Fonds 164 - Irene Spry fonds

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Irene Spry fonds

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  • 1935 (Creation)
    Spry, Irene

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3 cm of textual material
626 photographs : b&w prints

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Irene M. Spry (nee Biss) was born in South Africa. She graduated from Cambridge with a degree in economics and political science and did her post-graduate work in social economics at Bryn Mawr. In 1935, she traveled to the north to study electrical development. Her travels took her to Cameron Bay on Great Bear Lake, Aklavik, Fort Yukon, Dawson City and down the coast to Vancouver. She lectured in economics at the University of Toronto and retired in Ottawa, Ontario.

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This fonds consists of 3 cm of textual material and one photo album containing 626 photographs of Irene Spry's (at that time Irene Biss) trip through the western Northwest Territories and the Yukon Territory. The bulk of the photographs show scenery in the various locations that she visited. The textual material consists of two notebook diaries that contain many descriptions of the people she met and the places she visited.

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      No copyright restrictions. Photographs are in the public domain.

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