Fonds Accession 2009-044 - James Henry Rolf fonds

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James Henry Rolf fonds

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Accession 2009-044

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  • 1873-1874 (Creation)
    Rolf, James Henry, 1848-1937

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1 v. of textual records

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James Henry Rolf was born on 24 January 1848, the son of John and Catherine (Brown) Rolf of Walton, Hants County. He sailed with a relative, John A. Rolf, on the schooner W. Starratt and in later life worked as a prospector and preemptor in the vicinity of Naramata, British Columbia. He died in 1937.

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Fonds consists of a logbook of the schooner W. Starratt, documenting its voyages to Maine, Cape Breton, Martinique, St. Thomas, Cuba, New York, and St. John's, Newfoundland, and the weather encountered.

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Transferred from the Penticton Museum and Archives in December 2008.


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