Fonds F2339 - Mary Stedman fonds

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Mary Stedman fonds


  • 1935-1944 (Creation)

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1 artefact
1 file of textual records
25 photographs

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Biographical history

Mary Beatrice Stedman was one of four daughters of Brantford businessman Samuel Stedman and Jessie Stedman. Samuel Stedman, along with his brothers Edward and George, established Stedman’s Bookstore in 1904 and then a larger chain of Stedman Bros. department stores. Mary Stedman studied English and modern languages at Trinity College and graduated in 1944. After graduation Mary Stedman worked at McClelland and Stewart before returning to Brantford to serve as manager of Stedman’s Bookstore from 1950 to 1974. Mary Stedman was a generous supporter of Trinity College throughout her life, funding student assistance programs, improvements to the Buttery dining hall, a wheelchair ramp, a state-of-the-art computer room, and improvements to the George Ignatieff Theatre.

Mary Stedman died in Brantford, Ontario, on 7 November 2014, aged 92.

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The material was left to Mrs. Elizabeth “Betty” Tugman in Mary Stedman’s estate and donated to Trinity College in May 2015.

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Fonds consists of essays, documents, photographs and one artefact from Mary Stedman’s time at high school and Trinity College.

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  • English



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