Fonds 1994.66, 1995.13, 1995.56 - ISABELLE COLTART fonds

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CA CPA 1994.66, 1995.13, 1995.56

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  • 1920-1994 (Creation)

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3cm of textual records. – 38 photographs

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Isabelle Mary Coltart (1899-1994) taught school in south-west Manitoba for many years. She was born in Dumfries, Scotland to an unnamed woman and John Coltart and died in Winnipeg.In 1903 she came to the Melbourne, Manitoba district with her parents. After the completion of her education in the Melbourne area, she trained as a teacher. Coltart then taught at rural schools, and in Carberry, Manitoba between 1920-1929, before her appointment at Central School in Transcona, Manitoba. Minnie McMaster (1886-1989) was a poet in Carberry, Manitoba. She was born near Ballymenna, County Antrim, Northern Ireland and died in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She had 8 siblings, among whom were James, Elizabeth, Grace, and Nat. Her family had moved to Canada when she was a child. She took a teacher training course in Winnipeg, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. McMaster was employed at the Union Bank in Carberry, Manitoba and was a bookkeeper for businesses in that town and the Grain Exchange in Winnipeg. Further biographical information is unknown.

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Records have been presented to the Carberry Plains Archives in 1994 by Isabelle Coltart, and in 1995 by Christine Coltart, niece of Isabelle Coltart, both of Winnipeg, Manitoba. I. Coltart had been a friend and colleague of McMaster's, both of Winnipeg, Manitoba. I. Coltart had been a friend and colleague of McMaster's.

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Fonds consists of correspondence (1994) describing early life in the Carberry, Manitoba area, and news clippings describing various citizens. Black and white photographs show Carberry School, Carberry United Church, and individuals.McMaster records consist of 4 coloured and 1 black and white photographs of McMaster and family, poetry, miscellaneous correspondence and a letter to I. Coltart.

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