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Betty Forbes's photograph album pages.
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- Forbes, Betty
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1 album (409 photographs : b&w, some hand col., ; 20 x 14 cm or 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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Loose album pages containing photographs of the Forbes family and their friends including George Alexander Forbes, Millicent Lyall Forbes, Betty Forbes, Peg Forbes, Isabelle Alexandra Burt (nee Buck), Judy Carter, John Freudeman, Bernice Adam, Segreant William Hartman, Russ Johnston, Robert Forbes, and many others. Several photographs feature sports, cars, planes, family pets as well as the Toronto Maple Leafs 1937-1938 hockey team, camping activities, the Hespeler Gun Club, Ridley College, Bishop Strachan School, Austin Airways, Lakeview Dancing Casino, Port Elgin, Puslinch Lake, Lake Tyson, and Niagara Falls. Also includes a press clipping and wedding invitation related to the wedding of Robert Forbes and Grace Bickford on April 19, 1941.
The loose album pages were likely bound together at some point as part of an album.
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Donated by Janet Land in 2019.
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A note written by the donor indicated part of this album is held at the Bishop Strachan School Archives in Toronto, Ontario.
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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Described by SGL December 2020.
Revised by NM in January 2021.
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