Fonds F2209 - Mary Hore Disher fonds

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Mary Hore Disher fonds


  • 1916-1946 (Creation)

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1 scrapbook

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Biographical history

Mary Morrison Hore, daughter of the geologist and author Reginald Edwin Hore (b.1881, B.A., Trinity College, 1905) and Ruth Hore (b. ca.1891), was born in Oakville, Ontario, ca.1916. She attended Oakville High School and entered Trinity College in 1933, attending until 1935 without receiving her degree. Her sister Catherine Ann Hore (b.1928) also attended Oakville High School and entered Trinity College in 1947, receiving her B.A. in 1950. Mary Hore married Lieutenant Arthur Lyle Disher of the Royal Canadian Dragoons at St. Jude’s Church in Oakville on 14 September 1946. She died 17 December 1979 in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Archival history

Before coming to the archives, the scrapbook pages were disassembled and the binding was discarded. Pages where the photographs had largely become detached were discarded by the archivist after extracting the remaining photos. The extracted photographs were numbered on the back as to their original pagination and position beginning at the top left. They were then arranged in polyester sleeves following their original layout.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The scrapbook was donated to Trinity in 1981 by the executrix of Mrs. Disher’s estate.

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Scope and content

The fond consists of a scrapbook containing photographs with interspersed textual material that documents the early lives of Mary Hore Disher, her family, her husband and his family, as well as the history of Trinity College and its students during the time of her attendance from 1933 to 1935.

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The original chronological arrangement of the scrapbook was retained.

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Public domain.

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  • English

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Trinity College Archives

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