Collection 1977.24 - Isabelle Heeney Collection

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Isabelle Heeney Collection

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CA DHM 1977.24

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  • c.1890 - 1983 (Creation)
    Heeney, Isabelle

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10cm of textual records
1 photograph
1 photograph frame

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Biographical history

Isabelle Henney was born on May 11th, 1902 in the rural municipality of Elton, Manitoba. She was the daughter of homesteaders, John Allan and Annie Burton. Isabelle married Frederick J. Heeney on October 21, 1931 in Brandon, Manitoba. She was an active member of the community throughout her life. Her community activities included involvement in the 4-H Club and in various historical societies and initiatives. Isabelle was involved in the establishment of the Daly House Museum and the Grand Valley Memorial Society. The Grand Valley Memorial Society established monuments commemorating the sites of the former Grand Valley town and school. She also wrote an article for Manitoba Pageant magazine in 1979 called, "Grand Valley a Boom Town 1878-1885." Isabelle Henney passed away in 1996.

Custodial history

Material in the collection was accumulated by the late Isabelle Heeney (1902-1996). She donated the collection to Daly House Museum between 1977 and 1987.

Scope and content

The collection contains material collected by Isabelle Heeney (1902-1996). The majority of the collection is comprised of written texts about Manitoba history. These texts include books about the history of Elton and the Carberry Plains; the Brandon teacher's strike of 1922; history of the Anglican Church in Brandon; and Manitoba's architectural heritage. Other texts in the collection are a cookbook from 1909, and five issues of a literary magazine published for the Brandon Collegiate in the early 1900s. Other items in the collection include an Orange Lodge membership certificate from 1911, and a photograph of a bride c.1890.

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