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Buck family photograph album.
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1 album (412 photographs : b&w ; 18 x 18 cm or smaller)
7 loose album pages (86 photographs : b&w ; 14 x 9 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 Buck family and their friends including Isabelle Alexandra Burt (nee Buck), Florence Mary Louise Middleton (nee Buck), Evelyn Alice Foster Ferguson (nee Buck), Kathleen Isabelle Cockshutt (nee Buck), George Philip Buck, Millicent Lyall Forbes, Ashton Cockshutt, and many others. Several photographs feature weddings, winter and camping scenes, St. Hilda’s College, sports, and picnics. In addition, a number of the photographs feature images related to the First World War including pictures of individuals in uniform and of Royal Military Collage cadets, the 84th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), the 125th Battalion (1st Overseas Battalion of 38th Regiment Dufferin Rifles), Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), and the 215th Battalion (2nd Overseas Battalion of 38th Regiment Dufferin Rifles), Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF).
Some photographs are loose and were found tucked inside the album pages. Seven loose pages were reproduced, printed, and inserted into the album. These pages contain reproduced images. The album also includes a few press clippings. The album was possibly assembled by Millicent Lyall 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)
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Described by SGL December 2020.
Revised by NM in January 2021.
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