Fonds MG 491 - Grace Taylor Milne Collection

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Grace Taylor Milne Collection

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MG 491

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  • 1933-1968 (inclusive) ; 1937-1941 (predominant) (Creation)

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1.42 m of textual records, books, 134 photographs, ~319 negatives, memorabilia.

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Grace Elgin Taylor attended the School of Household Science at the University of Saskatchewan, and received her bachelor’s degree in 1929. She subsequently received a master’s in Home Economics. She went to Japan as a United Church missionary, remaining there from 1937 to 1941. She returned to Canada when war with Japan appeared imminent. She married Mervyn Milne 15 July 1942; they had two children, Courtney and Bonnie.

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This collection primarily contains materials acquired by Grace Taylor during the three years she spent in Japan, just prior to the outbreak of World War II. In addition, the collection includes diaries from Grace, her husband and their daughter; and numerous family photographs.

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Donated to the University Archives & Special Collections by Bonnie Milne Nygren in 2014.


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