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Fonds F 4599

Ferguson family fonds


About these records

Title
Ferguson family fonds
Dates of Creation
1911-[200-?], predominant 1938-1962
Physical Description

60 centimetres of textual records

15 volumes of textual records

4 photographs : black and white prints

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by the Ferguson family of Uxbridge and later of North York, Ontario. Included are diaries, correspondence, literary journals, Christmas and greeting cards, cookbooks, and various publications.

The majority of the fonds consists of correspondence, which was written between Beatrice and Murray Ferguson, the Fergusons and their friends, and Beatrice and her mother Gertrude, as well as between Beatrice's grandparents Gertrude and Frank Botha. Included in the correspondence are letters written between Beatrice Botha Ferguson and her pen pals, one of whom was Canadian poet Louis Dudek. Fifteen volumes of the First Statement literary journal accumulated by Beatrice Botha Ferguson from 1942 to 1944 are included in the fonds, as well as fifteen volumes of diaries written by Beatrice that document a twenty-four year period from 1938 to 1962.

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Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

Murray Ferguson was a pilot, radio-navigator and CPA who settled with his wife Beatrice on a farm near Uxbridge, Ontario in 1948; in 1960 the family moved to North York, Ontario.

The Botha family, headed by Frank C.B. Botha, originated in Zimbabwe and South Africa. Frank C.B. Botha immigrated to Canada ca. 1907 and eventually settled in Montréal, Québec.

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Restrictions on Access
No restrictions on access.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
The records were donated to the Archives of Ontario by Dr. Brenda Caloyannis, Murray Ferguson and Theresa Ferguson in 2010.
Associated Material

The Louis Dudek fonds is housed at Library and Archives Canada. A set of the First Statement literary journals is housed at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library.

Notes

Some of the documents are in Spanish.

Accruals

Further accruals may be expected.

Former Codes

0809-012

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Records series that make up this fonds

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Reference Code Series Title
F 4599-1 Beatrice Botha Ferguson diaries
F 4599-2 Correspondence between Beatrice Botha Ferguson and Murray Ferguson
F 4599-3 Correspondence between Beatrice Botha Ferguson and Gertrude Botha
F 4599-4 Correspondence to Beatrice Botha Ferguson and Murray Ferguson from friends
F 4599-5 Correspondence between Frank and Gertrude Botha
F 4599-6 Correspondence between Gertrude Botha and the Botha family in South Africa
F 4599-7 Correspondence between Beatrice Botha Ferguson and Louis Dudek
F 4599-8 First Statement
F 4599-9 Christmas and greeting cards to Ferguson and Botha family members
F 4599-10 Publications accumulated by the Ferguson and Botha families