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Betty Forbes's photograph album.
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- Forbes, Betty
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1 album (357 photographs : col., some b&w ; 21 x or 14 smaller)
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Millicent Elizabeth "Betty" Forbes was born in Hespeler, Ontario on July 10, 1924 alongside her twin sister, Peg, to parents Millicent Lyall and George Alexander Forbes. Betty grew up at the Forbes family estate, Hillhead, in Hespeler and attended Bishop Strachan School in Toronto.
Betty later attended the School for Nurses at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto for between 1943 and 1946. In 1946, Betty graduated as a Registered Nurse from the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto with a scholarship in Child Psychology from the University of Toronto. Betty nursed in Vancouver before returning to Sick Kids to repay the scholarship. Betty was second in command of the country branch at Thistletown and then at K.W. Hospital.
Betty married William "Bill" Douglas Land on May 29, 1954. The couple had three children: Jennifer, Janet, and Thomas.
Betty passed away on June 30, 2013 at the age of 88 and was buried in New Hope Cemetery in Cambridge, Ontario.
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An album containing photographs of the Forbes family and their friends including Millicent Lyall Forbes, George Alexander Forbes, Betty Forbes, Peg Forbes, Pamela Wilson, Ross Wilson, Margaret Neilson, Jean Lyttle, Isabel Taylor, Jane Drope, Betty Hall, Joan MacPhail, Joan Norwich, Jayne Clement, Jack Vincent, Betty and Lou Breithaupt, Eleanor Snyder, Jean Augustine, Patty Ann Augustine, Barbie Augustine, and many others. Several photographs feature Camp Forty at Lake Tyson, Thistletown (part of the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto), Christmas celebrations, christenings, and trips to British Columbia, Arizona, California, Texas, South Carolina, and Yellowstone National Park. Also includes a ticket stub or name card for Millicent Lyall Forbes when she attended the Canadian Nurses Association 25th biennial meeting at the University of British Columbia between June 26-30, 1950.
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Donated by Janet Land in 2019.
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Information such as names, dates, and places were recorded in captions handwritten underneath the photographs. Additional contextual information was recorded by the donor on notes placed on specific album pages.
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- North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto
- North America » United States of America » California
- North America » United States of America » Texas
- North America » United States of America » Arizona
- North America » United States of America » South Carolina
- North America » United States of America » Wyoming » Yellowstone National Park
- North America » Canada » British Columbia
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Described by SGL December 2020.
Revised by NM January 2021.
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