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Title: Pearl C. (Brubacher) Hamilton fonds

Physical description: 5 cm of textual records; 33 photographs

Dates(s) of creation: [18--]-1927

Biographical sketch: Pearl C. Brubacher (ca. 1896-1930) was the daughter of Martin M. and Catherine Brubacher. Her paternal grandfather was John E. Brubacher of Waterloo, Ontario. Martin and Catherine moved to Kansas in 1886. In 1910 they were located in Olathe, Johnson County, Kansas. Her school compositions reflect the ambition to be a writer. One of four children, Pearl was working as a teacher by 1920. She married Claude Hamilton, and died in childbirth in Kansas City, Missouri in 1930.

Scope and content: The fonds consists primarily of school compositions (personal essays and stories), family photographs (none of which are identified) and two pieces of correspondence of Homer J. and Mary Weaver. The relationship of the Weavers to Peal Brubacher is unknown.

Custodial history: The fonds was shipped by the estate of Katherine Summers (daughter of Pearl Brubacher) along with a bureau donated by the estate to Brubacher House (former home of John E. Brubacher and now a museum) in 2014. The fonds was received by the Archives from the caretakers of Brubacher House. 

Note: Original description created 2016 by Laureen Harder-Gissing

File list

  1. Pearl Brubacher, 46 school compositions, [1909?]-1914
  2. Family photographs, [18--]-[194-]
  3. Homer J. Weaver and Mary Weaver correspondence, 1918, 1927


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