Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00236 2B Annex - Margaret L. Robinson Papers

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CA OTUTF MS COLL 00236 2B Annex


Margaret L. Robinson Papers


  • 1912-1924 (Creation)

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1 box

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Margaret Robinson came from a distinguished Scottish family. In 1884, she married Major-General Charles Walker Robinson, son of Sir John Beverley Robinson, Chief Justice of Canada from 1829 to 1862. She helped to form the Colonial Nursing Association in London, and wrote a short history of it in 1909. After she visited Canada in 1911, she began to correspond with women living in primitive conditions in remote areas of the Canadian West. She succeeded in getting a sub-committee of her original nursing association set up to form the Canadian Prairie Nursing Association.

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Acquired from Gillian Newman.

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The collection consists of correspondence relating to Robinson's part in forming the Colonial Nursing Association and its sub-committee, the Canada Prairie Nursing Association.

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Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form:

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  • English

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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

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