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Hugh Atwood collection
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- Textual record
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- Hugh Atwood
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Name of creator
Hugh Atwood, a retired doctor, is understood to be a descendant of Catharine Parr Traill.
This collection was in the custody of Hugh Atwood before it was donated to Trent University Archives through the Friends of the Bata Library.
Scope and content
Collection consists of three personal notes written by Catharine Parr Traill to her grand-niece, Agnes Le Fenore. One is a two part card with the cover illustrated with cutout images of a dog and a butterfly along with a wisp of moss glued to the surface. The second part of the card is a warm salutation to Agnes and her family. The date is 24 December 1897. The second item, dated 12 May, is a note of thanks to Agnes for obtaining a cape [and cap?] for her, and also refers to fatigue and the problem of swelling feet. The third item is a letter written 1 April 1899 to "G Niece A F" [Agnes] sending belated sympathy for two in hospital and describing in some detail Traill's own plight, and the care offered by Kate and Katie.
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This collection was donated by Hugh Atwood.
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For related records see: 69-001, 69-1001, 74-003, 77-010, 82-022, 83-1003, 83-1021, 86-011, 86-1000, 89-1062, 93-1004, 93-1013, 94-001, 94-007, 95-004, and 96-1012.
These notes were found loosely inserted in a signed copy of Pearls and Pebbles by Catharine Parr Traill, which was donated to Trent University by Hugh Atwood through the Friends of the Bata Library in 1995. The book was dedicated to Agnes Le Fenore and her husband. (In the accessioned notes of 97-1022, Agnes is addressed as a grand-niece of Trail).