Fonds 90 - Lillian French fonds

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Lillian French fonds

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1 photograph album ; 24 x 17 cm

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Lillian French, neé Lucey, worked as a nurse and teacher in various communities in British Columbia, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories from the late 1930s to the 1960s, including Port Simpson, Old Crow, YT and Fort MacPherson, NWT. She was also a member of the Anglican Church Women’s Auxiliary. During her career, she collected many examples of Native handicrafts, many of which she received as gifts from her pupils and patients.

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Fonds consists of an empty photo album with a wooden cover, hand-painted by C. Doudawarch (?), a resident of Port Simpson.

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Record was transferred to the archives from the Museum’s holdings in 1997.


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Related materials including letters and photographs pertaining to Mrs. French’s activities can be found in the museum collection, in the accession file (527/23) and in Anglican Church Archives records, located in Church House, Jervis Street, Toronto, ON.

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Created December 1, 2015 by Katie Ferrante.

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