Fonds MG 12.59 - Liscombe family fonds

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Liscombe family fonds

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MG 12.59

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30cm of textual records
48 photographs

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The Liscombe family settled in Cape Breton in the middle of the nineteenth century. Edward Liscombe (1811-1901), a blacksmith, married Margaret Oliver (1816-1898) in 1838; among their family was Francis "Frank" J. (1847-1926) who married Susan Howie. Frank and Susan Liscombe had five children: Harry Oliver, Rebecca Emily, Olive Margaret, Ella Muriel and Francis Gerald. The family was musical and participated in many musical groups.

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Records were presented by Rev. Greg MacLeod in 1978, by the estate of Bert MacLeod in 1985, and by Gerald B. Liscombe in 1992.

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Fonds consists of four series: Ella Muriel Liscombe (1913-1938), Olive Margaret Liscombe (1910-1956), Francis Gerald Liscombe (1914-1916) and Susan Kate (Howie) Liscombe (1916-1944). It includes the diaries and records of Ella Muriel Liscombe, the diary and correspondence of Olive Margaret Liscombe, the diaries and correspondence of Gerald Liscombe, and Susan (Howie) Liscombe's correspondence.

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The diaries of Ella Liscombe have been transcribed.

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File list is available: MG 12.59

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