Fonds PR-0093 - Lucy Anna Little fonds

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Lucy Anna Little fonds

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  • Photographs
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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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Biographical history

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 file list of the records is available.

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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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