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Pocock Rowing Endowed Fund

Rowers

The purpose of the Endowment is to establish the libraries' special collection on rowing in honor of George Yeomans and Stanley Richard Pocock.

Five generations of the Pocock family were builders of racing shells in England. Brothers George and Richard Pocock emigrated to Vancouver, BC in 1911 where they started their racing shell building business. In 1912 they moved to Seattle and began building racing shells for the University of Washington and eventually for many colleges and clubs throughout the United States. The initial endowment of $10,000 was given by Frances Huckle Pocock.