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Betty Forbes's photograph album.
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- Forbes, Betty
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1 album (98 photographs : col., some b&w ; 18 x 13 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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An album containing photographs of Forbes, Land, Wilson, and Kaufman family members including Millicent Lyall Forbes, George Alexander Forbes, Peg Forbes, Betty Forbes, Bill Land, Thomas Land, Jennifer Land, Janet Land, Pamela Wilson, Ross Wilson, Elizabeth Kaufman, Alvin ("A.R.") Kaufman, Jane Helen "Jean" Kaufman (nee Hutton), Bill Kaufman, and others. Several photographs feature Christmas celebrations, family pets, Bill Kaufman’s cottage in Pointe au Baril, Ontario, the home of Betty Forbes and Bill Land located at 187 Claremont Ave in Kitchener, Ontario, and Glen Bernard Camp. This album was likely created by Betty Forbes.
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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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- Forbes, Millicent Lyall (Subject)
- Forbes, George Alexander (Subject)
- Forbes, Peg (Subject)
- Land, Bill (Subject)
- Land, Thomas (Subject)
- Land, Janet (Subject)
- Land, Jennifer (Subject)
- Wilson, Pamela Margaret (Subject)
- Wilson, Ross Alexander (Subject)
- Kaufman, A. R. (Alvin Ratz) (Subject)
- Kaufman, Jean Helen (Subject)
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Described by SGL December 2020.
Revised by NM in January 2021.
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