Personal files

Title: Personal files
Dates of Material:
1915–[198–]
Extent:
11.5 cm of textual records
20 photographs : b&w and colour ; 17 cm x 11 cm
Scope and content

The series consists of autobiographical sketches and travel diaries recording mostly summer trips in Europe, Britain and Ireland, various regions of Canada and parts of the U.S.A. While the bulk of the traveling was done during the period 1947–1973, several early trips to Europe and the Gaspé region of Quebec in 1926, 1936 and 1938 are documented. For one of the early diaries, which records a trip to Italy and England in the spring of 1938 and contains references to Hitler and Mussolini, the series holds a photocopy of the original that is currently in the possession of Margaret Bennett. The series also consists of photographs of the author's personal life, including her time as a student at Victoria College, presenting at special events and spending time with her husband and friends.

NOTE(S)
Source of supplied title

Title based on contents of series.

Physical description

The series is stored in 2 boxes.

Finding aids

Box list available

BOX FILE TITLE YEAR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Box 1
11Autobiographical sketches, including draft of “Gleams and Glimpses.”[198–?]
12 Autobiographical sketch, “Gleams and Glimpses.” [198–?]

[mimeograph copy, annotated]

 

13 Autobiographical sketch, “The English Visitors: Extracts from a Hostess's Diary.”[after 1939]
Box 3
31 Travel diary. Europe, 1926 Jun 11–Aug 22 / Gaspe, 1940 Jul [1926–1940]
32 Travel diary. 1936 Gaspe, Jul 21–29 [1936]
33Travel diary. [photocopy made in 1989] Italy and England, 1938 Apr 1–May 28; Italy, Greece & England, 1971 Apr 3–30[1938–1971]
34 Travel diary. Gaspe, 1947 Jul 24–Aug 9 [1947]
35 Travel diary. England (Oxford Summer School), 1948 Jun 20–Aug 26 Halifax, 1949 Jun 15 N. Ont. and Que., 1957 Aug 2–14 [Windermere House], 1978 Aug 9[1948–1978]
36 Travel diary. [loose leaves] Northern states to Rocky Mountains, Vancouver I., Washington, and return via U.S. 1950 Jul 27–Aug 26?[1950]
37Travel diary. [loose leaves] E. Ont. and New England 1952 Jun 11–?[1952]
38 Travel diary. 1953–1965 Maritimes, Aug 18–Sep ? Quebec, 1964 Jul 21–? Bermuda, 1965 Mar ? [1953]
39 Travel diary. [loose leaves] Britain 1954 May 31–Aug 1 [1954]
310 Travel diary. [loose leaves] Maritimes 1956 Jul 30–Aug ? [1956]
311 Travel diary. [loose leaves] Ireland, England and Norway 1960 Jun 3–Aug ? [1960]
312 Travel diaries. [loose leaves] N. Ont. (L. Superior) 1961 Jul 12–21 Quebec and Maritimes, 1962 Aug 8–?[1961, 1962]
313 Travel diaries. [loose leaves] 1963 Ottawa (convention), 1963 Jun 25–28 N. Ont. and N. Minnesota, 1963 Aug 5–? 1963
314 Travel diaries. [loose leaves] Ireland, Scotland, and England 1965 [Sep] Que. (Tadoussac), 1966 Aug 20–25 [1965, 1966]
315 Travel diaries. [loose leaves] N. Carolina 1967 Mar 14–? N. Ont. to Rocky Mtns, 1967 Jul 17–Aug 23 [1967, 1967]
316 Travel diaries. [loose leaves] Ireland and England 1968 Aug 28–Sep 18 E. Ontario and Quebec, 1969 Aug 19–27 [1968, 1969]
317 Travel diaries. [loose leaves] Ont. to New Brunswick 1970 Aug 1–? England, 1973 Jul 23–Aug 12 [1970, 1973]
318 Travel diary. 1975 Jul 26–1981 Sep 15 [mostly summer activities, large gaps between entries] [1975–1981]
319 Travel diaries. [loose leaves] Partial or undated entries relating to Alaska, Florida, Michigan and N. Ontario. [195– to 197–?]
2017.04
Box 1
11Photographs1915-1980

   

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