Fonds F2182 - Cartwright and Wood Families fonds

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CA ON00335 F2182


Cartwright and Wood Families fonds


  • 1806 - 1968 (Creation)

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1.6 m of textual and other records

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The papers were kept by Fern Wood, who moved to Orillia after the death of Mabel Cartwright. Her niece, Qennefer Browne, the daughter of Fern’s sister Elizabeth Wyn Wood, donated the papers to the Trinity College Archives in 1981.

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Fonds consists of records relating to three generations of the Cartwright family, their relatives, friends and colleagues. Most prominent are the papers of Mabel Cartwright, which includes correspondence with her family and relatives, diaries, notebooks and photographs.

Correspondence and other records from earlier generations of Cartwrights are included, most from Mabel Cartwright’s parents dating from the late 1860s to the early 1920s. Letters from Mabel Cartwright’s siblings, including Stephen, a missionary in Japan, are included. Financial and legal documents are included from the time Mabel Cartwright lived with her sister Winifred. The fonds also contains material accumulated and written by Hilda Fern Wood about Mabel Cartwright, and some records relating to the Wood family.

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Some material is in fragile condition. Access to these materials is at the discretion of the archivist.

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Some material is in fragile condition. Access to these materials is at the discretion of the archivist.

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Some material is in fragile condition.

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Mabel Cartwright’s records as Principal and Dean of St. Hilda’s can be found in F1008, Office of the Dean of St. Hilda’s College fonds, Series 1.

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  • English



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