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CA VERN MS 172;1996.064 · Fonds · 1891-1900, 1912-1915

Fonds consists of the daily journals of Alice Butler Barrett Parke from 1891-1900 and 1912-1915. The series includes 32 notebooks, which Alice periodically sent to relatives in Ontario, containing her daily observations on the area, its settlement, the people she met, and her daily activities. The journals detail Alice's life from the time of her arrival in the Spallumcheen in 1891, through her courtship, marriage and life with Harold Parke, as well as follow the settlement and evolution of the townships of Vernon, Spallumcheen, Armstrong, Coldstream and Enderby.

Parke, Alice Butler Barrett