Fonds PR-0012 - Chambers, Todd family fonds

Arthur Hyde Chambers Sr. Proposed Christ Church Cathedral Proposed Christ Church Cathedral Portrait of woman on wall Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) ship "Princess Marguerite" Jessie May Chambers (later Thicke) Phoebe Rosalie Todd (nee Chambers) Saloon, interior Wellington coal mines ? Chinese girl Campers School interior, girls' sewing class Frederick Dundas Todd as Provincial Apiarist Rev. Ernest George Miller, Rector of St. Barnabas Church Todd children at Christmas Ladies sewing group Campers Arthur Hyde Chambers Jr. Mount Pleasant School group "The Moorings", 914 Catherine Street Foul Bay Road close to Thomas Shotbolt property Canadian National Steamship Co. ship "Prince David" Fifth Regiment volunteer for the Boer war taken outside drill hall, Menzies Street S.W. corner of Yates Street and Government Street known as "Campbell's Corner" Memorial services for Queen Victoria in front of the Parliament Buildings Jim Bryant's  Bicycle store and gas station, 625-627 Johnson Street 1351 Carnsew Street, Rebecca Keay Todd in garden Jessie May Chambers (nee Thicke) Tennis match (mixed doubles) at the Victoria Lawn Tennis Club Ship "Maud" in Nanaimo

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Chambers, Todd family fonds

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  • Photographs
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  • 1890-1935 (Creation)
    Chambers, Arthur Hyde, Sr., 1852-1935 (family)

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ca. 550 photographs. and 0.01 m of textual records

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Frederick Dundas Todd came to Victoria in 1908, where he worked as Provincial Apiarist until 1921. He married Rebecca Keay, with whom he had three sons and two daughters. All of his sons became civil engineers.

The Chambers and Todd families are related by marriage; R.A.D. Todd, a son of Frederick Dundas Todd, married Phoebe Rosalie Chambers, daughter of Arthur Hyde Chambers.

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Arthur Hyde Chambers was a Victoria photographer. He first married Annie Middleton in 1869, with whom he had one son. He later married Jessie Clark, in 1881, with whom he had three daughters and one son. Chambers ran a photographic studio in Victoria from the 1890s to 1900.

The Chambers and Todd families are related by marriage; R.A.D. Todd, a son of Frederick Dundas Todd, married Phoebe Rosalie Chambers, daughter of Arthur Hyde Chambers.

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Fonds consists primarily of glass plate and nitrate negatives, the majority of which are images of individuals and family groups, including members of the Chambers and Todd families.

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Contact prints and copy negatives of many images are available.

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