Fonds SCA17-WA9 - Mauritana Smith fonds.

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Mauritana Smith fonds.

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SCA17-WA9

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    Smith, Mauritana

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6.5 cm of textual records. Actual physical extent: 3 cm of textual records, in 6.5 cm file box.

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(1856-1946)

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Mauritana Smith was the daughter of Damaris Isabella Smith and sister of Elizabeth Smith Shortt, who was one of the first three female medical doctors in Canada. Mauritana was born on August 9, 1856, to a loyalist family in Winona, near Hamilton, Ontario. She was educated by a governess, in the Winona School and at the St. Catharines Collegiate Institute. She taught in the Lee neighborhood and at Hamilton Beach, and the Waterford Public School. She married Hervey A. Coon in 1887. She died June 18, 1946.

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Fonds consists of two scrapbooks compiled by Mauritana Smith containing material written by leading 19th century American writers and articles written by her mother, Damaris Isabella Smith.

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Received as part of the Lady Aberdeen Collection which was donated by the National Council of Women of Canada in 1967.

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Re-described by Anita Streicher (April 2010)

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