Item CHL_2004.052.0700 - Edenbank Farm Group Portrait

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Edenbank Farm Group Portrait

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CA CHL CHL_2004.052.0700

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  • 1899 (Creation)
    Sardis, BC

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1 photograph
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Oliver Wells
Marie Weeden

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Photograph consists of a group portrait at Edenbank farm, Sardis. Standing left to right: Gertrude Wells, Edwin Wells, Ray Wells, Harry Weeds, C.L. Reid, Frank Blackstock, Archie Atkinson, A.C. Wells. Seated left to right: Allen, Ernest Farrow, Mr. Clark, Foo, Frang Twigg, Fred Hussey. Chinese worker Foo, seated in front, was fatally injured at the farm in an attack by a bull named Zad.

Signatures: "Wells, Woods, Reid, Blackstock, Acheson" written on the photograph in pencil. "Edenbank Farm & Men 1899 / Mr. & Mrs. Ed. Wells - left, A.C. Wells - right, Roy Carman, Foo, Clark, Twigg, Hussey, Ernest Farrow" is written on the reverse.

The photograph is published in Oliver Wells' book entitled: "Edenbank: The history of a Canadian pioneer farm" on page 54.

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Finding aids available at the Chilliwack Museum and Archives

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See Add. Mss. 362 Edenbank Farm fonds

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