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Accession Number: 04-1012

Title

Olive Langley painting. -- [1950]. -- 1 watercolour.

Biography / History

Olive Langley (nee Reinhardt) was born in 1891 in Montreal. She graduated from McGill University in 1913, and in 1914, married Gordon R. Langley of Peterborough. When the University Women's Club of Peterborough was formed in 1937, Langley became a Charter Member and was President of the Club from 1946-1947. Upon her death in 1962, the Club named its annual prize in Langley's honour - the Olive Langley Prize. This prize was awarded annually to the grade 13 female student with the highest standing in a Peterborough area high school. Langley's interests included nature study, painting, literature, badminton, and tennis. She is the author of a book of poetry and the novel, The Old Sentinel. (Taken from The Golden Year, 1987: A History of the University Women's Club of Peterborough, Ontario, 1937-1987 / ed. Kathleen R. Barclay Bowley, 1987 (see 89-010 Box 3))

Custodial History

Unknown

Scope and Content

Item is a framed unnamed watercolour of a house with a woman standing in front. The inscription reads: Olive Langley. /50. A further identification tag on the frame reads: Peterborough Artist and Author.

Notes

Title based on the creator of the item.
Item acquired from an unknown source.
Restrictions: N
For related records see: 88-008, 89-003, 89-010, 90-010, and 95-012.