Fonds PR-0093 - Lucy Anna Little fonds

Capt. & Mrs. Joshua Freemen and unknown "Hatley Park", James and Laura Dunsmuir residence, Japanese gardens Lucy Little Laura Dunsmuir at Hatley Castle "taken on my 70th birthday" Group including Audains, Wingfields, Dunsmuirs, Littles and others Lucy Anna Little (Mrs. Francis D. Little) nee Freeman Marguerite and Lucy Little 950 Terrace Avenue, "Highlands", Francis D. Little residence 950 Terrace Avenue, "Highlands", Francis D. Little residence Lucy Little on horse "Barney" and Brownie Bodwell on horse "Paddy" Polo match at Willows Fairgrounds "Beauf" [Arthur Beauphin Irving] Troops marching along Quadra Street Mr. Bell and Dick, mounted troops marching Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) ship "Princess Sophia" leaving Victoria with troops 11th Canadian Mounted Rifles aboard the "Princess Charlotte" leaving Victoria Harbour Machine Gun Company Crowd at Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) ticket office for the departure of the 11th CMR Crowd at Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) ticket office for the departure of the 11th CMR Group on the Dunsmuir's yacht "Dolaura" 88th Battalion Church Parade Members of the 88th Battalion Kathleen Dunsmuir Group sledding including Bodwells, Dunsmuirs and Lucy Little Group sledding including Bodwells, Dunsmuirs and Lucy Little Cricket match at Work Point. "Laura's Team" (Laura Dunsmuir) vs. wounded soldiers Wounded soldiers from Esquimalt Convalescent Home at Work Point for a cricket match against a wom... Francis Deans Little, fishing in the Cowichan River Lucy Little and friends with horses Victoria Pro Hockey Club Muriel Dunsmuir outside "Hatley Park" G. "Tinker" Jones playing golf Work Point, Esquimalt, WWI First contingent, Navy Yard Dola and Mousie Dunsmuir at Hatley Park Lieutenant Lancelot de Saumerez Duke Duke's Platoon leaving Victoria Opening of Parliament Francis Deans Little and Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Freeman James "Boy" Dunsmuir on 'Kismet' during the Belgium Relief Gymkhana at Willows Fairgrounds James "Boy" Dunsmuir on 'Grey baby' during the Belgium Relief Gymkhana at Willows Fairg... Johnson Street looking west during the 'Great Snow' Garden fete at Government House to aid Prisoners of War fund Garden fete at Government House to aid Prisoners of War fund Lucy Little in sleigh Lucy Little in a horse-drawn sleigh during the 'Great Snow' of 1916 Officer in snow Lucy Anna Little and Norman T. Williamson wedding Madge Gillespie with horses Warwick Lily (left) and Sun Capt. Joshua Freemen, Lucy Anna Freeman and Lucy Anne Freeman
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Lucy Anna Little fonds

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  • 1828-1978 (Creation)
    Little, Lucy Anna, 1895-1977

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ca. 1400 photographs and other material

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Lucy Anna Little was born in Victoria on September 21, 1895, to Francis Deans Little (1842-1931) and Lucy Anna Freeman (1861-1950). Francis Deans was for many years the general manager of the Dunsmuir Mines. His wife Lucy Anna Freeman was the daughter of a Brewster, Massachusetts family. In 1922, Lucy married Dr. Norman Williamson and after the marriage took up residence in Montreal where her husband worked as a physician and professor at McGill University. They had three children David (b. 1925), Anne (b. 1923) and Thomas (1932-1963), before Norman's death in 1946. In 1954, Lucy married Victor R. Sutherland (1893-1969) the President and founder of Victoria Paving. Their family home was at 1000 Joan Crescent in Victoria. Lucy died in Victoria on December 13, 1977.

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Fonds consists of family photographs, scrapbooks, correspondence, and miscellaneous family files pertaining to the Little/Williamson/Sutherland families in Victoria and Montreal, as well as the Freemans and Lincolns of Massachusetts. Photographs include images of family and friends, vacations, horses, soldiers during the war, and the First Nations village at Alert Bay. Scrapbooks include newspaper clippings, photographs, letters, dance cards, and other miscellaneous items. Correspondence includes letters from friends and family. Family files include genealogical research, estate files, newspaper clippings, and records documenting Lucy’s involvement with the Red Cross.

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Copy negatives are available of some images.

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Scrapbooks are extremely fragile and access to this material is restricted.

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A family tree of the Lucy Little family is available.

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Other material includes 0.20 m of textual records, 2 scrapbooks, and two artifacts.

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