“First Victoria Directory” is published, based on recognized names 27 Black men named in the directory of citizens

The “First Victoria Directory” was first published in March 1860.

This Directory is “comprised of a general directory of citizens, also, an Officials list, list of voters, postal arrangements and notices of trades and professions; preceded by a preface and synopsis of the commercial progress of the colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia. Illustrated”

In the general directory of citizens’ an estimated 27 Black men (based on name recognition) are listed.

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