Fonds MS 25 - Barbara Brophy fonds

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Barbara Brophy fonds

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CA LMA MS 25

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  • 1904-1941 (Creation)
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    Brophy, Barbara

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5 photographs

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(1863-1951)

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Mrs. Barbara Brophy was born in Pleasant Valley, Nevada County, California, March 11, 1863. She came to Lytton with her husband, Michael Brophy, in 1895. Mrs. Brophy took over the Lytton Post Office Sept. 8, 1904, where she was postmistress for 44 years, until retirement on June 8, 1948. In 1937 she received the King George V Silver Jubilee Medal for long service. She died in 1951 at the age of 88. Mrs. Brophy's husband built Brophy House, now the Totem Motel, still on Fraser Street. Michael and Barbara Brophy had four children: John (died as a child), Mervyn, Carl, and Agnes.

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Photographs given to Mrs. Kathleen McMillan by Mrs. Barbara Brophy. Family portrait donated by Victor Belknap.

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The fonds consists of photographs of the Postmaster Conventions in 1930, 1933, and 1941. Includes Mrs. B. Brophy, who was Lytton Postmistress from 1904 to 1948. Also includes a family portrait taken in 1904.

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BCAUL control number: LMA-3508

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