Herbert Beeman was secretary of the Vancouver Board of Trade in the early 1920 when H. Bell-Irving was its president. During this period he published an obscure hardcover, F.O.B. For Our Bureau. He has also been credited with writing "Some Adventures Of Mr Surelock Keys, Hitherto Unrecorded"; in 1913, "The Halfway House Of The Empire"; in 1929 and a broadside/poem called "How to Pronounce Burrard." Beeman built a house on Wilson Road (now 41st Avenue) on the west side of Vancouver and he died in 1931.


F.O.B. For Our Bureau (Vancouver: Cowan Brookhouse, Limited. 1924) Subtitled "Being the Bureau Ballads contributed to volumes one and two of "Via Vancouver", the Journal of the Foreign Trade Bureau of the Vancouver Board of Trade, by the Secretary, Herbert Beeman. Small format hardcover, no dj. 63pp.

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