Fonds jas-2629 - Frances Heppolette fonds

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Frances Heppolette fonds

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JAS jas-2629

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  • [before 1900] - 1969 (Creation)
    Heppolette, Francis

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1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 21 cm. -- 2 p. of textual records : handwritten

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Charles Robson and his brother John Salisbury (Jack) Robson (1871-1937) emigrated from Lincolnshire, England to Canada in the 1890s. Jack prospected for gold during the Yukon gold rush and then served in the South African War (1900-1901) with Bowers as members of the "B" Squardon, Strathcona's Horse. Charles Robsin married and Gwendolyn Johnston and they had a daughter, Frances, who was born in 1929, in Montreal. Francis attended McGill University in Montreal and graduated in 1954 with a science degree focused in chemistry. In 1963 Francis married Robert Heppolette.

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The fonds consists of one photograph of a group of people taken in Lytton, BC [ca. 1900]; a letter written by Kathleen [?] (March 30, 1969).

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1)The photograph was taken in Lytton, BC and was sent to Dorothy Peterson by Frances. Joan and Muriel's grandparents are in the picture. The letter is addressed to MIss Robson and mentions a 'Ruth,' which is Ruth Prowse, who was a nurse at the residential school ion Lytton, BC. The writer of the lettter is Kathleen [?] (the last name is not legible) (March 30, 1969);2)Inscribed on back of photograph:" (Back row): Archdeacon S[mall]; [Binie], Nellie; Robson, [Charles]; [Binie], Agnes; [Bostna], R[ed]; [Crickmay], Hester; Stevenson, Annie (Front row): Hoskins, May; Purcell, [Charles]; Stevenson, Howard; Robson, Amy; and my father Anthony, J.H.";"Picture taken in front of my grandparents home, Mr. and Mrs. Stevenson & mother thinks it was taken by your father, John Salisbury Robson.";"Taken in Lytton, B.C. before 1900.<br><br>Record No. 2006.23<br><br>

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