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Accession Number: 94-1003


Margaret Scott fonds. -- 1903-1904,1959. -- 2 items.

Biography / History

Margaret Jane Scott (Maggie) was born in 1881at Fitzroy in Carleton County, Ontario. She, and her twin sisterIda, were born to Annie Knox and Archibald Scott. She and hersister were educated at the Lindsay Model School and the TorontoNormal School. Both girls were teachers and taught for a timebetween the Lindsay and Toronto schools. Before the family livedin Omemee they had resided at Perth, near Ottawa, Ontario. Margaretdied in 1905.

Custodial History

The diary was in the custody of John de P. Wright. He wrote the transcript and donated it, plus the diary, to Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of the original diaryof Margaret Jane Scott who attended Lindsay Model School and thenToronto Normal School before teaching in Omemee, Ontario. Thediary covers the period of time Margaret spent in Toronto at NormalSchool. Also included in the fonds is a typescript copy of thediary which is bound and includes an introduction, photographand a section entitled conversations with Ida Scott which wasproduced September 12, 1994.


Title based on creator of diary.

This fonds was donated by the Honourable JusticeJohn deP. Wright of Thunder Bay, Ontario.

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