Series 0662.01 - Peter Gambell Harris' Diary

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Peter Gambell Harris' Diary

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CA GPR 0662-0662.01

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  • 1948 (Creation)

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3.5 cm of textual records

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The series consists of a one year daily diary belonging to Peter Gambell Harris. Peter documents his family's journey from England, including boarding the Medea in Liverpool on Jan. 8, 1948. You can follow the Harris family through to their arrival in New York and then the journey to the Peace Country. The diary gives a perspective of day-to-day living in the late 1940s and highlights the importance of family, dependency on your neighbours, and the poor state of the roads. The last entry in the diary is dated Dec. 31, 1948.

There is also a typed transcript of the diary done by Peter's daughter Patricia who also sometimes would comment on an entry.

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South Peace Regional Archives

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