Fonds SC010 - Frederick Lyon Barrow fonds

Artifacts of Mary Barrow
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Frederick Lyon Barrow fonds

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  • 1928 - 1964 (Creation)

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66 cm of textual records and other material

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Frederick Lyon Barrow emigrated to Edmonton from England in 1904 with his parents. He married Mary Hutton in 1913. He began his career as an Adjustment Officer with the Great War Veterans' Association and Canadian Legion, and later became the first Departmental Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. He and his wife travelled extensively, visiting about 40 countries together.

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Born Warwick, England, elder daughter of Robert and Harriet (Lattimer) Hutton. Educated Warwick High School for Girls, obtaining her certificate "as a Student Certified by the University of Cambridge", in July 1909. She went to Edmonton, Alberta, in 1913 to visit a younger brother, and remained to marry Frederick Lyon Barrow. She did extensive volunteer work for the Red Cross, St. John Ambulance, wartime canteen, etc. For many years she was an active member, of the I.O.D.E., Madelaine de Vercheres Chapter, Ottawa, holding various positions on the executive of that organization. She had organizational and administration abilities which, in a later age of "women's lib.", could have led to a successful career as, say, hotel manager. She played a good game of golf and badminton at the class "B" level. Her diaries are augmented by lengthy descriptive letters. Christened "Mary", she was also known as "May" or "Mem". In her diaries she refers to her husband as Lyon; L; "Fred," "F" or "Ph".

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The fonds consists of diaries, travel account books, correspondence, certificates, postcards, passports and several photographs.

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Canada. Special Committee on Returned Soldiers' Problems, Report, Proceedings and Evidence ... Feb. 17 to Apr. 30, 1928. Ottawa, King's Printer, 1928. Call No: (sc) UB375 C2C32

Woods, Walter S. Rehabilitation ... Published by authority of the Minister of Veterans Affairs. Ottawa, Queen's Printer, 1953. Call No: (sc) UB359 C3W66

Barrow, Frederick Lyon A post-war era ... Published by authority of the Minister of Veterans Affairs. Queen's Printer, 1964. Call No: (sc) UB359 C2B37

Step by step, or, The Child's first lesson book. Pt. I. London. Thomas Nelson, 1892. Call No: (sc) PE1119 A1S741892

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Includes ca. 100 photographs, ca. 50 postcards.

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Revised by JF, July 3, 2013.

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