Collection 2019-112 - Photocopies of publications used in Marchmont distributing home research

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CA ON00156 2019-112

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Photocopies of publications used in Marchmont distributing home research

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  • 1875-1925 (Creation)

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Donated by James Gilchrist in November 2019.

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Photocopies of publications relating to the Marchmont distributing home in Belleville, Ontario, used by James Gilchrist in research for his book on the home:
1) Photocopies of newspaper clippings relating to Marchmont, compiled by Dorothy Ashton, 1870-1983
2) ‘Canadian Homes for London Wanderers’ by Annie Macpherson, London, 1870
3) ‘Pauper Children (Canada): a report by Andrew Doyle, Local Government Inspector, as to the Emigration of Pauper Children to Canada’, 1875, with letters of rebuttal from Miss Rye.
4) ‘British Children in Canadian Homes’ by Ellen Agnes Bilbrough, Belleville, 1879 (and electronic version)
5) ‘God's answers, a record of A. Macpherson's work at the Home of industry, Spitalfields, and in Canada’ by Clara M. S. Lowe, London, 1882
6) File containing address of Robert Wallace to UK Parliament on the Importation of English Children, 1895; Marchmont request for information on potential guardians, 1920s; issue of ‘Marchmont News’, June 1925
7) ‘The Children’s Home-Finder: The Story of Annie MacPherson and Louisa Birt’ by Lilian M. Birt, London, 1913
8) Notes by Lois Foster on the Marchmont Home property, c.2000
9) Overhead transparencies used by James Gilchrist for presentations about the Marchmont Home, c.2004

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