Item - Glenna Murdoch fonds

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Glenna Murdoch fonds

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  • 1923-1988 (Creation)
    Murdoch, Glenna

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4 feet of textual records, consisting of 59 diaries

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(21 June 1905 - 12 May 1993)

Biographical history

The daughter of Harvy. B Thornton and Annie Holdsworth, Glenna Eugene Murdoch (nee Thornton) was born on June 21st, 1905 in Woodstock, Ontario. On July 27th, 1931, Glenna would marry George Brown Gordon Murdoch, a Miller, who was from Aberdeen, Scotland. They would have a daughter, Joy Murdoch, who would later marry Robert Powell and become Joy Powell.

Glenna passed away at the age of 87 on Wednesday May 12th, 1993 in Woodstock, Ontario.

Custodial history

The records were created by Glenna Murdoch. In the summer of 1990, the records were donated to the Woodstock Public Library by Glenna Murdoch. On October 31st, 2023, the records were transferred to the Oxford County Archives.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of records related to Glenna Murdoch, and mostly contains personal diaries and accounts written by her. It is arranged into the following boxes:

Box 1: 1923 – 1932

Box 2: 1933 – 1942

Box 3: 1946 – 1954

Box 4: 1955 – 1967

Box 5: 1968 – 1975

Box 6: 1976 – 1980

Box 7: 1981 – 1984

Box 8: 1985 - 1988

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Physical condition

Records are in good condition, though some are fragile and should be handled with care.

Immediate source of acquisition

The records were received from the Woodstock Public Library on October 31st, 2023


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  • English

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    The fonds is open to publish research. However, please contact the archivist responsible for the records regarding access, as some materials may be too fragile to handle. The Archives will make every effort to supply reference copies where feasible.

    Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

    Copyright is held by the archives. Researchers are responsible for observing copyright regulations that may apply to the publication of their research. If you wish to publish any of this material, please contact the archivist responsible for the records.

    The Archivist has the right to restrict reproduction if the material is in a fragile condition.

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    A detailed finding aid is available for researchers. Please contact Archives staff for further information.

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    No further accruals are expected.

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