Martha Field and Fanny Simpson and family fonds. [textual record, graphic material]
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Martha Field and Fanny Simpson and family fonds. [textual record, graphic material]Hierarchical level:FondsDate:1670, 1829-1984.Reference:R4369-0-2-E, MG24-K48Type of material:Textual material, Photographs, ArtFound in:Archives / Collections and FondsItem ID number:105378Context of this record:
Record Information – DetailsFonds includes:57 lower level description(s)View lower level description(s)Date(s):1670, 1829-1984.Place of creation:No place, unknown, or undeterminedExtent:27 cm of textual records.
59 photographs chiefly b&w.
44 prints photomechanical reproductions.Language of material:EnglishScope and content:Fonds consists of material pertaining to the families of Martha Field and her sister Fanny Simpson, 1765-1984; including four cookbooks, c. 1842-1972; papers relating to the Reverend Maltyward Simpson of Mickfield, 1829-1873; the diaries of Frances Simpson, 1872-1873, 1881; family correspondence of five generations of Frances Simpson, 1900-1984, photocopies, 1765-1941; and miscellaneous items.
The fonds also contains photographs including: portraits of seven generations of the Covert, Maltyward, Gay, Simpson, Robertson and Gray families, [ca.1851-1983]; carte-de-visite of Six Nation Indians, Brandford, [ca.1865]; and a collection of late 19th and early 20th century greeting cards.Provenance:Additional name(s):Biography/Administrative history:Field, Martha, 1814-1884 (family) : Martha Field (1814-1884) was born at Aldborough New Hall, Norfolk, the elder daughter of John Johnson Gay, J.P. and D.L., of Aldorough, and his wife Martha, [natural] daughter of General John Covert of Sussex. In 1850 she married Oliver Field (ca. 1816-1874) of Teignmouth, Devon, a sea captain in the East India trade, who was descended from Oliver Cromwell. Her younger sister Frances (1821-1891) married the Reverend Maltyward Simpson (1804-1872), rector of Mickfield, Suffolk, in 1845. After her husband's death, Frances Simpson sent her two eldest sons to settle in Ontario, under the direction of her cousin, Henry Covert of Port Hope, while she took the rest of her large family to further their education in France. In 1879, she brought the whole family to Canada and settled in Hamilton, Ontario, where she lived fashionably until her death, and was survived by eight children. Richard Gay (1820-1887), the youngest brother of Martha Field and Fanny Simpson, apparently served in the Austrian army and eventually settled at Prague, in what later became Czechoslovakia.Finding aid:Textual records (Electronic) The finding aid provides two genealogical charts, and a descriptive list of the collection. MSS1455 (90: Open)
http://data2.archives.ca/pdf/pdf002/p000003386.pdf(Electronic) All or some of the documents described have been digitized and are available at the following address: (90: Open)
http://heritage.canadiana.ca/view/oocihm.lac_mikan_105378(Electronic) Les documents décrits ont été complètement ou en partie numérisés et sont disponibles à l'adresse suivante : (90: Open)
http://heritage.canadiana.ca/view/oocihm.lac_mikan_105378?usrlang=frAdditional information:General Note:The item relating to the Reverend Donald McKenzie, previously described here, was transferred in 1981 to MG 24, J 50., Martha Field's cookbook and 7 photographs were received in 1982 from Mrs. Catharine Gray of Kanata, Ont., great-granddaughter of Francis Simpson, through the courtesey of Hilary Russell of Ottawa, Ont., The rest of the collection including photocopies of additional material was received in 1985 from Miss Louise Robertson of Wiarton, Ont., sister of Mrs Gray who holds the originals.Availability of other formats note:The Martha Field cookbook is also available on microfilm, reel H-1173.Exhibitions note:Exhibition Title: Cook books in Canadian History. Guest Curator: Carol Martin, National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; 2004.05.19-2005.01.09.
(MG 24 K49, file 2, Martha Field Cookbook, opened to pp. Lemon pudding and fresh peach crumbly)Subject heading:
- Cookery, ca.1842-1972 John Alexander Robertson, 1910-1944
- Frances Gay Simpson - Diaries, 1872-1873, 1881 Festival of Saint John the Evangelist, 1670, 1910-1944
- Hamilton (Ont.) - Social life and customs, 1872-1873, 1881 Reverend Maltyward Simpson, 1829-1873
- Simpson family, 1765-1941, 1900-1984 Mickfield Rectory (Suffolk), 1829-1873
- Covert family, ca.1860-1982
- Gay family, ca.1860-1982
- Field family, ca.1860-1982
- Robertson family, ca.1860-1982
- Gray family, ca.1860-1982
- Morton family, n.d
- Cromwell family, n.d
- Parke family, n.d
- Hartwell family, n.d
- Gibb family, n.d
- Railroads - Employees
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