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Fonds/Collection Description

Title Maxwell family fonds
Description Level Fonds
Fonds No. MSS 042
Creator Maxwell (family)
Maxwell, Clara Eleanor
Maxwell, Alice Louise
Material Type textual record
graphic material
Date Range 1868, 1913-1945
Title Source Title based on content of fonds.
Physical Description 3 cm of textual records.
12 photographs
1 book
1 drawing
History/Biographical The Maxwell family consisted of Fred Maxwell and his wife Mary and their children: George, Clara, Ethel, Alice and John. However, not all the members of the family are represented in the fonds. Most of the records are those of Clara Maxwell. Clara Maxwell was born in New Brunswick in 1895. It is unknown when she arrived in New Westminster. She was a school teacher at F.W. Howay School until her retirement. She died in 1978.
Scope & Content The collection consists of programmes for the New Westminster Symphony Orchestra, report cards, newspaper articles,registration cards, ration cards, radio licenses, newspaper clippings, a roll of honor certificate,a dinner menu from 1958 honouring survivors of the Great Fire, and other miscellaneous ephemera. A copy of a print by Reed, a Canadian artist commemorated the marriage of Princess Elizabeth and Phillip Mountbatten and a book entitled a Poetry Book for Schools published in 1868 in London, England are also included
Finding Aids No finding aid is available
Accession No. IH 2007.212
IH 1966.42
IH 1955.32
Name Access Maxwell, Clara Eleanor
Maxwell, Alice Louise
New Westminster Symphony Orchestra
Central School
Royal City High School
Subject Access Schools
Wars - World War, 1914-1918
Performing Arts