Fonds PR-1507 - MacGill family fonds

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MacGill family fonds

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PR-1507

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  • 1893-1910, 1926-1958 (Creation)
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    MacGill (family)

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14 cm of textual records

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Helen Gregory was born in Hamilton, Ontario. She attended Trinity College in Toronto, where she was the first woman to receive a B.A., B.Mus. and M.A. from that institution. She married F.C. Flesher and became a mother, journalist and newspaper editor. Following Flesher's death in 1901, she married lawyer J.H. MacGill and had two children by that marriage. Gregory became a social reformer, writing about and lobbying for women's suffrage and better laws for women and children. She served on B.C.'s Minimum Wage Board and was appointed as a judge to the Juvenile Court in 1917. She died in Vancouver. One of her daughters, Elizabeth (also known as Elsie) Gregory MacGill, became an engineer and also wrote a biography of her mother.

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The fonds consists of speeches, articles, correspondence and annotated books of Helen Gregory MacGill pertaining to her career as a judge and reformer; publications of her first husband, F.C. Flesher; and correspondence and notes of Elizabeth (Elsie) Gregory MacGill pertaining to her book, "My Mother, the Judge."

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Archives code(s): A/E/M17

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