Fonds - Bate family fonds

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Bate family fonds

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    • 1927-1953 (Creation)
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      Bate (family)

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    8 cm of textual records

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    Biographical history

    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.

    Custodial history

    The records were in the custody of Darren Marshall, great-great grandson of Mark Bate, who donated them to the Nanaimo Community Archives in 1997.

    Scope and content

    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.

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        Series descriptions and file list available. Online Finding Aid

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        BCAUL control number: NCAI-138

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