Collection Acc3221 - Alice C. Green collection

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Alice C. Green collection

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  • Textual record

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CA PCA Acc3221

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  • 1873-1979, predominent 1942-1979 (Creation)
    Green, Alice C.

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Physical description

.36 m of textual records
1 reel of 35 mm microfilm

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Name of creator

Green, Alice C.

Biographical history

Alice C. Green was born in 1908 to George Campbell Gordon and Lucy A. Hunter. She had one brother named John. The family lived in Huntley, two miles from Alberton, Prince Edward Island. George died in 1916, leaving Lucy to raise their two children and run the family farm. She sold the property in 1926 and moved with Alice and John to Alberton.

Alice graduated from the Prince County Hospital School of Nursing in 1931. She worked as a private nurse for a few years before returning to high school for one year to upgrade from Grade 10 to Grade 12. After deciding to enter missionary work, Alice spent a year in Toronto at the United Church Training School. Her first appointment was in Ethelbert, Manitoba where she served on staff at a small mission hospital working with young people in the Ukrainian Canadian community. Her next appointment was in Gypsumville, about 160 miles north of Winnipeg. During her two years at Gypsumville, Alice was in charge of a nursing hospital located fifty-six miles from a doctor and seventy miles from a hospital. In addition to her work as a nurse, Alice kept house, conducted church and funeral services, sometimes performed the duties of an undertaker, visited people

Custodial history

Scope and content

The collection consists of scrapbooks and other materials used by Alice C. Green to write her book "Footprints on the Sand of Time: A History of Alberton". Included in this collection are newspaper clippings, correspondence, notes, and transcribed information. There are also six land conveyances dating from 1873, 1892, 1911, and 1913. Most of the newspaper clippings and notes are related specifically to the community and people of Alberton. The nature of these articles vary but include announcements of birthdays, marriages, obituaries, community events, activities and other points of interest relating to Alberton. There are also many articles of general interest related to the history of PEI. The material is arranged roughly by subject within the collection. Some of the clippings in the scrapbooks date from the 1920s and 1930s but the majority of clippings and other materials in the collection are dated 1942-1979. Also included in the collection is the Dominion Census returns for Alberton, 1921.

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Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Location of originals

The scrapbooks which belonged to Alice C. Green were loaned to the Public Archives and Records Office by Alan Graham in July 1980 for microfilming. Presumably the original scrapbooks were returned to Mr. Graham

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Associated materials

Other records relating to the Alberton, specifically the Women's Institute, the Presbyterian, Anglican and United Churches, and the local history, can be found by searching the Subject Index under the subject heading ALBERTON. Also see Acc3612/1 for a brief biography of Alice Gordon Green

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General note

The microfilmed scrapbooks (Acc3221/1) are located in the microfilm cabinets in the Reading Room

Sheet music from Acc3221/23 is located in the oversize stacks

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  • English

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