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
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