Fonds F02415 - Joseph Arlie Robb fonds

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Joseph Arlie Robb fonds

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CA ON00239 F02415

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  • 1913-1988 (Creation)
    Robb, Joseph Arlie

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ca. 5000 photographs : b&w and col., 100 audio reels

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Born in Kingston in 1915, the son of Wallace Havelock Robb, the poet-naturalist.Joseph Arlie Robb worked as a journalist with the Westmount Examiner in the 1940's. He also worked in public relations with the Bank of Montreal, worked briefly in the motion picture industry and was a partner in the Photo Image Gallery in Kingston in the 1970's. He died in 1992.

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Fonds consists of a small number of subject files and a large number of photographs, both prints and negatives, and sound recordings. The subject matter of the photographs spans a broad range and includes a large number of photographs of the Robb family as well as vistors to the family home and bird sanctuary, Abbey Dawn. There are also a fair number of Kingston scenic views and events.

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Donated by the Estate of J.A. Robb.


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  • English

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No further accruals are expected

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  • Shelf: V036.9
  • Shelf: SR1141-SR1141.99