Agnes Dennis fonds

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Agnes Dennis fonds

General material designation

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

Level of description

Fonds

Reference code

Microfilm 10,219.

Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area

Date(s)

  • Microfilmed 1989 (Creation)
    Creator
    Dennis, Agnes

Physical description area

Physical description

1 microfilm reel

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator

(1859-1947)

Biographical history

Agnes Miller was born 11 April 1859 at Truro, N.S., the daughter of Alexander and Sarah (Archibald) Miller. She attended Truro's Model and Normal Schools and taught at the Model School for two years prior to her marriage in 1878 to William Dennis, later owner and publisher of the Halifax Herald and senator. The couple had four sons and six daughters. Dennis began her public work in 1903, serving as president of the Halifax Victorian Order of Nurses for forty-three years. She was also a charter member and president of the Halifax Local Council of Women, 1905-1920, and executive member of its national council. Through the LCW, she assisted in organizing the Nova Scotia Provincial Red Cross Society and served as president, 1914-1920. Other organizations in which she actively participated include the Women's Auxiliary, YMCA 1910-1921, Halifax Relief Committee, Canadian Council of Immigration of Women, and Nova Scotia Provincial Girl Guides. She was also president of Halifax Herald Limited. Dennis received several national and international awards for her achievements including the Belgian Order of Queen Elizabeth (1919), Commander of the British Empire (CBE, 1934), King's Silver Jubilee Medal (1935) and honourary degrees from Acadia (MA, 1920) and Dalhousie (LLD, 1940). She died at Halifax on 21 April 1947.

Custodial history

Scope and content

Fonds consists of two scrapbooks compiled by Agnes Dennis, containing newspaper clippings, photographs, correspondence, and invitations relating to her career activities, the Victorian Order of Nurses and Local Council of Women, Halifax. Also contains newspaper clippings concerning her husband, Senator William Dennis and daughter, Dr. Clara Dennis. Scrapbooks predominantly cover the period 1908 to 1947 but include items added years later by family member(s).

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

Loaned for microfilming by Dennis' granddaughter, Mrs. George A. (Marion) Christie, Bedford, N.S., in 1989.

Arrangement

Language of material

Script of material

Location of originals

Original scrapbooks held by Mrs. George A. (Marion) Christie, Bedford, N.S.

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Finding aids

Associated materials

Records relating to Dennis' volunteer and charitable work are found in the Victorian Order of Nurses (Halifax) fonds, Local Council of Women (Halifax) fonds, and Canadian Red Cross Society, Nova Scotia Division fonds.

Related materials

Accruals

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Control area

Sources

Women of Nova Scotia

Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related places

Related genres