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Elsie Pomeroy fonds

DATES OF CREATION:
1823-1968, predominant 1930-1950

PHYSICAL EXTENT:
1.62 m of textual records and other materials

ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY/BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH:
Elsie May Pomeroy , 1886-1968, of Fullerton, Ontario, had a long career as a teacher in St. Thomas and Toronto secondary schools from 1914. She was a member of the Women Teachers Federations of Toronto and Ontario, wrote and published several articles on education, educators, and lesser known Canadian authors (many of whom were women) as well as monographs on Charles G.D. Roberts and his work.

CUSTODIAL HISTORY:
Fonds was donated to Mount Allison University, New Brunswick, between 1950 and 1977. Records were received on an on-going basis from Pomeroy and, following her death in 1968, from her estate.

SCOPE AND CONTENT:
Fonds consists mainly of records created and accumulated by Pomeroy as biographer and friend of author and poet Charles G.D. Roberts, Canadian poet. Records document Roberts' work, including his interests in the Tantramar area of New Brunswick, and his relationship with Pomeroy as well as Pomeroy's activities as collector and interpreter of Canadian literature mainly between 1920-1950. Files contain correspondence; published and unpublished poetry and prose by Roberts and other Canadian authors of the time; scrapbooks; photographs; postcards; clippings. Records related to Bliss Carman, Arthur Stringer, Blanche Hume, Isabella Crawford, Dorothy Leisner Roberts, Annie Charlotte Dalton, G.B. Lancaster are also included. Other records belonging to Marshall Saunders and Mary Electa Adams were given to Pomeroy, and are included. A bibliography of Pomeroy's publications is included in the fonds.

SOURCE OF TITLE:
Title based on content of fonds

ACCRUALS:
Not expected

ASSOCIATED MATERIALS:
None known

FINDING AID:
Available at repository

IMMEDIATE SOURCE OF ACQUISITION:
Estate of Elsie Pomeroy

LANGUAGE:
English

LOCATION OF ORIGINALS:
Mount Allison University Archives

RELATED RECORDS:
Not applicable

ALL OTHER NOTES:
Not applicable

RETRIEVAL NUMBER:
5001

REPOSITORY:
Mount Allison University Archives

RESTRICTIONS ON ACCESS, USE AND REPRODUCTION:
Open for research purposes. Copying and/or publication permitted only with written permission of the Mount Allison University Archives

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