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Betty Forbes's diaries.

Diaries belonging to Betty Forbes containing daily journal entries accompanied by photographs, letters, drawings, telegrams, press clippings, and cards. The diaries are primarily written during Betty's time as a student at the School for Nurses at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario and during the early years of her career as a nurse.

Forbes, Betty

Betty Forbes's diary.

A diary containing daily entries written by Betty Forbes in 1948. Several entries describe Betty’s work in British Columbia, family events, dances, a trip to Alaska, holidays, and Peg Forbes’s wedding to Colin Andrew (Joe) Wilson. The diary contains letters, invitations, lists, a patch, and press clippings including one titled, Girls advised to train for career and marriage published in The Globe and Mail on January 27, 1948.

Forbes, Betty

Betty Forbes's diary.

A diary containing daily entries written by Betty Forbes in 1949. Several entries describe Betty’s work as a nurse, family events, and holidays. The diary includes press clippings, postcards, notes, letters, invitations, a program from Maple Leaf Gardens, tickets, a national credit card from Imperial Oil Limited and four photographs of unknown individuals.

Forbes, Betty

Betty Forbes's diary.

A diary containing daily entries written by Betty Forbes in 1950. Several entries describe Betty’s work as a nurse, family events, and holidays. The diary includes press clippings, invitations, telegrams, postcards, two photographs of unknown individuals, a certificate for a rare blend of Crown Royal whiskey from the House of Seagram, and a registration card from the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario.

Forbes, Betty

Betty Forbes's diary.

A diary containing daily entries written by Betty Forbes in 1944 during her time as a student at the School for Nurses at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario. Several entries describe Betty’s work at the hospital, student exams and marks, school dances, class dinners, and capping ceremony. The diary includes press clippings, letters, notes, event programs, and a photograph of an adult and child. In addition, numerous entries describe events and activities related to the Second World War including an entry written on D-Day (June 6, 1944). Some of these entries contain attached items such as press clippings related to military personnel and banknotes including a 1 lire banknote issued by Italy in 1939, 5-francs Type 1942 issued by Banque de l'Algérie, a 10-AM lire banknote as well as a one shilling and a half shilling Japanese government-issued Oceanian Pound.

Forbes, Betty

Betty Forbes's diary.

A diary containing daily entries written by Betty Forbes in 1945 during her time as a student at the School for Nurses at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario. Several entries describe Betty’s work at the hospital, student exams, patient care, and school dances. The diary includes press clippings, a convocation program, letters, telegrams, notes, pressed flowers, restaurant menus, business cards, event programs, and a photograph likely of Betty and an unknown individual. In addition, numerous entries describe events and activities related to the Second World War including an entry written on Victory in Europe Day (VE Day) on May 8, 1945, an entry written on Victory over Japan Day (VJ Day) on August 15, 1945 as well as entries describing food rationing, and the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd president of the United States (1933–45). Also includes one United States Army Anti-Aircraft Command sleeve insignia. The insignia is circular with an embroidered white background, blue border, and two red capital letter A's in the centre.

Forbes, Betty

Betty Forbes's diary.

A diary containing daily entries written by Betty Forbes in 1946 during her last year as a student at the School for Nurses at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario. Several entries describe Betty’s work at the hospital, student exams, patient care, school dances, a scholarship she received, and her enrollment in a diploma course in Child Study at the University of Toronto. The diary includes press clippings, menus, convocation programs, invitations, postcards, telegrams, tickets, letters, ribbons, and two photographs of unknown individuals.

Forbes, Betty

Betty Forbes's diary.

A diary containing daily entries written by Betty Forbes in 1947. Several entries describe family events, parties, dances, trips to Buffalo, Sudbury and British Columbia, and Betty’s work at Claremont Nursery School. The diary includes letters, telegrams, invitations, programs, press clippings, pressed flowers, a napkin, and a photograph of an unknown individual.

Forbes, Betty

Betty Forbes's diary.

A diary containing daily entries written by Betty Forbes in 1951. Several entries describe Betty’s work as a nurse, family events, and holidays. The diary includes press clippings, invitations, telegrams, letters, and a photograph of an unknown individual.

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Betty Forbes's photograph album.

An album containing photographs of the Forbes family and their friends including Millicent Lyall Forbes, George Alexander Forbes, Peg Forbes, Betty Forbes, Bill Land, Jennifer Land, Janet Land, Thomas Land, and Greg Clark. Several photographs feature the Hillhead estate, Lake Tyson, the Toronto Hunt Club, and a party held at Dr. Biglow’s residence in honour of Greg Clark receiving an L.L.D. from the University of Western Ontario (now Western University) on June 4, 1960. Also includes a letter written by Janet Land to Dampa regarding an attached photograph of Bill and Betty Forbes along with their children.

Forbes, Betty

Betty Forbes's photograph album.

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.

Forbes, Betty

Betty Forbes's photograph album.

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.

Forbes, Betty

Betty Forbes's photograph album.

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.

Forbes, Betty

Betty Forbes's photograph album.

An album containing photographs of the Forbes family and their friends including Betty Forbes, Peg Forbes, Millicent Lyall Forbes, Robert Forbes, Grace Forbes (nee Bickford), Judy Forbes, George Alexander Forbes, Jim Johnson, Bill Stuart, Bob O’Connor, and others. Several photographs feature camping activities, cars, picnics, family pets, planes, parades, trips to British Columbia and Alaska, Lake Tyson, Puslinch Lake, Tobermory, Bishop Strachan School, St. George’s Nursery School, Thistletown, part of the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, and Club Kingsway in Toronto. Also includes photographs of Betty and Forbes in their nursing uniforms and their graduation ceremonies, and images related to the World Wars including George Alexander Forbes in uniform, prisoner of war Jack Currie [?] and many other individuals in military uniform.

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Betty Forbes's photograph album pages.

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.

Forbes, Betty

Betty Forbes's photograph album pages.

Loose album pages containing photographs of the Forbes family and their friends including Betty Forbes, Peg Forbes, Evelyn Alice Foster Ferguson (nee Buck), Millicent Lyall Forbes, George Houlding, Marie Swan, Ruth Beynon, Caroline Spencer, Marion Hanneford, George Alexander Forbes, and many others. Several of the photographs feature scenes taken outside in Brantford and Hespeler, Ontario, King’s farm, family pets, and camping activities particularly at Camp Wapomeo in Algonquin Provincial Park. Also includes a postcard photograph of Taylor Statten, founder of Camp Ahmek in Algonquin Provincial Park.

Forbes, Betty

Betty Forbes's scrapbook.

A scrapbook containing press clippings, cards, postcards, telegrams, tickets, programs, report cards, certificates, a diploma, invitations, correspondence including notes of congratulations to Betty Forbes on her engagement to Bill Land, the birth certificates of Millicent Lyall Forbes and Betty Forbes, and other textual material. Also includes three watercolour paintings by Willie Winklemann and photographs of the Forbes family featuring Peg Forbes and Joe Wilson's wedding and other family events.

Forbes, Betty

Betty Forbes's wedding planner.

A wedding planner notebook containing correspondence, sketches, advertisements, and notes pertaining to Betty Forbes's wedding ceremony with Bill Land on May 29, 1954 in Hespeler, Ontario.

Forbes, Betty

Buck family photograph album.

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.

Forbes, Betty

Canadian Audubon.

An issue of the Canadian Audubon produced by the Canadian Audubon Society, a national non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of public understanding of the value and need of conservation. Issue contains a picture of Prince Philip, consort of Queen Elizabeth II, with Pilot Tom Smith, Peg Forbes, George Alexander Forbes, and Millicent Lyall Forbes in the background on page 140. Two event programs featuring a seating plan and menu are also included.

Forbes, Betty

Centennial Album press clipping.

A press clipping featuring a picture of a group of people on the front porch of the Paradise Beach Hotel in Port Elgin, Ontario. Included in the photograph are Betty and Peg Forbes' grandmothers, Effie Buck and Anne Forbes.

Forbes, Betty

Central West Kids Country Club press clippings.

Two press clippings featuring articles from the Kitchener-Waterloo Record detailing the building of the Central West Kids Country Club in Cambridge and Tom and Sylvia Land's donation. Tom and Sylvia Land donated a piece of land on Guelph Street in Hespeler, Ontario and an empty house at 61 Milton Avenue in Hespeler, Ontario to the Cambridge group Parents of Technologically Dependent Children.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record

Colonel Henry Cockshutt.

A press clipping featuring an article titled, Henry Cockshutt: Wasn’t that a party? by Donald Jones published in Toronto Star on November 30, 1985.

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Correspondence.

Correspondence written between Forbes family members and friends, predominately George Alexander Forbes, Millicent Lyall Forbes, Betty Forbes, and Peg Forbes.

Forbes, Betty

Ephemera.

Press clippings, notes, and programs created and accumulated by the Forbes family.

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Forbes family and friends.

Photographs of the Forbes family and their friends including Mary Evelyn "Effie" Buck (nee Agnew), Millicent Lyall Forbes, George Alexander Forbes, Betty Forbes, Peg Forbes, Phyllis Agnew Buck, Isabelle Alexandra Burt (nee Buck), Florence Mary Louise Middleton (nee Buck), Evelyn Alice Foster Ferguson, Mary Ferguson, Norman and Barbara Forbes, Pamela Wilson, Stephanie Diane Forbes Derenzo, Robert Allen Forbes Derenzo, Nicholas Anthony Michael John Derenzo, Robert Forbes, A.R. Kaufman, and Dr. Robert James Lockhart. Also includes photographs featuring Royal Air Force members, Camp Forty at Tyson Lake, Ontario and the dining room of George Philip Buck and Mary Evelyn "Effie" Buck (nee Agnew) at 70 Dufferin Ave in Brantford, Ontario. Additionally, contains some correspondence between family members, primarily regarding the photographs.

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Forbes family fonds.

  • SCA388-GA453
  • Fonds
  • 1876-2017

The Forbes family fonds contains records related to the Forbes, Buck, Land, Wilson, and Kaufman families, predominately created, and accumulated by Betty Forbes. The material primarily documents the personal lives of Millicent Lyall Forbes, George Alexander Forbes and their twin daughters Betty Forbes and Peg Forbes in Hespeler (now Cambridge), Ontario. This includes items related to their education, careers, and recreational activities such as camping. In addition, the fonds contains material related to extended family members and friends. Records include correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs and photograph albums, press clippings, ephemera, diaries, and notebooks.

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Forbes family history.

Papers originally housed in a binder containing Forbes family history written out by George Alexander Forbes and family trees mapping out descendants of the Forbes family.

Forbes, George Alexander

Forbes family letters.

Letters exchanged between George Alexander Forbes, Millicent Lyall Forbes, Betty Land, Peg Wilson, Ross Wilson, Pamela Wilson, Janet Land, Jennifer Land, and Thomas Land. Correspondence also contains press clippings, drawings, and greeting cards.

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Forbes family notebooks.

A wedding planner and two notebooks created by Betty Forbes, George Alexander Forbes, and Peg Forbes.

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Land family.

A portrait of Betty Forbes, Bill Land, Jennifer Land, Janet Land, and Thomas Land. The photograph was taken by master photographer Gerald Campbell for Ashley & Crippen.

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Land family at home.

A portrait of Betty Forbes, Bill Land, Jennifer Land, Janet Land, and Thomas Land taken in their home located at 187 Claremont Avenue in Kitchener, Ontario. The photograph was taken by master photographer Gerald Campbell for Ashley & Crippen.

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Letters and postcards from Betty and Peg.

Letters and postcards from Peg and Betty Forbes to their parents, Millicent Lyall Forbes and George Alexander Forbes, and Isabelle Alexandra Burt (Aunt Diddy). Letters are predominantly from Camp Wapomeo in Algonquin Park with some letters from the Lake of Bays.

Letters and postcards from Betty and Peg.

Letters and postcards from Betty and Peg Forbes to their parents, Millicent Lyall Forbes and George Alexander Forbes, during their time as students at Bishop Strachan School in Toronto, Ontario.

Letters and postcards from Betty and Peg.

Letters and postcards from Betty and Peg Forbes to their parents, Millicent Lyall Forbes and George Alexander Forbes. Postcards feature illustrations and photographs of the Bigwin Inn in Lake of Bays, Ontario and Huntsville, Ontario.

Letters and postcards from Betty and Peg.

Letters and postcards from Betty and Peg Forbes to their parents, Millicent Lyall Forbes and George Alexander Forbes, during their time at Camp Wapomeo in Algonquin Park. Includes a postcard photograph of Taylor Statten, founder of Camp Ahmek in Algonquin Provincial Park.

Letters and postcards to Peggy and Betty Forbes.

Letters to Betty and Peg Forbes from their mother, Millicent Lyall Forbes. Also includes letters to Betty Forbes from Jack, Lois, and Sally and a postcard addressed to Betty Forbes with a photograph of Central Park, Calgary, Alberta from Helena Williams.

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Letters from Betty and Peg.

Letters and postcards from Betty and Peg Forbes to their parents, Millicent Lyall Forbes and George Alex Forbes. Also includes drawings as well as letters to the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus written by Betty Forbes and Peg Forbes.

Letters from Betty and Peg.

Letters from Betty and Peg Forbes to their parents, Millicent Lyall Forbes and George Alexander Forbes, predominantly during their time at Camp Wapomeo in Algonquin Park. Also included are letters to Millicent Lyall Forbes from a camp counsellor at Camp Wapomeo.

Letters from Betty and Peg.

Letters from Betty and Peg Forbes to their mother, Millicent Lyall Forbes, during their time as students at Bishop Strachan School in Toronto, Ontario. Letters also include a package of test questions.

Letters from Betty and Peg.

Letters from Betty and Peg Forbes to their mother, Millicent Lyall Forbes, during their time as students at Bishop Strachan School in Toronto, Ontario.

Letters from Betty and Peg.

Letters from Betty and Peg Forbes to their parents, Millicent Lyall Forbes and George Alexander Forbes, during their time as students at Bishop Strachan School in Toronto, Ontario.

Letters from Betty and Peg.

Letters from Betty and Peg Forbes to their mother, Millicent Lyall Forbes, during their time as students at Bishops Strachan School in Toronto, Ontario.

Letters from Betty and Peg.

Letters from Betty and Peg Forbes to their mother, Millicent Lyall Forbes, during their time as students at Bishop Strachan School in Toronto, Ontario.

Letters from Betty and Peg.

Letters from Betty and Peg Forbes to their mother, Millicent Lyall Forbes, during their time as students at Bishop Strachan School in Toronto, Ontario.

Letters from Betty and Peg.

Letters from Betty and Peg Forbes to their parents, Millicent Lyall Forbes and George Alexander Forbes, during their time as students at Bishop Strachan School in Toronto, Ontario.

Letters from Betty and Peg.

Letters and postcards from Betty and Peg Forbes to their parents, Millicent Lyall Forbes and George Alexander Forbes, during their time as students at Bishop Strachan School in Toronto, Ontario.

Letters from Betty and Peg.

Letters from Betty and Peg Forbes to their parents, Millicent Lyall Forbes and George Alexander Forbes, during their time as students at Bishop Strachan School in Toronto, Ontario.

Letters from Betty and Peg.

Letters from Betty and Peg Forbes to their parents, Millicent Lyall Forbes and George Alexander Forbes, during their time as students at Bishop Strachan School in Toronto, Ontario.

Letters from Peg and Betty.

Letters from Betty and Peg Forbes to their mother, Millicent Lyall Forbes, during their time as students at Bishop Strachan School in Toronto, Ontario.

Letters from Peg and Betty.

Letters from Peg and Betty Forbes to their mother, Millicent Lyall Forbes. Correspondence also includes press clippings of Betty and Bill Land's wedding and a postcard to Millicent Lyall Forbes from Bill Land.

Letters from Peg and Betty.

Letters from Betty and Peg Forbes to their mother, Millicent Lyall Forbes, during their time as students at Bishop Strachan School in Toronto, Ontario.

Letters from Peg and Betty.

Letters from Betty and Peg Forbes to their mother, Millicent Lyall Forbes, predominantly during their time as students at Bishop Strachan School in Toronto, Ontario.

Letters from Peggy and Betty.

Letters and postcards from Peg and Betty Forbes to their mother, Millicent Lyall Forbes. Letters from Betty Forbes during her time as a nurse in Vancouver are included.

Letters to Betty and Bill.

Letters, cards, and postcards written to Betty Forbes and Bill Land from Millicent Lyall Forbes, Helene, Isabelle Alexandra Burt (Aunt Diddy), and Uncle Art. File also includes letters from Ray McMurphy to Betty Forbes, an account with Smuck's China and Gift Shop in Kitchener, and a wedding program for Thomas Land and Sylvia Wink.

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Letters to Betty Forbes.

Letters addressed to Betty Forbes and Lois from Peg Forbes and letters from Millicent Lyall Forbes to Betty Forbes.

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Millicent Lyall Forbes and family.

Photographs of Millicent Lyall Forbes and her relatives including Constance Beatrice Houlding (nee Heyd), Aunt Annie (possibly referring to Annie Constance Buck Heyd, Constance Houlding's mother), Archibald Turnbull, her daughter Betty Forbes, and her sisters Phyllis “Fiddy” Agnew Buck, Kathleen Isabelle Cockshutt, Evelyn Alice Foster Ferguson, Florence Mary Louise Middleton, Isabelle “Diddy” Alexandra Burt.

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Millicent Lyall Forbes's photograph album.

An album containing photographs of Forbes, Land, and Wilson family members including Millicent Lyall Forbes, George Alexander Forbes, Betty Forbes, Peg Forbes, Bill Land, Janet Land, Jennifer Land, Thomas Land, Ross Wilson, Pamela Wilson, and others. Several photographs feature Christmas celebrations, Betty and Peg Forbes in their nursing uniforms, Camp Forty at Lake Tyson in Ontario, Florence Lake in British Columbia, and Hillhead estate.

Forbes, Millicent Lyall

Photographs.

Photographs and photograph albums containing pictures of Forbes, Buck, Land, Wilson, and Kaufman family members as well as their friends. Many of the photographs capture family events, holiday celebrations, family trips, camping, cottages, family homes in Kitchener and Hespeler, Ontario, Betty and Peg Forbes's school experience and nursing career, individuals and battalions connected to the First World War and Second World War, and more. The photograph albums were primarily created by Betty Forbes.

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Press clippings.

Press clippings accumulated by the Forbes family documenting news and family events.

Forbes, Betty

Press clippings collected by Millicent Lyall Forbes.

Press clippings predominantly collected by Millicent Lyall Forbes featuring news articles, comics, and photographs. The press clippings feature George Alexander Forbes, Apollo 15 coverage, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Margaret Trudeau, Queen Elizabeth II, Winston Churchill, Jackie Kennedy, John F. Kennedy's memorial, and Prince Philip, consort of Queen Elizabeth II.

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Scrapbook of British royal family.

A scrapbook containing press clippings and a photograph of the British royal family. The press clippings feature articles regarding King George V’s Silver Jubilee, the death of King George V, the activities of King Edward VIII, as well as the children Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret. One photograph features King George VI and Queen Elizabeth possibly taken during the 1939 royal tour of Canada. Also includes a map of lakes in Ontario and a photograph of Lady Agnew of Lochnaw an oil on canvas portrait of Gertrude Agnew, the wife of Sir Andrew Agnew, 9th Baronet completed by John Singer Sargent in 1892.

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Scrapbooks.

Two scrapbooks containing correspondence, press clippings, ephemera, and photographs related to the Forbes family. The scrapbooks were likely created by Betty Forbes.

Forbes, Betty