Item #4302 [Kootenay-Boundary] 1904 Handbill Announcing a Public Meeting in Midway, B.C. Martin BURRELL.

[Kootenay-Boundary] 1904 Handbill Announcing a Public Meeting in Midway, B.C.

Midway, BC: Conservative Party, 1904. Handbill. A scarce and ephemeral political handbill, printed in black ink onto very light weight paper (8.75 x 6 inches wide and doubtful that many examples have survived), announcing the holding of a public town meeting on Friday, Nov. 4, 1904 in Midway, British Columbia. Handbill is toned with some chips from sides (likely from being removed from its original posting spot) creases and some closed tears. Text clear and unaffected. Likely posted by Martin Burrell or one of his team, it is noted near the bottom of the handbill that Burrell's opponents - Duncan Ross and Ernest Mills are invited to attend and address the meeting. Very Good. Item #4302

"Burrell emigrated to Canada as a young man, where he eventually became a fruit grower on a farm about two miles east of Grand Forks, British Columbia. His farm was the largest apple tree nursery in the province... He was elected mayor of Grand Forks, British Columbia in 1903. He first ran unsuccessfully for the House of Commons of Canada as the Conservative candidate in the 1904 federal election for the constituency of Yale—Cariboo. He was elected in the 1908 federal election and re-elected in 1911. In 1917 he was re-elected as a Unionist. Burrell Creek near Grand Forks, British Columbia, is named in his honour." wiki.

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