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DE FOREST INDEX
HENRY JOSIAH DE FOREST
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MR. H. J. DEFOREST, the first secretary, soon left the city, but only for a short time. Returning in 1889, he resumed the position, working for the love of the museum and a pittance of anything between $25 and $75 a month as funds permitted. In the year 1905 a serious robbery took place, and a large and valuable collection of coins was taken. The culprit was found and justice meted out, but the coins were not recovered. This happened on three occasions. Since then due precautions are taken. Gates, locks and bars make the museum fairly safe from burglars. Out of this disaster, however, came some good, for the city granted a sum of money for the curator, and Mr. DeForest was appointed to the position, which he held until 1911, when Mr. Ferris shared the work, acting as secretary, while Mr. DeForest continued as curator. After Mr. DeForest resigned in 1912, Mr. Ferris held both posts. Mr. De Forest was a clever artist, and his paintings were much in demand. Two of them hang on the wall of the stairway.
Mr. DeForest passed away at Calgary -in March, 1924, and is buried in Vancouver.

Museum Notes, Vol. 1, No. 1. February, 1926. The Art Historical and Scientific Association of Vancouver, British Columbia. In the interests of the city museum. Bound issues, 15.5 cm x 23 cm.

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