portrait of AJ Pilkington Alf Pilkington and family fled the San Francisco earthquake and great fire of April 8, 1906.

By July 8, Alf has re-settled in Vancouver as the city accountant, and writes to his uncle in New Zealand, giving a picture of his life and work here.

This document is a photocopy (Vancouver City Archives AM 1024) of a damaged original. Fortunately, there is a typed copy on the last page to transcribe from.

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