Sous-fonds SF155 - Lorne and Edith Pierce collection. Alfred Vernon Thomas sous-fonds

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Lorne and Edith Pierce collection. Alfred Vernon Thomas sous-fonds

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CA ON00239 SF155

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  • [ca. 1925] (Creation)
    Thomas, Alfred Vernon

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0.02 m of textual records

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(2 Nov. 1875-11 Sep. 1950)

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Alfred Vernon Thomas was a journalist from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Born at Manchester, England on 2 November 1875, he attended Manchester Grammar School and served in Europe as a representative of a lace manufacturer. He regularly contributed to the Guardian while living abroad. Thomas embarked for Canada in 1905 as part of a round-the-world tour. He remained in the country, reaching Winnipeg around 1914. After three years with the Manitoba Free Press he lost his job because of his anti-conscription attitudes. He went to New York, returning to Winnipeg in 1923 to begin a career with the Winnipeg Tribune that ended only with his retirement in 1944. Municipal editor of the Tribune, he held strong views in favour of municipal ownership of utilities. He served as President of the Winnipeg Press Club in 1934. He died at his Winnipeg home, 213 Furby Street, on 11 September 1950 and was buried at Brookside Cemetery.

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Sous-fonds consists of typescripts on French-Canadian journalism.

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Gift of Lorne and Edith Pierce.


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  • English

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