Collection MG 630 - Betsy Boyce 1837 Rebellion sources

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CA ON00156 MG 630


Betsy Boyce 1837 Rebellion sources


  • c. 1990-1992 (Creation)

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11cm of textual records

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Betsy Boyce was born in Hamilton, Ontario, on 27 March 1913, to William Carr and Elizabeth (Ralston). She graduated in constitutional studies from McMaster University in 1933 as the gold medallist, and attended Osgoode Hall Law School until 1935. She was active in the Hastings County Historical Society, serving for many years as picture archivist, as well as the University Women's Club in Toronto and Belleville, Amnesty International and the New Democratic Party. She was the author of The Rebels of Hastings and The Accidental Prime Minister (Mackenzie Bowell), and articles on Louis Riel and other historical subjects.

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Donated by Betsy Boyce.

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Contains sources used in Betsy Boyce's book The Rebels of Hastings, published in 1992 by University of Toronto Press. The files contain finding aids, photocopies of archival material, and excerpts from books.

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