Collection 2004.8 - Alexander Manson mining collection

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Alexander Manson mining collection

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    • 1930 - 1940 (Creation)
      Manson, Alexander

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    133 photographs : b&w ; 10.2 x 5.3 cm

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    Biographical history

    Alexander Manson was the first lawyer to practice law in Prince Rupert, BC.

    In 1916, he entered Provincial politics under the Liberal Party banner, and became the M.L.A representing the region in the 1920, 1924, and 1928 elections. He was appointed Speaker of the House (1921), and Attorney General and Minister of Labour (1922-28). Upon his defeat in 1933, Manson returned to Vancouver to practice law, and subsequently was appointed Supreme Court Justice - a position he held until his retirement in 1961.

    He married Stella Beckwith on June 29, 1909 in Vancouver, BC. In 1916, he successfully entered the world of Provincial politics and became an M.L.A for the Liberal party, winning 473 (67.16%) of the votes for his riding. He continued to represent the Liberals - and winning- in the 1920, 1924, and 1928 elections.

    During this time, he was Speaker of the House (1921) and appointed as both the Attorney General and Minister of Labour (1922-28).
    It was also during this time (1925-26) that he was elected and served as the Grand Master of the Grand Masonic Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon.

    Upon his defeat in Provincial politics in 1933, Mr Manson returned to Vancouver to practice law and was subsequently appointed Supreme Court Justice. He continued in this position until his retirement in 1961. Born in 1883, Mr. Manson passed away on September 25, 1964.

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    The Alexander Manson Mining Collection consists of 133 loose photographs documenting various aspects of the mining industry in Northern British Columbia between 1930-1940. Photographs show images of Manson Creek and Germansen Landing.

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        Access to original materials limited by physical stability of item and to be determined by Archivist at time of access request. Reproductions available.

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        Personal or academic use of materials is welcomed under the standard fair dealing and educational use clauses of Canadian Copyright Law. Commercial use is, however, forbidden without the express permission of the copyright holder. For information on obtaining written permission from the copyright holder, please contact the Northern B.C. Archives and Special Collections.

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        The "Alexander Manson fonds" can be found at University of British Columbia Library Rare Books and Special Collections ( ).

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