Fonds Accession numbers 2008.009, 2009.040 - Lydia Webber fonds

Hudson Webber & niece Myrtle Webber Nelson Webber Kenneth, Ruth, and Lloyd Webber Flossy Webber Buford Webber
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Lydia Webber fonds

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Accession numbers 2008.009, 2009.040

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ca. 120 postcard
50 photographs
1 folder of textual records

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Biographical history

Lydia Ann Webber was born September 20, 1864 in Lower Lakeville (now known as Lake Charlotte), Halifax County, Nova Scotia. She was the daughter of James Mark Webber (1840-1913) and Catherine Lydia (Dooks) Webber (1841-1930). She married William Albert Webber (1856-1929) on November 11, 1885. They had five children: Odous Willoughby, Harvey, Edward James “Ned”, Roy, and Ada. Lydia had seven siblings: Jemina, Amos, Emmeline, Nancy, Ada May, James and Hudson. In correspondence she was often referred to as Mrs. Albert Webber. She died on April 23, 1943 in Lake Charlotte at the age of seventy-eight and is buried at St. John's cemetery, Oyster Pond.

Custodial history

The material was kept in a trunk by Lydia Ann Webber's grandson, Ford Webber, who was a member of the Lake Charlotte Area Heritage Society. The trunk contained many miscellaneous items belonging to a variety of family members in this line of Webbers, and was kept in a shed adjacent to Ford’s residence. In 2006 the material was transferred to the Eastern Shore Archives and was kept in the attic of the archives until 2007 when the trunk was opened and its contents processed.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of postcards, photographs, correspondence and other material created and accumulated by Lydia Webber.

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Physical condition

Some tintype photographs have rust and/ or flaking emulsion.

Immediate source of acquisition

Donated by Lydia Ann Webber's grandson Ford Webber in 2006.


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  • English

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Some photographs have been scanned into the photo database under D0122.

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Researchers are asked to view scanned copies of photographs as opposed to originals when possible.

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No further accruals are expected.

General note

Some photographs were initially accessioned with the number 2008.009, but were re-accessioned with the number 2009.040 at the time of cataloguing.

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2009.045 E. J. Webber fonds contains records related to Lydia Webber's son Edward James "Ned" Webber and his wife Marguerite Lillias "Babe" Webber.

2006.003 Eastern Shore District High School fonds contains records regarding Lydia Webber's son Odous Willoughy Webber.

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Includes ca. 120 postcards, 50 photographs, 1 folder of textual records.

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Province of Nova Scotia (2015). Nova Scotia historical vital statistics. Retrieved Nov. 28,
2016,from 575&Event=death&ID=297744

Robert Kim Stevens, "Eastern Shore Families: Clam Harbour including the localities of
Owl's Head Harbour, Little Harbour, Southwest Cove, DeBaie's Cove, Clam
Harbour, Clam Bay, Upper Lakeville, Lake Charlotte." Lake Charlotte: Maritime
Imprints, 2005.

Webber, Carl, "Webber family of Nova Scotia." Halifax: Carl Webber, 2002.

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