Fonds 56 - James and Mary G. Fyfe Smith fonds

Finding aid - James and Mary G. Fyfe Smith fonds

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James and Mary G. Fyfe Smith fonds

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56

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  • 1911 - 1914 (Creation)
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    James Fyfe Smith

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2 v.

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(1869 - [19--?])

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Mr. James Fyfe Smith was born April 1, 1869. His wife, nee Mary Gertrude Banamy was born August 24, 1873. The Fyfe Smiths immigrated to Canada from Australia in 1904. James Fyfe Smith became an importer of hardwood and set up his company, J. Fyfe Smith Co. Ltd. in Vancouver. The family traveled extensively between 1900-1932 to Japan, Australia, Hong Kong and the Philippines. During these numerous trips, the Fyfe Smiths and their daughter Florence accumulated large collection of ethnographic objects, including items from the Northwest Coast of British Columbia, New Zealand, Fiji, Samoa, and Japan.

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(1873 - [19--?])

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The albums comprising this fonds were donated to the UBC Museum of Anthropology in 1957 by Florence Fyfe Smith as part of a larger collection of Japanese objects. The albums were accessioned into the Museum's holdings and became part of the collection until their transfer to the UBC Museum of Anthropology Archives in October 1995.

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The fonds consists of two albums containing images accumulated by James and Mary Fyfe Smith during visits to Japan between 1911 and 1914.

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See attached pdf document for volume descriptions.

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BCAUL control number: UBCMOA-165

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Copied from MemoryBC on November 24, 2015 by Katie Ferrante.
Finding aid added December 8, 2015

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