Liscombe family fonds

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Liscombe family fonds

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Fonds

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MG 12.59

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  • 1860-1957,1913-1938 predominant (Creation)
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    Liscombe family

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30cm of textual records
48 photographs

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(1811-1971)

Biographical history

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.

Custodial history

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

Scope and content

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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  • English

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File list is available: MG 12.59

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