Fonds F0095 - Camilla Carlsen Fonds

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Camilla Carlsen Fonds


  • 1940-1945 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

ca. 125 photographs

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Name of creator

(fl. 1902-1975)

Biographical history

Camilla Matilda Carlsen (née Petersen) was born in Denmark on January 17, 1902. She emigrated to Canada to be with her husband during the early years of WWII. Following their divorce Carlsen served in the Canadian Women's Army Corps. She remarried George Edward Merriam in New Brunswick in 1951. Following his death Carlsen travelled the world, was active in the Red Cross, and eventually settled in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia where she died sometime around 1980.

Archival history

Album belonged to donor's great uncle's wife, Camilla Carlsen. Kept by donor's father when Carlsen died and discovered by donor in her father's effects after he died in October 2016.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by Jean Merriam, January 2017.

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Scope and content

Consists of one photo album pertaining, predominantly, to Carlsen's career as a member of the Canadian Women's Army Corps (CWAC) during WWII.

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Photographs are housed in original album.

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No restrictions on access.

Conditions governing reproduction

Archival materials do not circulate and must be consulted in the TMM Library and Archives Reading Room. Duplication of materials in the collection may be subject to copyright and other restrictions. Please contact TMM Library and Archives staff for guidance on reproduction.

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  • English

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Processed by Jason Nisenson, February 2017.




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This AtoM record created by Jason Nisenson, February 2017.

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