Smith, Mauritana fonds

Smith, Mauritana, 1856-1946.
Mauritana Smith fonds.

3 cm. of textual records (2 v.).


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Mauritana Smith was born August 9, 1856, and was the daughter of Damaris Isabella Smith and sister of Elizabeth Smith Shortt. She was educated by a governess, in the Winona School and at the St. Catharines Collegiate Institute. She taught in the Lee neighborhood and at Hamilton Beach, and the Waterford Public School. She married Harvey A. Coon in 1887. She died June 18, 1946.

The fonds consists of two scrapbooks compiled by Mauritana Smith containing material written by leading 19th century American writers and articles written by her mother, Damaris Isabella Smith. These items are pasted into old ms. account books.

Title from content of fonds.

Received as part of the Lady Aberdeen Collection (from Elizabeth Long) which was donated by the National Council of Women of Canada in 1967.

Related family material may be found in Elizabeth Smith Shortt fonds and Damaris Isabella Smith fonds.

Call number: WA 9