Collection PR 685 - Fern Rahmel collection of gardening publications

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Fern Rahmel collection of gardening publications

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PR 685

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  • 1965-1997 (Creation)
    Creator
    Rahmel, Fern

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19 cm of textual materials (2 boxes)

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(1914-2009)

Biographical history

Fern Alma Rahmel was born in Peterborough in 1914. She attended Peterborough Normal School in 1932-1933 and was editor of the 1932-1933 year book. She taught in elementary and later secondary schools. In 1970 she had been a Peterborough teacher for 20 years with the English Department of the Peterborough Collegiate and Vocational School (PCVS). She was Department Head before she retired. She was also assistant to Gwyn Kinsey, editor of Saturday Night. She was an active participant in theatre and writing. Fern aided Robertson Davies in research while he was editor of the Peterborough Examiner. She wrote children's educational radio plays for CBC. In the 1970 Spring Convocation, Trent University awarded her a honorary Doctor of Laws degree. She was a sustaining member of the Friends of the Bata Library and had been since its inception. She gave talks to the Peterborough Historical Society and published an occasional paper on F.M. de la Fosse, Peterborough's first librarian. Fern Rahmel died 28 November 2009.

Custodial history

This collection was in the custody of Fern Rahmel before it was donated to Trent University Archives. Additional materials were added annually.

Scope and content

This collection consists of publications of the Canadian Rose Society and Canadian Peony Society, as listed below.

In box 1

  • The Canadian Rose Annual, published by the Canadian Rose Society: 1965, 1975, 1982; 1983; 1985-2003
  • The Canadian Rose Book, A collector's Item, limited edition, Canadian Rose Society, 1980
  • Colour Classification of Garden Roses, The Canadian Rose Society, 1993
  • Guidelines for Judging Roses, The Canadian Rose Society, 1981
  • Horticultural Judging Standards, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, [198-?]
  • American Rose Annual, 1986

In box 2

  • The Rosarian, published by the Canadian Rose Society: 1977 (spring, summer), 1982 (summer), 1984 (fall), 1985 (spring, summer, fall), 1986 (fall), 1990 (spring, summer, fall), 1991 (summer, fall, winter), 1992 (spring)
  • Canadian Rosarian: 1992 (summer, autumn), 1993 (spring, summer, autumn), 1994 (spring, summer, autumn), 1995 (spring, summer, autumn), 1996 (spring, summer, autumn), 1997 (spring, autumn), 1998 (spring, summer, fall), 1999 (spring, summer, fall), 2000 (fall)
  • The CRS CommPoster, the newsletter of the Canadian Rose Society, vol. 1 nos. 1 and 2 (2004)
  • The Peony - C to C, published by the Canadian Peony Society, vol. 1-6 (1998-2003)
  • The Peony in Canada, published by the Canadian Peony Society, 2001

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This collection was donated by Fern Rahmel.

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Box 1

The Rosarian

1977 (spring, summer)

1982 (summer)

1984 (fall)

1985 (spring, summer, fall)

1986 (fall)

1990 (spring, summer, fall)

1991 (same)

1992 (spring)

Canadian Rosarian

1992 (summer, autumn)

1993 (spring, summer, autumn)

1994 (same)

1995 (same)

1996 (same)

1997 (summer, autumn)

The Canadian Rose Annual

1965; 1975; 1982; 1983; 1985 - 1997

American Rose Annual 1986

The Canadian Rose Book

Guidelines for Judging Roses

Horticultural Judging Standards

Colour Classification of Garden Roses

Additional materials added annually: Canadian Rosarian, Canadian Rose Annual, newsletters of the Canadian Peony Society.

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98-006

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