Fonds SC069 - Frederick Victor Longstaff fonds

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Frederick Victor Longstaff fonds

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CA UVICARCH SC069

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  • 1902 - 1961 (Creation)

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1 cm of textual records

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Frederick Victor Longstaff was born in Surrey, England, and came to Victoria, B.C., in 1911. He was prominent in the Victoria community as an architect and author. He assisted in the design of St. John's Anglican Church and the James Bay Anglican Hall, and wrote a history of Christ Church Cathedral. A major in the army, Longstaff also wrote histories of HMCS Naden and Esquimalt Harbour, and was associated with the Maritime Museum at Signal Hill. He was a recognized authority on the Royal Navy and the Royal Canadian Navy.

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The fonds consists of a holograph notebook, "Notes on the Infantry Training, 1902" by Longstaff; holograph notes for a letter to Mrs. A.L. Buell, 1954; a photocopy of his obituary notices from "The Victoria Daily Times" and the "Victoria Daily Colonist"; and an exercise book (1943) containing clippings from "The Journal of Commerce and Shipping Telegraph".

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frederick-victor-longstaff-fonds-2

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Revised by JF, July 3, 2013.

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  • English

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