Fonds PR3125 - Mary Sterritt fonds

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Mary Sterritt fonds

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    • [Copied 1970 (originally created 192?)] (Creation)

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    0.02 m of textual records

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    Mary Ellis Conlin was born in Toronto, Ontario in 1884. She took nurse's training in New York, graduating from Roosevelt Hospital in 1912. Upon graduating she spent three months in the West Indies. She also served as a nurse in France during World War I.

    After the war, she became to Alberta in 1919 to join the Alberta Department of Public Health as one of the first district nurses. She served at Griffin Creek in Peace River region and at Jarvie. She was appointed the Department's Inspector of Private Hospitals and Nursing Homes in 1930.

    She married William Robert Sterritt, an engineer with the New York Telephone Company, in Edmonton in 1935. She then left the province and moved to New York, living for a time in New York City as well as East Chatham. She died in East Chatham in 1971.

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    The fonds consists of a typed copy of Mary Sterritt's reminiscences recalling her life working in the Peace Country in the 1920s.

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    In 1970, Mary Sterritt donated the material to the Provincial Archives of Alberta via Dr. Mary Johnstone. Her relationship to Dr. Mary Johnstone is unknown.


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        The material is in English.

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        Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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        An oral history interview with Mrs. W.R. Sterritt can be found in the Joy Duncan fonds at the Glenbow Museum and Archives.

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        Information for the administrative history/biographical sketch sourced from accession file PR1970.0019 at the Provincial Archives of Alberta. Mrs. W.R. Sterritt is featured in the publication Herstory: the Canadian Women's Calendar 1974-2003.

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        Includes accession PR1970.0019.

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        For additional information about district nurses, see the E. Mary Johnstone fonds (PR0431) at the Provincial Archives of Alberta.

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