06 February 2014

BIFHSGO February Meeting with Barbara Tose

Heads Up! The BIFHSGO meeting this month, on February 8, is early as it can be as the second Saturday.

The before BIFHSGO Education Talk at 9 am has  Bob McDonald discussing Gaelic naming customs and their relation to the Gaelic language, the oldest literary language in Northern Europe and once widely spoken in Canada.

Following announcements at 10 am Barbara Tose will mark the 100th anniversary of her great-grand aunt Nellie Miller's trip and 30-page letter to her brother, a fascinating tale of events, society, and adventure in 1914. The title is Travels with My Aunt: Adventures in Europe 1914. Nellie was a nurse superintendent at Ross Memorial Hospitall in Lindsay, Ontario, who joined the J.L. Hughes party for a tour of Britain and Europe.

Listen here to Dave Cross's interview with Barbara.

BIFHSGO monthly meetings are open to members and visitors. Free admission.

The meeting takes place at Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa. There's free parking in the vicinity.

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