Foster, George F.
George F. Foster was elected as a member of the House of Assembly of Vancouver Island representing the Lake District. 1 In 1861, Foster was appointed to command the Vancouver Island volunteer rifle corps. He wrote this letter to Chichester Fortescue requesting good quality firearms comparable to those supplied to the volunteers of the United Kingdom.
Foster was described by Arthur Blackwood as a clever independent English gentleman whose goal was the advancement of both Vancouver Island and British Columbia.2
Mentions of this person in the documents
The Colonial Despatches Team. Foster, George F.. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. The Colonial Despatches Team. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/foster_g.html.

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