Fonds P189 - Mary Jean Woodard Bean fonds


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Mary Jean Woodard Bean fonds

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  • 1842-[200-?] (Creation)

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0.35 l.m. of textual records. - 14 photographs.

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Mary Jean Woodward Bean was born in North Hatley, Quebec, in 1921. Mary was the daughter of Guy Woodward and Grace Reed. Mary had fivc siblings; Betty Holmes, Barbara Reed, Nancy Elliot, Jo-Anne Rand, and Philip Woodward. She married the late Gordon Bean. Mary graduated from the School of Teachers, MacDonald College, at the age of 18. She first taught at Potton #5, a one-room school house, three miles from Masonville. Mary taught primary and secondary grades in Bishopton, North Hatley, and Lennoxville. She took extra courses from Queen's University and Goddard College where she earned her B.A degree and went on to receive her B. Ed. from McGill University. She wrote for Spider Magazine, published a historical geneology called The Hatley Reeds, and published a biography on Julia Grace Wales. Mary and Gordon had six children; Tom,. Kathleen, Chris, Fred, Greg, and Nick. Mary died on 9 October 2011.

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The fonds contains primary source material that reflects Mary Woodward Bean's interests as a teacher and writer. It consists of school reports, school censuses, minutes from school commissions, geneology, manuscripts, a scrapbook, and research. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Education (1842-1943), Geneology ([19--?]-1996), Writings ([197-?]-[200-?]), Julia Grace Wales Research ([1915?]-[1978?]), Map ([19--?]), Legder (1859-1866), and Historical Misc. (1967-1995).

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The documents were donated by Nick Bean in 2012.
The documents are in English.

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Finding aid prepared using Rules for Archival Description (RAD).


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28 janvier, 2016

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