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University of Manitoba
Archives & Special Collections
Identifier: MSS 121, PC 124
cm of textual records. -- 505 photographs.
Percy Spencer was born in England
and came to Canada in the 1880s. He homesteaded in the
Russell area, where he and his wife had seven children.
One of his daughters, Lucy, became a R.N. in 1931. Her
diaries are particularly interesting for what they reveal
about women's education and careers in the first part of
the twentieth century. Scholars in the fields of Women's
Studies and History will find useful information in these
diaries. Historians will also find the diaries of kept by
Percy Spencer himself very useful. He wrote consistently
and over a long period of time on the difficulties of
Digitized Material: The
digitized material from the
Spencer Family fonds consists of diaries and account
books of Percy Spencer between 1884 and 1886, which
detailed an English immigrant family's homesteading
experience in the Russell, Manitoba area.
here to view a full description of the Spencer Family fonds.