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Fonds F1487 - Middy Plant fonds
ACU GBA F1487
Middy Plant fonds
- Copied 1992 (originally created 1918-1945) (Creation)
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Name of creator
Mildred Marian Presswood "Middy" Wright, ?-1989, was born and educated in Calgary. She graduated from the Calgary General Hospital School of Nursing in 1933, and in 1935 took a position as Staff Nurse at the Blackfoot (Siksika) hospital in Gleichen, Alberta. During the Second World War she was a nursing sister and served in the South African Military Nursing Service as well as in North Africa and Italy. She married James Plant in 1945 and they lived in Calgary and near Okotoks, Alberta. Mildred was a member of the Calgary General Hospital Alumni Association and the Overseas Nursing Sisters Association. The Plants had two children, Marian Elaine (Bell) and James Presswood.
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Scope and content
The fonds consists of photographs of her nursing service at Gleichen and during the Second World War, of a Blackfoot (Siksika) sun dance (1930s), and of her uncle, Thomas A.P. Frost.
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No restrictions on access.
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The material is in English.
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No finding aid, but most of the photos have been digitized.
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Existence and location of originals
The originals are held by James Plant.
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Link added to Archives Photographs on August 7, 2015.
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Tuesday, April 19, 2016