Fonds red-3032 - Margaret Dixon fonds

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Margaret Dixon fonds

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RED red-3032

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  • [ca. 1925]-1959 (Creation)
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    Dixon, Margaret

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ca. 150 photographs : b&w. -- 2 cm of textual records

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Margaret Dixon, 1905-1972, was born in the Horn Hill district near Red Deer, Alberta to Robert Dixon and Emily Harding Dixon, recent immigrants from Durham, England. She was educated in Penhold and at the University of Alberta; she was a teacher at the Raven and Markerville schools in central Alberta. In 1933, Margaret Dixon was left a quadriplegic after an accident. She learned to write, paint and knit by mouth. She died in Red Deer and is buried in the Horn Hill Cemetery.

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Records ended up in the hands of two of Margaret Dixon's care givers, Nellie Collier and Mary Reist, after her death.

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The fonds consists of correspondence (1934), guest books (1947-1959), and photographs (1925-1934).

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Gift of Nellie Collier and Mary Reist, 1992

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  • The material is in English

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Record No. MG 324<br><br>

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