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Dave Gerow Collection

Hornby Island Community Archives

R.G. 34

Acc. No: 2019-03-26/70

Finding aid created by: Regan Fahey

Last Updated: March 26, 2019

Title: Dave Gerow Collection

Level of description: collection

General material designation: textual records

Extent: 13 cm

Creator(s): Dave Gerow

Dates of creation: c. late 1970’s – c. 1987

Biographical sketch: Dave Gerow was an avid local historian and for many years researched the history of Hornby Island and its settlers culminating in the publication of “Hornby Island. The Ebb and Flow” with co-author Elizabeth Smith in 1988

Scope and content: The entire collection consists of Dave Gerow’s research into Hornby Island’s history for the book “Hornby Island: The Ebb and Flow”, co-written by Dave Gerow and Elizabeth Smith.

Source of supplied title: Title is based on the creator of the collection.

Immediate source of acquisition: Original accession date(s) and donor(s) are unknown as the Hornby Island Community Archives acquired the records several years prior to their being accessioned in 2019

Arrangement: The orignial filing scheme of the records was reconstructed during archival arrangement on the basis of file markings on the documents in order to retain as much of the original order as possible.

Language of materials: English

Record no.: 34

Repository: Hornby Island Community Archives

Finding aids: Finding aid available with file level control.

Rights: Dave Gerow holds the copyright to all of the “Hornby Island: The Ebb and Flow” materials

Related groups of records: A number of records created by Dave Gerow can be found in the Hornby Island Community School Collection, Outdoor Education Center Collection, and the Hornby Island Educational Society Collection. Material related to the research of “Hornby Island: The Ebb and Flow” can also be found in the Betty Smith Collection.

Accurals: Further accurals are not expected

File Inventory

Box 1

1-1 Correspondence, 1977, 1983, 1985-1987, n.d

Re: Correspondence to and from Dave Gerow researching Hornby Island history.

1-2 “Ebb and Flow” research: notes on interviews, 1976, 1982, 1985-1987, n.d

Re: handwritten and typed notes of interviews done with some of Hornby Islands early settlers : Bill Arthurs, Hillary Brown, Pat Boulding, Harry Carmichael, George Coburn, Bob Dahling, Ella Day, Jim Dalziel, Walter Geppert (see Hornby), Joan and Jeff Hornby, Jack Parnell, Ken Harwood, David Heatherbell, Mrs. Hunt, Molly Hunt, Jim Manning, Albert Savoie, Leo Savoie, Sidney Scott, Sid, Nelly and Ethel Slade, Betty Smith, Keith and Bertie Stonehouse, and Weswood

1-3 “Ebb and Flow” research: notes on pre-emptions, n.d

Re: notes on names, dates and area of early pre-emptions on Hornby Island and some photocopies of material from the Archives of British Columbia

1-4 “Ebb and Flow” research: notes on school teachers and enrollment, n.d

Re: notes on names and dates of school teachers, their salaries, the trustees and figures related to enrollment

1-5 “Ebb and Flow” research: notes on residents and population, n.d

Re: notes on residents by decade from the 1890’s-1950’s and population estimates

1-6 “Ebb and Flow” research: notes on chronology of Hornby Island events, n.d

Re: chronology of major events in decades, Lodge property, logging, transportation, deaths, Maude, arrival of settlers, property transactions and miscellaneous

1-7 “Ebb and Flow” research: chronology of Hornby Island events, n.d

Re: chronology of Island events from 1893-1955

1-8 “Ebb and Flow” research: notes on newspaper research, n.d

1-9 “Ebb and Flow” research: photocopies of early newspaper publications, n.d

Re: photocopies of newspaper articles mentioning Hornby Island and its’ early residents from a variety of publications, spanning from roughly 1892 to 1955

1-10 “Ebb and Flow” research: notebook, n.d

1-11 “Ebb and Flow” research: notes, n.d

Re: 2 typed copies of “Hornby Island Jottings, Feb.8, 1893” author unknow, with notes by Dave Gerow

1-12 “Ebb and Flow” research: handwritten notes, n.d