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Adey, Lionel

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Dr. Lionel Adey was a former professor of English at the University of Victoria and is the author of several books and articles. His writings include: C. S. Lewis's "Great War" with Owen Barfield (1978), Hymns and the Christian "Myth" (1986) Class and idol in the English Hymn (1988), Affirmations (1989) and C. S. Lewis, Writer, Dreamer, and Mentor (1998).

Adolf Ceska

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Adolf Ceska studied biology at Charles University in Prague, where he met and eventually married his fellow student, Oluna. In 1969 they immigrated to Victoria, BC. Adolf continued his studies at UVic and received his Ph.D. in vegetation studies. He later worked as a Botany Curator in the Royal BC Museum for 15 years, specializing in grasses, sedges, rushes, ferns, and aquatics. After their retirement, Oluna started a long-term mushroom survey of Observatory Hill, for which Adolf joined as her field assistant and mushroom photographer. The Ceska’s vast mushroom collection of over 10,000 specimens, is deposited in the UBC herbarium.

Agar, Brian

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Brian Agar served with the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada.

Agnew, J.

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J. Agnew was a colonel in the U.S. Army.

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