Collection PR-0252 - Ainslie James Helmcken collection

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Ainslie James Helmcken collection

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  • Photographs

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  • [ca. 1850]-1986 (Creation)
    Helmcken, Ainslie James, 1900-1987

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ca. 1000 photographs and other material

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Biographical history

Ainslie Helmcken, grandson of John Sebastian Helmcken and son of James and Edith Helmcken, served as Victoria's City Archivist from 1967 to 1983.

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Collection consists mainly of photographs of Victoria people, places, and events and souvenir booklets.

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      For related records see: Ainslie James Helmcken fonds (PR 267), Helmcken family fonds (PR 272), Archives operational files (CRS 316), and the records of the Greater Victoria Civic Archives Society.

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      In addition to ca. 1000 photographs, the collection includes other graphic material such as souvenir publications and postcards.

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