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Sparling Family Fonds

Fonds #



Sparling Family fonds



Dates of Creation



JPG and TIF images ; 10.6 GB (diary is only available in electronic format).
Diary is available for download (pdf, 40MB).

Biographical Sketch

George W. Sparling, a Victoria College graduate of 1907 and Methodist missionary had four daughters who attended Victoria College. Ruth Eleanor Sparling was born in 1909 and graduated with the Victoria College class of 3T2. Florence May Sparling was born in 1912 and attended Victoria College for the year of 1929-1930, later graduating from U of T in Nursing 1934. Margaret Ethel Sparling was born in 1915 and graduated with the Victoria College class of 3T6. Dorothy Evelyn Sparling was born in 1917 and attended Victoria College for the year of 1935-1936.

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of a diary describing life as a student at Victoria College and at U of T Deparment of Public Health Nursing 1929–[1933?] as well as the Sparling family. The diary is noted as belonging to Florence Sparling but references her sisters often. The September 20, 1929 entry first mention of Victoria College. Entries mention Annesley Hall, Wymilwood, classes and Vic Hall, etc.

[The diary is signed by Florence Sparling but it may have been written by several people as the handwriting varies greatly - undetermined.]


Source of Supplied Title

Title based on the contents of the fonds.

Location of originals

The original diary was returned upon request to the donor with permission for researchers to access the scanned copy.


No accruals are anticipated.

Access points

  • Sparling, Florence May, b.1912 [d. 1960?]
  • Sparling, Ruth Eleanor, b.1909
  • Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.)—Students


  • College students
  • Diaries
  • Student activities