Fonds MG 4258 - Catherine (Kate) Colquhoun Fonds

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Catherine (Kate) Colquhoun Fonds

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CA MUA MG 4258

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  • 1882-approximately 1895 (Creation)
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    Colquhoun, Catherine

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(1861-1891)

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Catherine (Kate) Colquhoun was born 4 March 1861 at Colquhoun, Dundas County, Ontario, a small village - now vanished except for a few traces - north of Morrisburg. She graduated from the McGill Normal School in 1882, and thereafter for several years taught in a one room schoolhouse at Abbotsford, Quebec. In 1886 she married Robert Whitney, a local Abbotsford farmer, and her sister Martha replaced her as the teacher at the start of the next school year. Kate Colquhoun and her husband had two children, a daughter and a son who both died in infancy. She herself also died young, aged 30, and is buried in St. Paul's Anglican cemetery, Abbotsford.

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The fonds consists of McGill Normal School diplomas, 1882; examinations, 1882-1883; prospectus, 1885-1886, 1889-1891; certificates, 1881-1882; student notebooks, 1882; a textbook list, 1882; and a proposed course of study, approximately 1895.

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Deposited by Jean K. Chaplin, 21 March 2000

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2000-0055

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