Fonds 1994.95 - BESSIE GRAHAM fonds

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CA CPA 1994.95

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  • 1890-1970 (Creation)

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.5 cm of textual records. -- 227 photographs

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Bessie (Comstock) Graham (1890-1991) collected many photographs of her family during her long life. She was born in Asphodel township near Norwood, Ontario to Margaret (Elmhurst) and William Comstock, and had siblings Edith (later Edythe MacDonald) (1879-1980), Jin, John, Francis Wilbert (1887-1970), and Robert Harold (1902-1986). She died in Neepawa, Manitoba. In 1935 she married Albert Graham and they resided in Peterborough, Ontario. In 1971 Comstock and Edith moved to the Carberry area to care for their brother Harold. She enjoyed driving a horse and buggy at the Ladies Competition at summer fairs, and won many ribbons.

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Records have been transferred to the Carberry Plains Archives in 1994 from the Carberry Plains Museum which had received the presentation from an unnamed estate representative of Bessie Graham of Neepawa, Manitoba.

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Fonds consists of loose (140 black and white and 3 colour) photographs, mostly of identified family members and possibly friends, taken across Canada and in England. Album holds 84 photographs. Includes two postcards, a letter, and a pamphlet for the School Trustees Convention in Winnipeg (1939).

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