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Victoria BC Customs House 1875-1898

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39 Wharf Street, built 1874/1875

Her Majesty's Customs operated out of 39 Wharf Street for nearly 24 years. Construction began in 1874, and the staff took possession of the space in summer 1875. By the end of 1898 the staff had removed to the new combined post office/customs at the northwest corner of Government and Humboldt streets.

Note: in 1907 Victoria renumbered all addresses, and the building address became 1002 Wharf Street.

Staff At 39 Wharf Street

Note: Complete careers are summarized, but groupings reflect highest position while at Wharf Street.

Name Date Of Appointment Date Of Departure Disposition
Collector: Ground Floor, First at Right
Wymond Hamley September 1858 Collector December 31, 1889 retirement
Alexander Roland Milne January 1, 1890 Collector January 18, 1904 death
1887 Appraiser December 31, 1889 promotion to collector
1875 Clerk 1887 promotion to appraiser
Chief Clerk: Ground Floor, Second at Right, Connected to Collector
Charles Studdert Finlaison 1874 Chief Clerk (acting, permanent in 1875) April 30, 1890 retirement
1860 Clerk (New Westminster) 1874 promotion and relocation to Victoria
John Cowper Newbury 1904 Collector (acting, permanent in 1905) 1923 retirement
May 1, 1890 Chief Clerk 1904 promotion to collector
1887 Clerk (long room) May 1, 1890 promotion to chief clerk
1883 Landing Waiter 1887 promotion to long room
Other Officers and Clerks: Ground Floor; Second Floor; Long Room
George Frye 1883 Surveyor August 24, 1889 death
1874 Clerk and Landing Waiter 1883 promotion to surveyor
Frederick William Davey 1923 Collector 1935 retirement
1905 Surveyor 1923 promotion to collector
1890 Statistical Clerk 1905 promotion to surveyor
Charles Sydenham Wylde 1874 Revenue Officer 1878 forced retirement, private brokerage
1859 Revenue Officer (mainland) relocation to Victoria
Robert Lawson 1869 1894 retirement
Richard Hunter 1874 March 5, 1890 death
Charles Edward Bunting 1877 July 14, 1890 death
Frederick John Morison 1880 April 1920 retirement
Edgar Fawcett 1883 1910 retirement
Philip Andrew Woollacott 1883 1888 separation
William Anthony Franklin 1884 TBD
William Atkins  ? Chief Clerk March 31, 1920 retirement
September 1889 Statistical Clerk  ? promotion
November 1, 1888 Locker September 1889 promotion
Hessay Wilkinson Graves 1888 1923 retirement
Cecil Fletcher 1888 1899 separation
Herbert Edward Beckwith after 1911 Chief Landing Waiter March 21, 1916 death
1890 Preventative Officer after 1911 promotion
1889 Locker November 4, 1890 promotion
George F. D. Simpson 1890 1923 retirement
Francis Berry 1890 Clerk and Landing Waiter Sep 30, 1898 separation, private brokerage
Alfred James Joule summer 1907 Sub-collector at Gateway, BC October 31, 1911 retirement
June 8, 1892 Clerk and Landing Waiter summer 1907 promotion and relocation
1891 Locker June 8, 1892 regularization
Thomas Roberts June 8, 1892 Clerk and Landing Waiter 1921 retirement
Loftus Browne 1893 1895 death
John Laurence Godson 1894 September 30, 1898 resignation
John Archibald McTavish 1896 1910 separation, private brokerage
William Marchant September 1897 appraiser September 1921 retirement




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