Camera Workers, 1858-1950

The British Columbia, Alaska and Yukon Photographic Directory, 1858-1950

McTavish Duncan Douglas[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1882 - 1967  (84 years)

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  • Name McTavish Duncan Douglas 
    • VARIANT NAME: McTavish, D.D.
    Born 13 Jun 1882  North Saanich, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Gender Male 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1900-1950  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Amateur photographs may cover the years ca. 1900-1950. 
    Died 09 Feb 1967  View Royal, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I553  Camera Workers | M, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 27 Dec 2009 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Amateur.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the City of Victoria Archives Web site (24 Dec 2009), D.D. McTavish "was the son of George Archibald McTavish and Catherine Amelia Helmcken. He ... worked as a customs broker, notary public and in the real estate and insurance business. From 1939-1950 he was an alderman for the City of Victoria. He also was an amateur photographer. In 1911 he married Emilie Lysle Craig" in the Prince Rupert District.

      D.D. McTavish is one of the featured bicyclists in the Cycle Babble Web site, part of the Victoria's Victoria Web site. The Cycle Babble quotes a story of his about one of his early 20th century trips, "Thinking of the old days when we made our own fun and had good trips around the country on bicycles, I thought back to some of the trips I had in my young days, most of which were photographic."

  • Sources 
    1. [S139] COLLECTION: BVICA.

    2. [S727] BVICA archival records.
      Duncan D. McTavish fonds, PR 263

    3. [S670] BVIPA marriage registration, 28 Sep 1911.
      Groom: McTavish, Douglas Duncan; bride: Craig, Emilie Lysle; location: Prince Rupert District
      Registration no. 1911-09-173118 (microfilm reel B11387)

    4. [S728] Victoria's Victoria (Web site), (University of Victoria).
      Cycle Babble: Cycling in 19th Century Victoria. Created by Jason Chisholm,Vincent Gornall and Gavin Neil. URL:

    5. [S725] BVIPA birth registration.
      Birth registration number 1882-09-003294 (microfilm reel B13807)

    6. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Death registration number 1967-09-002347 (microfilm reel B13281)