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Rachel Wilson Fonds
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- Textual record
- Graphic material
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[1865 - 1992] (Creation)
- Wilson, Rachel
Physical description area
11 cm of textual records, 34 photographs, 17 objects
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Name of creator
Rachel Elizabeth Cooke was born on 20 October 1900 in Portaupique Mountain, Colchester County, Nova Scotia, to Mitchell Cooke and Margaret Ellen (Giddens) Cooke. Rachel trained to be a registered nurse at the Halifax Children's Hospital, graduating in 1925, and worked much of her life in Truro, NS. She married J. Arthur Wilson and the couple lived in Truro. Wilson was very involved all of her life in the Women's Institute of Nova Scotia, for which she served for a time as President and Treasurer. She was also very involved with the Baptist Church. She died on 9 July 1995.
Records were donated by Heather Dau, a niece of Rachel Wilson, in July 1995.
Scope and content
The fonds contains documents, photographs, and negatives that reflect the community of Bass River, NS, as collected by Rachel Wilson, the creator of the fonds. There are three record series that focus on the Women's Institute of Nova Scotia, in which the creator was heavily involved. The fonds also contains other materials collected by Wilson, including catalogs and scrapbooks.
Immediate source of acquisition
Heather Dau, 13 July 1995, gift.
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Digital access copies of photographs are available for viewing.
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Box list is available.
Pins and medals of service were also donated and can be found in the museum collection.
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- Wilson, Rachel (Subject)