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Alumnae Association files

Series contains materials related to the Alumnae Association, including constitution, bylaws, and rules of order (1877) ; annual reports ; lectures and programs ; invitations to at-homes, levees and receptions ; Literary Club materials ; Membershi...

Alumnae Association of the Wesleyan Ladies' College

Annie E. Barker

File consists of correspondence between Waldon and Annie E. Barker, of Toronto, concerning the Act of Incorporation; the time that Annie and her sister, Rose, spent at Wesleyan Ladies’ College and Victoria University; the death of Florence E. Hall...

Concerts and entertainment materials

Series includes materials related to concerts and entertainment at Wesleyan Ladies' College, often in partnership with the Conservatory of Music, such as concert tickets and programs, invitations to conversaziones and at-homes, and announceme...


Series consists of Freda F. Waldon's correspondence regarding Wesleyan Ladies' College, including a letter published in Saturday Night newspaper requesting information about Wesleyan from graduates and descendant of graduates. Correspond...

Waldon, Freda F.

Course Catalogues

Series consists of annual catalogues for Wesleyan Ladies' College, which contain lists of courses offered, faculty members, graduates and current students, as well as information about fees, student and alumnae associations, etc.

Dr. William Colgate

File consists of correspondence between Waldon and Dr. Colgate, of Toronto, regarding the history of the college. A clipping with an illustration of the Wesleyan Female College from the Canadian Illustrated News (1863) is included.

Edith Ellen Bowlby files

Series consists of the records of Edith Ellen (Adams) Bowlby (1864-1931), who attended Wesleyan Ladies' College as both a student and a teacher. Series includes photographs (featuring unidentified students of Wesleyan), studentship cards, an...

Elsie Pomeroy

File consists of a letter from Elsie Pomeroy to George Laidler of Hamilton, inquiring about material on Mary Electa Adams and Wesleyan, and correspondence between Waldon and Pomeroy.

Graduation and commencement programs

Series contains graduation and commencement programs for Wesleyan Ladies College, arranged chronologically into files for closing exercises, graduation exercises and commencement exercises.

Helen E. Nelles

File consists of correspondence between Waldon and Helen E. Nelles, of Niagara Falls, Ontario, on the article in Ontario History on Mary Electa Adams by E. Pomeroy, and on Mrs. Griffith.

Lillie Hardy files

Series contains documentation, primarily correspondence addressed to Miss Hardy, Secretary of the Wesleyan Ladies' College Alumnae, pertaining to courses, essays, and alumnae activities. Much of the correspondence is conducted with Pastor J.H...

Literary Club files

Series consists of pamphlets containing program schedules for the Literary Club in connection with the Wesleyan Ladies' College.

Alumnae Association of the Wesleyan Ladies' College

Mamie L. Cunningham

File consists of correspondence between Waldon and Mamie L. Cunningham, of Toronto, regarding her grandfather, Dr. Rice, principal of Wesleyan for many years, and Cunnigham's mother, Sarah Elizabeth Starr Rice, who graduated with an M.L.A. de...

Mr. Douglas G. Townsend

File consists of correspondence between Waldon and Douglas G. Townsend, of Hamilton, regarding Mary Harriet Townsend. File includes newspaper clipping on the same subject.

Mrs. D.G. Williams

File consists of correspondence between Waldon and Elma F. (Mrs. D.G.) Williams, of Aurora, Ontario about the Meharry family of Summerhill, the degrees granted by Wesleyan, about Mrs. Dingman and the College, and correspondence between Stanley Wic...

Mrs. E.N. Wright

File includes a letter from Waldon to Mrs. Wright, of Port Arthur, inquiring as to whether she has any material on Wesleyan Ladies' College.

Mrs. F.G. Purchase

File consists of a biographical sketch written by Louise E. Ramsay (Mrs. F. G.) Purchase, of Beamsville, about her mother, Janet T. Coatsworth Ramsay, who received her Mistress of English Literature degree (1875-1879), and correspondence between W...

Mrs. L.C. Harvey

File consists of correspondence between Waldon and Lillian M. (Mrs. L.C.) Harvey, of Brownsville, Ontario about her mother, Mrs. T.H. Follick of Hamilton.

Mrs. R.L. Charles

File consists of correspondence between Waldon and Mrs. R.L. Charles, of Toronto, regarding Professor J.F. McLaughlin's teaching days at the Wesleyan Ladies' College; C.I.D. Moore and his sister, and the Alumnae Association.

Papers about the college

Series consists of documentation pertaining to the history of Wesleyan Ladies' College, including a paper by Louise M. Griffith, whose father, W.P. Wright, taught at Wesleyan, a paper and handwritten notes by Freda F. Waldon, and the act to i...


Series consists of issues of The Portfolio, the periodical of Wesleyan Ladies' College. The Portfolio was produced by Wesleyan students in the Senior and Junior Literary Societies, with contributions from alumnae. Series includes a bound edit...

Professor C.B. Sissons

File consists of correspondence between Waldon and Professor C.B. Sissons of Victoria University, Toronto, comparing old Victoria College with the Wesleyan Ladies' College.

Professor R.C. Archibald

File consists of correspondence between Waldon and Professor R.C. Archibald of Mount Allison Memorial Library, Sackville, New Brunswick, concerning the closing of Wesleyan Ladies' College, the first principal, degrees given, the Alumnae Assoc...

Rev. Calvin McQuesten

File consists of Waldon’s notes from a conversation with Rev. Calvin McQuesten, of Hamilton, on his grandfather, Dr. Calvin McQuesten (1801-1885).

Rev. F.L. Barber

File consists of correspondence between Waldon and Rev. F. Louis Barber of Victoria University, Toronto, regarding Victoria University’s holdings.

Rose and Annie Barker files

Series contains documentation of the lives of sisters Rose Barker (1867-1944) and Annie Barker and of their time at Wesleyan Ladies' College. Rose received her degree in 1893, and Annie received a certificate in music that same year. Series i...

Wesleyan Ladies' College fonds

  • CA ON00131 00079
  • Fonds
  • 1861-1965

Fonds consists of textual records including written correspondence, graduation and commencement programs, examination questions and essays, diplomas, course catalogues, periodicals, as well as Alumnae Association records, such as annual reports an...

Waldon, Freda F.