- [1910-2000] (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
26 bound volumes.
2.0 cm of news clippings and other material.
Name of creator
Mary Youson, born in 1914, was one of four children of Reverend Harold and Stella Armitage. The Armitage family moved to Saanich from the Interior of B.C.; Reverend Armitage became the minister of St. Aidan's Church in the 1930s and the family lived in the Manse there. Mary attended Mount Douglas High School. At St. Aidan's, Mary came to know Nellie McClung, who was a parishioner. Irvine family descendant Barbara Dawson Brown was Mary's best friend. Mary's sister Jara married Geoffrey Smith, a United Church minister; they went to China and Africa as Missionaries. Brother David, a pilot instructor, was killed in WWII. A second brother, John, survived the war and moved to Creston, B.C. Mary Youson died in September 2011 and is buried in Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Donated in 2018.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Collection consists of material relating to Nellie McClung, collected by Mary Youson. Collection includes books by and about Nellie McClung; news clippings and articles; ephemera; talks and notes by Mary Youson and others; and correspondence.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
Conditions governing reproduction
As apply to published material.
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Book list available.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Accession No. 2018-029.
Subject access points
Place access points
Name access points
- McClung, Nellie (Subject)