Item CHL_000549 - Group portrait of men and boys in front of the Justinian Pelly Law Office

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Group portrait of men and boys in front of the Justinian Pelly Law Office

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CA CHL CHL_000549

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  • [ca.189-] (Creation)
    Chilliwack, BC

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Photograph consists of a group of unidentified men and boys in front of the Justinian Pelly law office. Large white sign in front window of building reads:" Justinian Pelly Barrister - Solicitor Conveyancer Notary Public". Chinese Canadian man and young boy visible third and fourth from left in image.

According to British Columbia Biographical, Vol.III, P665, Justinian Pelly, a prominent barrister of Chilliwack, well known in public affairs of this section of the province, was born in Essex, England, May 21, 1864, and is the son of Justinian and Fanny (Ingleby) Pelly. He came to British Columbia in 1882. Here he studied law and in 1893 was called to the bar of the province. In the same year he opened up offices in Chilliwack and here he has since practiced... He has attained a position of eminence in his chosen profession and has important public connections along this line, serving at present as stipendiary magistrate, coroner, deputy mining recorder, judge of the small debtor's court, clerk of the Dyke tax and registrar of the county court.

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No reproduction without prior written approval of the Chilliwack Museum and Archives.

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