Subseries 2 - Early family life and letters

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Reference code

UTA 1287-1-2

Title

Early family life and letters

Date(s)

  • 1938-1950 (predominant 1945-1950) (Creation)

Level of description

Subseries

Extent and medium

0.13 m of textual records
1 scrapbook (includes photographs)

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Scope and content

Subseries consists of records documenting Dr. Franklin’s family and early life. The first file is a scrapbook on the history of the Martius family, dating back to the 15th century. The scrapbook includes a long paper, in German, on the history of the family, as well as captioned photographs and postcards. Series also includes a diary, written in German, from 1945. The bulk of the subseries consists of correspondence sent to and from Dr. Franklin, primarily after she moved to Canada. There are many letters between Dr. Franklin and her family in Germany, as well as letters to friends and colleagues.

The subseries concludes with records documenting Dr. Franklin’s attempts to sponsor her mother’s immigration to Canada in 1949.

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Open

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Language of material

  • English
  • German

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Language and script notes

The majority of the letters in this subseries are written in German, as is the family history scrapbook. Some letters are in English.

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B1996-0005/001(12)-/002(37)

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