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Vagabonds Club

1915 - c1928

Co-founded by John Francis Bursill


The Vagabonds Club was formed in Vancouver in 1915 by "a colourful group of classically educated expatriate Englishmen" to "promote good-fellowship and cultivate intellectual vagabondage." (B.C. Library Quarterly, see below).

Members of the group, as noted in the article on Bursill, included:
A.N. St. John Mildmay
Arthur C. Cummings
Arthur Foxall
Garnett Weston (author)
Gerald Cooter
Gerald Pelton (lawyer)
Lionel Haweis (librarian)
Noel Robinson (journalist)
Robie Reid (lawyer)

References

JOHN FRANCIS BURSILL: FOUNDER OF THE VAGABONDS CLUB by Jacqueline Hooper
      BRITISH COLUMBIA LIBRARY QUARTERLY; July 1968, various authors
      Extensive biography of Bursill, numerous references to the group & its members.

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