Akrigg, G.P.V. and Helen

AKRIGG, George Philip Vernon (b 13 Aug 1913, Calgary, AB; d 8 Feb 2001, Vancouver) and Helen (Manning) (b 1921, Prince Rupert), academics. This husband and wife team of academics turned popular historians produced 3 seminal books about BC history: British Columbia Chronicle: 1778-1846 (1977), British Columbia Chronicle: 1847-1871 (1977) and 1001 British Columbia Place Names (1969). They were pioneer self-publishers under their imprint Discovery Press. He joined the Faculty of English at UBC in...

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