Sarah Margaret Francis fonds Help




Sarah Margaret Francis fonds


Dates of Creation 


1906-1919, 1938


Physical Description 


ca. 25 cm of textual records including some sketches


Scope and Content 


Fonds consists primarily of correspondence written to Sarah Margaret "Maggie" Francis and her daughter Emily Henrietta "Etta" by her three sons who were serving in the First World War, Frederick Russell Francis, Charles Ross Francis and Herbert Winfield Francis. The letters were written from various places in Canada, England and France from 1916 to 1918.

Fonds also includes correspondence from friends and relatives during the same period, 1916 to 1918, newspaper clippings related to the First World War, some sketches, and correspondence, diaries and other items of Maggie's son Charles from 1906 to 1919 and 1938.


Administrative History or Biographical Sketch 


Sarah Margaret "Maggie" Francis (1856-1937) was the daughter of Rev. John Black and Henrietta Ross Black who married Frederick H. Francis in 1874 and had nine children who survived to adulthood, including three sons who served in the First World War.

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Francis, Sarah Margaret


Restrictions on Access 


There are no restrictions on access to these records.


Terms For Use and Reproduction 


Researchers are responsible for observing copyright legislation. Permission may be required for any form of publication or exhibition where records are not in the public domain.


Custodial History 


Records were donated to the Archives of Manitoba by Edith Mary Francis, wife of Charles Ross Francis, in 1978.


Related Material 


The Archives of Manitoba also holds the Charles Ross Francis fonds (the records of Sarah's son) which also includes correspondence to Sarah Francis.


Former Codes 


MG6 D17


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