here to view the digitized archival material.
of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
121, PC 124
Spencer Family fonds
64 cm of textual records. -- 505 photographs.
Sketch: Percy Spencer was born in England and came
to Canada in the 1880s. He homesteaded in the Russell area,
where he and his wife had seven children. One of his daughters,
Lucy, became a R.N. in 1931. Her diaries are particularly
interesting for what they reveal about women's education and
careers in the first part of the twentieth century. Scholars
in the fields of Women's Studies and History will find useful
information in these diaries. Historians will also find the
diaries of kept by Percy Spencer himself very useful. He wrote
consistently and over a long period of time on the difficulties
Material: The digitized material from the Spencer
Family fonds consists of diaries written by Lucy Spencer,
which reflect the status of women's education in the early-1900s,
her nursing certificate, and photographs of her graduating
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