Fonds 1998 007 A - Sarah Louise Wright fonds

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Sarah Louise Wright fonds

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CA NCAI 1998 007 A

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  • 1892-1941 (Creation)
    Wright, Sarah Louise

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12 cm of textual records;2 paintings

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Sarah Louise Wright was born in the County of Peel (Ontario), the daughter of Wesley R. Wright. She attended high school in Streetsville and later studied at the Ontario Agricultural College at Guelph. She was active with the Methodist Church. Louise Wright worked as a dietician at Brandon College (Manitoba) before moving to British Columbia to work (as a dietician) at the Tranquille Sanatorium near Kamloops. She also owned property in Naramata used for fruit growing. Louise Wright later lived in Nanaimo, where she died in 1955 at the age of 79.

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The records were in the custody of Arthur and Alice (nee Wright) Leighton in their house on Hammond Bay Road (Nanaimo). Alice Leighton was the sister of Sarah Louise Wright. The records were subsequently in the custody of Dr. Seriol Williams, who purchased the Leighton house. They were donated to the archives via the Nanaimo Historical Society.

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The fonds consists of records relating to Louise Wright's schooling in Ontario, her career at Brandon College and Tranquille Sanatorium, and her fruit growing interests in Naramata. Fonds includes personal correspondence; education certificate, college notebook, and autograph book; tax records; business records relating to her Naramata property; pamphlets providing dietary information; and, ephemera. Included in the fonds are two paintings done by Wright in 1894 and 1896. Fonds is arranged in 5 series: 1) Personal correspondence; 2) Educational records; 3) Financial records; 4) Reference material; and, 5) Artwork.

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BCAUL control number: NCAI-129

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