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Kitty (Catherine Anne) Seon Collection

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Hornby Island Community Archives

R.G. 28

Acc. No.:2019-02-07/61

Finding aid created by Regan Fahey

Last Updated: February 07, 2019

Title: Kitty (Catherine Anne) Seon Collection

Level of description: Collection

General material designation: textual records

Extent: 12 cm

Creator(s): Kitty Seon

Dates of creation: 1948-1974

Biographical sketch: Kitty Seon was a resident of Hornby Island for over 25 years, during that time she was very focused on establishing her home and garden as well as being an active member in the social community. Her and her husband Greville Seon bought the Hornby Island Lodge from R.L Hunt in 1941 and operated it for several years before selling it in 1946-1947. The Seons had a daugher Olive (Bennett) who lived on Hornby at the time that the journals were written.

Scope and content: The collection is a series of personal journals spanning 26 years with a short entry for nearly every day detailing the daily life of Hornby Island and the community members who lived there during this time.

Immediate source of aquisition: Kathi Linman retrieved Kitty’s journals from the dumpster on her first day of work there – September 1, 1978. They were later given to Dave Gerow for his reseach and collection into Hornby’s history and after Betty Smith’s death the journals were found amoung her papers

Arrangement: Original order was reconstructed during archival arrangement on the basis of file markings.

Language of materials: English

Record no.: R.G. 28

Repository: Hornby Island Community Archives

Finding aids: Finding aid available with file level control

Accurals: Further accurals are not expected

File Inventory

Box 1

1-1 Journal: Jan.1, 1948-Nov.25,1949

1-2 Journal: Nov.26, 1949-Dec.31,1950 (mistakenly marked as 1949)

1-3 Journal: Jan.1, 1951-Jul.19, 1951

1-4 Journal: July 20, 1951-May 10, 1955

1-5 Journal: May 11, 1955-July31, 1956

1-6 Journal: Aug.1, 1956-Sept.19, 1959

1-7 Journal: Sept.20, 1959-Oct.28, 1962

1-8 Journal: Oct.29, 1962-May 24, 1965

1-9 Journal: May 26, 1965-Oct.31, 1966

1-10 Journal: Nov.1, 1966-May 4, 1969

1-11 Journal: May 5, 1969-July 17, 1971

1-12 Journal: Aug.28, 1971-Oct 24, 1974