Collection APL 023 - K.M. Keddie collection

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K.M. Keddie collection

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CA Them Days APL 023

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  • 1953, 1984 (Creation)

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0.5 cm textual records

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Biographical history

Kate Mary (Wilson) Keddie (1887-1966) was born in Seven Islands, Quebec. She moved to Montreal as a teenager where she was employed as a stenographer then later moved to Cumberland House, Saskatchewan where she met and married Philip Keddie. She was one of three people who survived the 1918 flu epidemic that killed most of the town's inhabitants, including her husband. Following this, K.M. Keddie moved to Manitoba where she worked as a court reporter, public stenographer, and Commissioner of Oaths. In 1930, she joined the staff of the International Grenfell Association and was sent to North West River, Labrador where she worked for three years as a hostess in the hospital. Then she went to Cartwright, Labrador where she established the handicraft department of the Grenfell Mission. As Industrial Director, in charge of handicrafts she travelled the Labrador coast and kept an account of her trips. She retired in 1958 and in 1960 went to Victoria, B.C to learn oil painting. She died in Winnipeg, Manitoba on November 2nd, 1966.

Custodial history

Donated by Joan Stedman and Judy McGrath in 1984.

Scope and content

Collection consists of a letter from K.M. Keddie to Joan Stedman in 1953 containing biographical information and memoirs; and a handwritten note by Judy McGrath in 1984.

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Originals stored at Them Days

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No restrictions

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Much material in THEM DAYS Archives has copyright protection. Researchers must obtain permission from copyright holders before publication in any form.

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Associated materials

THEM DAYS Vol 19.3; photograph collection

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No further accruals are expected

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  • English

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