Fonds CR-89 - Morley family fonds

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Morley family fonds

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    CA DMA CR-89

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    • [ca. 1880]-1971 (Creation)
      Morley (family)

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    80 cm of textual records and other material

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    The Morley family were early settlers in Delta, B.C. Samuel Morley (1861-1940) moved from Holton County, Ontario, to British Columbia in the early 1880s. He homesteaded in Aldergrove before settling in Delta where he bought farmland in 1901 (28th St.) and 1908 (Goudy Road). He and his wife Isabelle Duff (1864-1949) married in 1887 and had two children, Nancy S. Morley and Robert Morley. Samuel served on the council in Delta. Robert married Vera Evelyn Gillanders in 1914 and had two children, Lloyd and Vasey. Robert and his sons continued to farm and expand their holdings in Delta. Robert was also active in the I.O.O.F Delta Lodge No. 21. Lloyd served in the army in WWII and later left farming to start a general contracting company when the family farms were expropriated for the Roberts Bank superport in 1969. Vasey and his wife Anne re-located to a farm on Crescent Island, land originally owned by the Gillanders family.

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    The fonds consists of records, personal memorabilia, and photographs of the Morley family. Records include farm account books, ledgers, diaries, and correspondence. Personal memorabilia include greeting cards, post cards, school books, and miscellaneous printed material. Photographs are of scenic views, farm activities, family events, family members and friends.

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        Preliminary inventory available. Item level descriptions of photographs available. To view reference copies of the photographs, see Photograph Reference binders under photo number.

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        BCAUL control number: DMA-91

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