Fonds F5 - Hazel Spencer fonds

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Hazel Spencer fonds

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    CA ON00126 F5

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    • 1908-1975 (Creation)

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    6 cm of textual records
    5 photographs

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    Biographical history

    Hazel Spencer was born in Portland Maine in the early 1900s. During the Second World War she worked at a munitions factory. In 1948 she was invited to become a caretaker of the Eden Game Sanctuary and eventually operated a coffee shop in Rockwood. By the 1960s she moved to Fergus and wrote for the Guelph Mercury. She later returned to Guelph where she attended the University of Guelph. Interested in local history, Spencer, under the name Hazel Mack, authored three books: Historical Highlights of Wellington County; History of Eden Mills and Vicinity; and, The Twelve Townships of Wellington County. She died in October 28, 1993

    Custodial history

    The custodial history of these records prior to their transfer to the Guelph Public Library is unknown.

    Scope and content

    The fonds consists of correspondence and local history practice information. Also included are records relating to Horace G. Mack, which were in her possession. The fonds is arranged into three series.

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    These records were donated by Hazel Spencer on February 27, 1975


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        Some records in series F5-0-3 are available electronically. See series description for more details.

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        The original photographs in series F5-0-3 are restricted. See the series description for more details. There are no other restrictions on access.

        Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

        Copyright for these records is not held by the Guelph Public Library. Please contact the Guelph Public Library archivist about how to obtain the necessary copyright permissions.

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        To view records in this fonds request box 1 located on row 3, bay 4, shelf 1 from the Guelph Public Library Archivist.

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        No further accruals of records are expected.

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        Revised May 2012

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