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Title Brook, Sidney: Diaries and Notebooks, 1883
Author Brook, Sydney (1871-1957)
Date Sep-Dec 1883
Document Type Personal Account
Reference M-9076-1
Library / Archive Glenbow Museum
Collection Name Brook Family Fonds
Description Workbook containing history notes on the House of Hanover, the Riot Act, War with Spain, the Stamp Act and the French Revolution, geography notes on Asia, pages of sums, musical scores and doodles.
Series Description From Series 1 – Sidney’s diaries and notebooks, 1883-1954. 15cm of textual records. The series is broken down into seven sections consisting of small volumes in which Sidney recorded daily events, notes to himself and, occasionally, accounts. The first volume was written when he was 12 and the last when he was 83. The entries are very brief and he did not write every day.
Biographical Note / History Sidney Brook (1871-1957) was born in Brighton, England. He came to Canada in 1891 and settled for several years near Morden, Manitoba. In 1907 he married Christena Isabelle McFadden (1886-1966) of Manitou, Manitoba. They had seven children: Gordon S. (1908-?); Arnott (1910-1917); Lorne V. (c.1912-); Glen L. (c.1914 or 1915-); Alice May (Carmichael) (1916 -); Mabel (Lewis) (1920 -); and Roy Eustace (1924-). The Brooks moved to Alberta in 1910 and farmed at Craigmyle. Sidney served during the First World War and was wounded in France. The Brooks retired from farming in 1939 and moved into Craigmyle, where Sidney worked as the Alberta Treasury Branch agent for 15 years. In 1963 Isabelle moved into Calgary.
Theme(s) Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences
Places Brighton, England; Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Keywords children, education
Additional Information Included in this project are sections 1-3 of this series. This document is diary one of part 1. Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Glenbow Museum catalogue.
Language English
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