Fonds 1478 - Bessie Mabel Scott Lewis fonds

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UTA 1478


Bessie Mabel Scott Lewis fonds


  • 1889-1976 (Creation)

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0.58 m of textual records (2 boxes)

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Bessie Mabel Scott was born in Ottawa on March 8, 1871 and died in the same city on May 10, 1951. She was for many years librarian at Lisgar Collegiate in Ottawa, from the death of her husband to her retirement at the age of 65.

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Diaries of Bessie Mabel Scott Lewis kept during her freshman and sophomore years as student in Faculty of Arts at the University of Toronto 1889-1891; invitation to attend a reception at President Loudon's house, December 13, 1890; her academic gown; article on "College Women" by Bessie Lewis (mss); and copy of article on her and her diaries in "The Chronicle" vol 48 (1975-1976). Bessie Lewis was the first Ottawa woman to attend a Canadian university full-time.

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