Collection SC652 - J. F. Simister collection

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J. F. Simister collection

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  • Graphic material
  • Textual record

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  • 1927 - 1934 (Creation)

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0.01 m of textual records and other materials.

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Biographical history

John Francis Simister (21 June 1865 to 20 September 1945) was a tailor and outfitter in Salford, Manchester. Prior to World War I, he emigrated from Manchester to Canada. In Sidney B.C., he ran a dry goods (draper) store on Beacon Avenue. He died in Victoria, B.C. in 1945.

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Scope and content

The collection consists of J. F. Simister's calling card; photocopies of advertisements for Simister's Dry Goods Store from the Sidney Review, 1934; a photograph of Simister in front of his shop; a letter to Simister from Robinson, Little & Co. Limited (London and Winnipeg) dated 21 December 1927.

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Gift of Lorna Marsden, April 2022.


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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created by JF, April 11, 2022.

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  • English

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