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Betty Forbes's photograph album.
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1936, 1962-[197-?] (Creation)
- Forbes, Betty
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1 album (167 photographs : col., some b&w ; 16 x 22 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 the Forbes family and their friends including Betty Forbes, Millicent Lyall Forbes, Peg Forbes, George Alexander Forbes, Bill Land, Janet Land, Jennifer Land, Thomas Land, Pamela Wilson, Ross Wilson, members of the Kaufman family, and many others. Several photographs feature camping activities, Christmas celebrations, family pets, a trip to British Columbia, and images of the Land family home located at 187 Claremont Avenue in Kitchener, Ontario.
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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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Described by SGL December 2020.
Revised by NM in January 2021.
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