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The Patrick Hamilton Ewing Collection of
Moodie-Strickland-Vickers-Ewing Family Papers

National Library of Canada

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Series I. Correspondence. 1826-1946
Series II. Manuscripts. 1821-[188?]
Series III. Photographs and paintings. 1860-1914
Series IV. Clippings and Memorabilia. 1824-1949
A. Clippings
B. Memorabilia
Series V. Printed Materials

Series I. Correspondence. 1826-1946
Nov. 28, 1826-Mar. 22, 1946
Extent: 26 cm of textual records (1 Box): handwritten. - 78 cm of textual records: photocopies

Scope and content note
In this series: in addition to letters from the Strickland sisters to their relatives in Canada, letters from Donald Moodie to his brother and letters exchanged between Susanna and J.W. Dunbar Moodie, there is an interesting correspondence relating to Henrietta Moodie Vickers, an artist who lived in Paris and Tangiers, and documents concerning her death and estate.

The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by the surname of the writer of the letter, then chronologically. Boxes 1-3 contain photocopies of the original correspondence; to be used for consultation.
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Series II. Manuscripts. 1821-[188?]
Extent: 148 cm of textual records (4 Boxes)

Scope and content note
This series consists almost entirely of manuscripts by Susanna Moodie and  J.W. Dunbar Moodie.  Only minimal effort has been made to identify by facsimiles due to their fragility.
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Series III. Photographs and Paintings. 1860-1914
[ca. 1860]-1914
Extent: 13 photographs: b&w. - 6 paintings: watercolour . - 1 engraving

Scope and content note
There are only a few family photographs in the collection. This series contains two original watercolours by Susanna Moodie and a watercolour portrait, identified as Susanna Moodie, which are of considerable interest.

Facsimiles have been provided in order to protect the originals from further deterioration.
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Series IV. Clippings and Memorabilia. 1824-1949
[May 20, 1824?]-[Mar. 29, 1949?]
Extent: 51 cm of textual records (3 Boxes)

Scope and content note
This series contains clippings for book reviews, death notices and topics which relate to the families. The material found here includes receipts, scrapbooks and some photographs, as well as a lock of Susanna Moodie's hair and a piece of brocade from Catherine Moodie's wedding dress.

This series is arranged in two subseries: Clippings and Memorabilia
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A. Clippings
[May 20, 1824?]-[Mar.
Extent: 27 cm of textual records

Scope and content note
This subseries contains dated and undated clippings relating to the family and relating to their topics of interest. Included here are obituaries and articles relating to the families, along with clippings from scrapbooks.

Dated clippings are arranged chronologically.
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B. Memorabilia
Extent: 24 cm of textual records and other material

Scope and content note
The materials included in this subseries are various, ranging from legal documents to calling card and bookplate memorabilia. Included here are additional photographs.
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Series V. Printed Materials
1673-[c. 1953]
Extent: textual records: monographs and sheet music

Scope and content note:
This series contains the books and pamphlets received with the archival collection. Included here are works by and about members of the Moodie, Strickland, Vickers and Traill families as well as inscribed personal copies of works by others.

The books and pamphlets received with the collection have been transferred to the Rare Book Collection, National Library of Canada. Their provenance has been recorded in the books themselves and in the cataloguing records. One piece of sheet music, "In friendship's name", by J.W. Dunbar Moodie has been transferred to the Music Division, National Library of Canada.
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