Fonds MG 4143 - Ethel C. Stevens Martin Fonds

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Ethel C. Stevens Martin Fonds

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CA MUA MG 4143

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  • 1924-1989 (Creation)
    Martin, Ethel C. Stevens

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25 cm of textual records

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Ethel Cecelia Stevens spent her youth in Montreal. In 1941 she married Arthur L. L. Martin, who became a Lieutenant-colonel in the American Armed Forces, and moved to New York city. She returned to Montreal five years later and obtained an office job at the Imperial Tobacco Company, her place of employment prior to marriage. She continued to work for that company until she retired. Ethel Martin was a devout Unitarian and actively supported many organizations aimed at preventing cruelty to animals. She traveled throughout the world, particularly in her later years, and regularly took advantage of Montreal's cultural offerings.

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Martin's papers consist of her diaries, written from 1924 to 1925 and from 1939 until her death, an address book, and a notebook recording donations made by her between 1973 and 1985. Her diaries document mainly her leisure activities, the many churches she attended, and her travels, but also refer to major world political events, the activities of the Royal Family, and anecdotes concerning her work. Inserted in the diaries are photographs of Martin and her friends, postage stamps, pamphlets, newspaper clippings and other memorabilia.

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Deposited by Georgia Carpenter, 1 August 1990


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  • English

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