Fonds SC280 - Derek Pethick fonds

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Derek Pethick fonds

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  • 1890 - 1988 (Creation)

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2.13 m of textual records and other materials

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Derek William Pethick was a resident of Saanich, B.C. and wrote books on BC history, including "Victoria: The Fort" , "Summer of Promise" and "Men of British Columbia".

Mr. Pethick was the son of George H. Pethick, an English immigrant who took up land in Saanich municipality. He was born January 21, 1920 and lived most of his life in Saanich. He attended a boys' school in Vernon, B. C. during the Depression years, and his experience became the basis for the essay "A Preparation For Life". Later, (1950s-60s) he earned a bachelor's degree in history at the University of British Columbia. "First Approaches" won a Provincial book award. He took up the occupation of poultry farmer, and continued until his death to live on his property at 5420 Alderly Road.

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The fonds consists of a corrected typescript of "Mars Over Eden: a military history of British Columbia" (unpublished). Also included is a clipping (photocopy) of his obit from the Times Colonist, a clipping (photocopy) of a column by Charles Lillard "Pethick Deserves a Writer's Epitaph" and some correspondence relating to the bequest from Pethick's estate.

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Revised by JF, June 26, 2013.

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  • English

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