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Fonds 1998.035 - Mary Manning fonds
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Mary Manning fonds
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CA ON00380 1998.035
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1827-1998, predominant 1960-1990 (Creation)
- Manning, Mary, 1919-1998
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3.12 m of textual records and other material
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Manning, Mary, 1919-1998
Mary Switzer Manning (1919-1998), local historian, was born in Esquesing Township, Halton County. Her ancestors on both sides were early Irish pioneers including the Switzer, Grundy, Rutledge, Arnott, Mason and Thompson families. Mary grew up in Streetsville, Peel County, worked for the Streetsville Library and opened an antique store with her husband Hugh Manning ca. 1960. In the mid 1960s Mary began researching local history and over the next thirty years authored a number of works including: A history of the Streetsville Public Library; a chapter on Streetsville for A History of Peel County; A History of Streetsville, and several other publications. Her keen interest in Streetsville and her genealogical research skills led her to explore the genealogy of Streetsville's founder Timothy Street and she authored Street - the man, the family and the village, in 1983 (rev. 1996). Mary Manning was much in demand as a lecturer, and received many local and civic honours, including a Paul Harris Fellowship from the Streetsville Rotary Club. She was a founding member of the Streetsville Historical Society and served as their archivist until her death in 1998.
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Fonds consists of original and copy photographs, files, correspondence, research notes and other records generated in pursuit of Mary Manning's genealogical and local history research, as well as original records and correspondence created by the Switzer family and passed down to Mary. Fonds has been arranged by subject using the original file titles where known. Series titles include: Mary Manning records; Switzer family records; James and Mary Dandie records; M.D. Lundy, E. Hoople records; Switzer, Grundy, Smeltzer, Cowin, Colclough, Wilson families; Rutledge, Arnott, Mason, Thompson, Beaty, Cooke, Spence families; Street family research notes; Streetsville research files; Streetsville families research files.
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Fonds acquired from Mr. Hugh Manning in 1998 in two accruals.
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Personal identifiers in correspondence may not be published without permission.
Finding aid with file list available at the Region of Peel Archives.
Associated / related material
Related material can be found in the Streetsville Historical Society photographic collection.
No further accruals are expected.