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Gladys H. McNeice fonds

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McNeice, Gladys, d. 1978.

Physical Description: 

1.54 m of textual records

2 microfilms

11 photographs

1 lithograph

History Biographical: 

Gladys H. McNeice (1892-1978) was a regional historian and author from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Beginning in 1956, Ms. McNeice began investigating the history of the Ermatinger Old Stone House and the family of its builder, Charles Oakes Ermatinger Sr (1776-1833). Ermatinger was a fur trader, merchant, partner in the North West Company, farmer, militia officer and Justice of the Peace. The Ermatinger Old Stone House was built in 1814; it is the oldest stone building northwest of Toronto.

In 1957, the house received national designation by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. As a result of the efforts of Gladys McNeice and the City of Sault Ste. Marie, the City purchased the house in 1965 to rescue it from further ruin. It was her initial interest in the preservation and restoration of the residence that led her to research Ermatinger and his family.

McNeice's Ermatinger MSS was not complete when she passed away in June 1978. She left the completion and publication of her manuscript to Dr. Ian Brown (former Principal and History professor at Algoma University College) and Ms. Frances Heath with the cooperation of McNeice's daughter, Mrs. Mary Warner. "The Ermatinger Family of Sault Ste. Marie" by Gladys H. McNeice was published in 1984.

Scope Content: 

Fonds comprises copies of historical records and correspondence, correspondence with Ermatinger family members, research subject files, research index cards, genealogical data and charts on the Ermatinger family,drafts and revisions of the Ermatinger MSS, and business files concerning the funding and publication of "The Ermatinger Family of Sault Ste. Marie".

Custodial History: 

The fonds is arranged in the following series: S20001 Research subject files S20002 Research correspondence S20003 Publishing correspondence S20004 Manuscripts S20005 Finding aids

Access Restriction: 

No restrictions on access.

Repro Restriction: 

Some restrictions on use. Researchers must adhere to applicable copyright law and privacy legislation. Publication from McNeice's original records requires the permission of the copyright holder. Contact the Library Director, Arthur A. Wishart Library.


Minor conservation performed on series.

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