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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 1881 at Fitzroy in Carleton County, Ontario. She and her twin sister Ida were born to Annie Knox and Archibald Scott. She and her sister were educated at the Lindsay Model School and the Toronto Normal School. Both girls were teachers and taught for a time between the Lindsay and Toronto schools. Before the family lived in Omemee, they had resided at Perth, near Ottawa, Ontario. Margaret died 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 diary of Margaret Jane Scott who attended Lindsay Model School and then Toronto Normal School before teaching in Omemee, Ontario. The diary covers the period of time Margaret spent in Toronto at Normal School. Also included in the fonds is a typescript copy of the diary which is bound and includes an introduction, photograph and a section entitled conversations with Ida Scott which was produced September 12, 1994.


Title based on creator of diary.

This fonds was donated by the Honourable Justice John de P. Wright of Thunder Bay, Ontario.

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