Sous-fonds MsC-121-4 - J. A. Forin

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J. A. Forin

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    • 1925-[ca. 1947], predominantly 1926-1933 (Creation)

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    1 cm of textual records

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    Biographical history

    John Andrew Forin (July 20, 1861-September 14, 1957) was prominent British Columbia judge directly involved in some of the legal battles fought by Doukhobors in British Columbia during the 1920. Originally from Ontario, he practiced law in New Westminster from 1891-1895 and in 1886 was appointed Country Court judge for the Kootenay/West Kootenay District. He presided as a judge until his retirement from the bench in 1928. Fortin and his wife Mary Dunn has three daughters and two sons, Isabel, jean Mollie, Douglas and Peter.

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    This sous-fonds includes letters authored and received by J. A. Forin between 1926 and 1933, handwritten note, clippings, broadside as well as three publication belonging to Forin that contain his handwritten annotations. All records are in English.

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    Records in this sous-fonds were collected and donated by John Keenlyside


    Items are arranged chronologically, by year only. The publications have been removed from sous-fonds and cataloged individually.

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    • English

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      Several items have been digitized and appear on The Doukhobor Collection website (See categories: J.A. Forin, Correspondence; Book, book chapters and articles).

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      • Report of Royal Commission on Matters relating to the Sect of Doukhobors in the Province of British Columbia, 1912 (BX 7433 B75 R69 1913)
      • A peculiar people, the Doukhobor by Aylmer Maude, 1904 (BX 7433 M3)
      • Christian martyrdom in Russia: persecution of the Doukhobors edited by Vladimir Tchertkof, 1900 (BX 7433 C5 1900)

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      Created July 3, 2014 AS

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