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Fonds F3394 - Helen Sturdy fonds

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Helen Sturdy fonds


  • Copied 1986 (originally created 1892-1915) (Creation)

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1 cm of textual records

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Helen Browne Hislop, 1872-1958, was born in Sunnidale Township, Ontario and later moved to Winnipeg. She was friends with Nellie McClung. She married William Arnold Sturdy, 1878-1951, and they lived at various places in British Columbia until settling in Vancouver. They had 5 children, David Arnold, 1907- , Edith Helen (Beales), 1908- , Mary, 1910- , John Hislop, 1914-1997, and Islay, 1918- .


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Gift of Edith H. Beales, 1986.

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The fonds consists of letters from Nellie McClung to Helen Sturdy, as well as newsclippings about McClung's activities.

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The material is in English.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019




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