Fonds F2103 - Frances Isobel Lawson Fonds

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Frances Isobel Lawson Fonds


  • 1910-1991 (Creation)

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91 cm of textual records
70 photographs

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Frances Isobel Lawson (née Garbutt) was born on 30 April 1910 in Percy Township, Ontario. Lawson worked at Trinity College from the 1960s to the 1980s in the Office of Convocation. For much of that period she was responsible for maintaining records on graduates of the College and compiling the personal notices in the “Convocation Bulletin” (later Trinity magazine) as well as organizing such events as the Theological Education Sunday. She came to know clerical graduates of the College in particular very well.

Frances Isobel Garbutt married Arthur Wendell Phillips Lawson on 17 June 1947 in Toronto, Ontario. He died in 1952 in Ohio. Frances Isobel Lawson died on 17 August 1991 in Toronto.

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Materials received from the estate of Isobel Lawson following her death.

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Fonds consist of correspondence with friends and Trinity associates, newspaper clippings, photographs, ephemera, and information on people such as Charles F. Pashler, George Ignatieff, and William Wright. Files include extensive information on the Theological Education Sundays project. Also included is a file with information on the ordination of women into the Anglican Church.

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Materials have been arranged by the archivist following original order where possible.

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Various copyright holders. It is the researcher’s responsibility to obtain permission to publish any part of the fonds.

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Trinity College Archives

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  • English



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