Title and statement of responsibility area
Monica Hopkins fonds
General material designation
Other title information
Title statements of responsibility
- Source of title proper: Title based on contents of records.
Level of description
Edition statement of responsibility
Class of material specific details area
Statement of scale (cartographic)
Statement of projection (cartographic)
Statement of coordinates (cartographic)
Statement of scale (architectural)
Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
1900-1957, predominant 1909-1911 (Creation)
- Hopkins, Monica
Physical description area
8 cm of textual records. -- 39 photographs
Publisher's series area
Title proper of publisher's series
Parallel titles of publisher's series
Other title information of publisher's series
Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series
Numbering within publisher's series
Note on publisher's series
Archival description area
Name of creator
Amy Monica Maggs, 1884-1974, was born in Dorset, England. She emigrated to Montreal, Quebec with her family in 1900, and then back to England in 1903. She married Francis William Robert "Billie" Hopkins, 1879-1948, in 1909 and they settled on a horse ranch 16 kms southwest of Priddis, Alberta which Billie had set up in 1902. In 1918 they moved closer to Priddis and kept sheep and a dairy. Monica was involved in the St. James Women's Auxiliary and the Priddis-Westoe Women's Institute. In 1943 she and Billie moved to an acreage near Red Deer, and after his death she lived in Ireland, Black Diamond, and Calgary.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of her manuscript (written in the 1940s) about ranch life near Priddis taken from 1909-1911 letters; marriage certificate, autobiographical notes, passport, birth certificate and form, and manuscript called "Big Ben Woman" (ca. 1950). Also consists of photographs of Monica, Billie and the Priddis ranches (ca. 1900-1951).
Immediate source of acquisition
Gifts of Monica Hopkins, Mrs. Vair Anderson, and Mrs. W.G.M. Steele, 1961-1982.
Language of material
- The material is in English.
Script of material
Location of originals
Availability of other formats
Her manuscript based on her 1909-1911 letters was published as Letters From a Lady Rancher / Monica Hopkins. - Calgary : Glenbow-Alberta Institute, 1982.
Restrictions on access
No restrictions on access.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
No finding aid.
Correspondence about the publication of the book is in the Sheilagh Jameson fonds at Glenbow (M 8119, file 245).
Record No. M 536;M 5951;M 6189;PA 397;PA 2336;PC 192;NA 4194<br><br>
Standard number area
Place access points
Name access points
- Hopkins, Monica (Subject)