Series DA HBR - Herbert 'Burt' Rathbun glass negatives

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Herbert 'Burt' Rathbun glass negatives


  • c.1890-1897 (Creation)

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25 glass negatives

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Herbert 'Burt' Rathbun was born in Deseronto in 1861, the child of Hugo Burghardt Rathbun and Louisa (Storm). He married Agnes Bell in Belleville on February 12th, 1884. They had three children: Helen (born 1885), John (born 1886) and Leo (born 1890). In 1891 the family were living in Deseronto, where their household included a cook, a housemaid, a nurse and a coachman. By 1897 they were living in Bridge Street, Belleville, which is where Burt died of tuberculosis in Belleville on April 4th of that year.

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Transferred from the Deseronto Archives to the Community Archives in September 2016.

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A group of glass negatives associated with Herbert 'Burt' Rathbun (1861-1897) and his family.

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