Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00323 - Ruth Martin Papers

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CA OTUTF MS COLL 00323

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Ruth Martin Papers

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  • [1868?]-[1975?] (Creation)

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3 boxes

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(1908-1996)

Biographical history

Ruth Martin (neƩ Campbell) was born in 1908 in Toronto. She taught at Eastern High School of Commerce. For many years, she spent her summers near Norway Point in the Lake of Bays area and became interested in the history of the area. She was preparing to write a history of the area before ill health forced her to give up the project. She died in 1996.

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The collection consists of typed transcripts from printed texts, private papers, notes, interviews and photographs and post cards that give the social history of the Lake of Bays area. During the late 19th and early 20 centuries, the area was largely inhabited by those who worked in the lumber industry. With the arrival of summer cottagers at the beginning of the 20th century, the economy improved. The Martin papers describe this period.

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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: https://fisher.library.utoronto.ca/stack-retrieval-request

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  • English

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