Fonds - Frederick A. Brazill fonds

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Frederick A. Brazill fonds

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  • 1902-1939 (Creation)
    Brazill, Frederick A.

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1 cm of textual records

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Frederick A. Brazill (1881-1967), hotelier, salesman, insurance agent, was born in 1881. In 1902, he married Bride (surname unknown). The Brazills had three children; daughters Sheila, and Lal, and son James. Brazil died at St. John's on 8 January 1967. He signed his name Brazill, however his tombstone records his name as Brazil.

In 1898, Brazill was hired as an assistant to Charles H. Danielle, an eccentric American who owned and operated Octagon Castle, a hotel built at Octagon Pond. By 1901, Brazill was adopted by Danielle as his ward. When Danielle died in 1902, Brazill was his sole heir, and ran the hotel until it was destroyed by fire in 1905.

According to city directories, Brazill was employed as a salesman and insurance agent in St. John's, and an employee of Browning Harvey, Ltd. In the mid 1930s, Brazill was a member of The Partridge Social Club, a club for the employees of Browning Harvey, Ltd.

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The fonds consists of correspondence (1902-1903); 1 receipt, Dublin 1903; 1 account booklet for the Partridge Thrift Club (1938); 1 program, "San Toy" musical play (1919).

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Acquired from John Caines on 22 December 1977.


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  • English

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Charles H. Danielle fonds

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Created - May 8, 2013

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  • English

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