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Correspondence: Shortt, Elizabeth Smith

Series is comprised of correspondence to and from Elizabeth Smith Shortt. Correspondence is organized by surname of correspondent. Correspondents without known surnames are at beginning of series.

Shortt, Elizabeth Smith

Smith family : portraits and homes.

File consists of formal studio portraits and candid portraits of members of the E.D. Smith family in a variety of formats, mostly snapshots. Includes E.D. Smith, his daughters Gertrude, Violet, Elizabeth and Mauritana, grandchildren and other relatives.

Shortt, Elizabeth Smith

Clarke, Muriel and Roger

File consists of formal studio and candid portraits of Muriel Clarke (nee Shortt), her husband Roger Clarke and their family in a variety of formats, mostly snapshots. Photographers include Topley (Ottawa, Ont.).

Shortt, Elizabeth Smith

Smith Family Biographical Material

Series is comprised of biographical materials related to members of the Smith-Shortt family, primarily Elizabeth Smith Shortt and Damaris Isabel Smith. Includes manuscript and typescript notes, clippings, and a copy of Silas Smith, U.E.L. and his Descendants.

Shortt, Elizabeth Smith

Photographs

Series is comprised of photographs of members of the Smith-Shortt family and friends.

Shortt, Elizabeth Smith

Shortt, Elizabeth Smith : friends.

File consists of formal and candid portraits of friends of Eliz. Smith Shortt. Includes a portrait of Eliz. Shortt with her friend Maud Service Rankin as well as portraits sent to her by friends, male and female. Includes a memorial portrait with accompanying leaflet of Archie Gordon, sent by Lady Aberdeen.

Shortt, Elizabeth Smith

Elizabeth Smith Shortt fonds.

  • SCA19-WA10
  • Fonds
  • 1829-1979

This fonds documents a social and family history spanning almost one century. It revolves primarily around three women: Elizabeth Smith Shortt, and her daughters, Muriel Clarke and Lorraine Shortt. The fonds contains family correspondence, 1880 - 1970, general correspondence 1876-1970, manuscripts, diaries, typescripts, pamphlets, clippings and photographs.

Correspondence includes Cecil B. and Senator E.D. Smith, the Smith and Shortt family letters, Adam and Elizabeth Shortt love letters, but primarily correspondence during and after the war period between Elizabeth, her daughters Muriel and Lorraine, until Elizabeth's death in 1949. Letters follow Elizabeth Smith through Queen's University, her role in formation of the Queen's Medical School for women, her concern with local and national councils of women, and a variety of clubs, commissions, and organizations. Correspondents includes Augusta Stowe-Gullen, Dr. Jennie K. Trout, Eliza Fitzgerald, Lady Ishbel Aberdeen. Also present are 15 manuscript diaries kept by E. Smith Shortt covering the period from 1872-1932 (typescript available for first 8 diaries). Diaries 1892-1911 are memoirs of Shortts' European trips. 23 diaries or day books kept by Lorraine Shortt from 1912-1943 are also present.

The fonds contains also approximately 50 manuscript addresses, reports and speeches given by Elizabeth Shortt, as well as speeches by Lorraine Shortt. About 100-150 pamphlets and leaflets on a variety of subjects document Elizabeth's interests and activities, especially war period and restoration, National Council of Women, Mother's Allowance Commission, etc. Also present are clippings from 1800-1960, original and photocopied newspaper and magazine clippings and articles arranged under about 50 headings dealing with the Shortt and Smith families, and with a multiplicity of organized groups that formed at the turn of the century. Miscellaneous documents include notebooks of Elizabeth Shortt's subjects at Queen's Medical School, certificates, records of investments, bank records, war medals, autograph books, and scrapbook belonging to the family. Photograph albums and approximately 100 loose photographs of family and friends complete this fonds.

Shortt, Elizabeth Smith

Shortt, Elizabeth Smith

File consists of formal studio portraits and candid portraits Elizabeth Smith Shortt in a variety of formats, including carte-de-visite, cabinet card and snapshot, between the ages of 16 and 67. Photographers include W. Farmer (hamilton, Ont.), Cochran (Hamilton, Ont.), Topley (Ottawa, Ont.) and S.J. Jarvis (Ottawa, Ont.).

Shortt, Elizabeth Smith

Clippings Files

Series is comprised of clippings accumulated by members of the Smith-Shortt family. Includes primarily clippings on topics of interest such as medicine and women's rights, as well as those relating to members of the family.

Shortt, Elizabeth Smith

Shortt, Lorraine

File consists of formal studio and candid portraits of Lorraine Shortt in variety of formats. Photographers include K.W. Snider (Kingston, Ont.), C.H. Boyes (Kingston, Ont.), and The Bingham Home Studio (Toronto, Ont.)

Shortt, Elizabeth Smith

Pamphlets

Series is comprised of pamphlets accumulated by members of the Smith-Shortt family that relate to a variety of subjects.

Shortt, Elizabeth Smith

Correspondence: Shortt, Adam

Series is comprised of correspondence between Adam Shortt (husband of Elizabeth Smith Shortt) and others. Correspondence is organized by surname of correspondent.

Shortt, Elizabeth Smith

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