephemera relating to B.C.

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John Keenlyside acquired this collection from rare books dealer, Stephen Lunsford, in late 1999. Lunsford acquired this collection in either 1998 or 1999 from a dealer in Montreal. Custodial history and provenance prior to that is unknown.

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Fonds consists of material documenting early BC Jewish history. Fonds is arranged into two series: Congregation Emanu-El manuscripts; and Letters from Abraham Blackman to his brother Morris, Jewish merchants in colonial British Columbia.

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Created December 4, 2012

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