Fonds F 1247 - Sarah Hallen Drinkwater fonds

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Sarah Hallen Drinkwater fonds

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CA ON00009 F 1247

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  • [Photocopied 1970] (originally created 1840-1879) (Creation)

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1 cm of textual records

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Sarah Hallen Drinkwater (fl. 1840-1879) immigrated to Upper Canada and lived in the Orillia area with her husband and family.

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Fonds consists of photocopies of typescript extracts from the diary of Sarah Drinkwater. Diary entries relate to: household items and chores; winter travel difficulties and dangers; Christmas celebrations; social visits; children, with many references to a baby; Sarah Drinkwater’s trips to Penetang to visit her parents, as well as a visit to Toronto to see her father when he moved there after her mother’s death; and local news, such as birth, deaths, and marriages.

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Fonds was loaned to the Archives of Ontario in 1970 for copying purposes by Ken MacPherson.


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Records are available as photocopies only.

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Copyright held by creator. These materials cannot be published without permission from the copyright holder.

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