Collection ID74 - Elizabeth Ann Ashfield Woodburn scrapbook

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Elizabeth Ann Ashfield Woodburn scrapbook

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  • 1881-1905 (Creation)
    Ashfield, Elizabeth Ann (Woodburn)

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10 cm of textual records

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(b. 1886)

Biographical history

Elizabeth Ann Ashfield Woodburn was born in 1866, daughter of James Ramsay Woodburn and Catherine Jane Reid. James Woodburn emigrated from Scotland to New Brunswick where he formed a photographic partnership with Carson Flood in 1862. In 1873, he began the Victoria Steam Confectionery Works and in 1880 invented and patented Woodburn's Pulverizer for use in the confectionery business. In the 1890s, he was president of the F.C. Colwell Confectionery.

Elizabeth Woodburn studied art at the Owens Art Institute in Saint John under the tutelage of John Hammond. In the 1900s, Miss Woodburn gave private lessons from her home on Orange Street. She belonged to the Saint John Art Club and the Women's Art Association of Canada, Saint John Division. Elizabeth died in 1945 in Saint John.

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This fonds consists of a scrapbook of greeting cards and art schools pamphlets created by Elizabeth Ann Ashfield Woodburn.

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  • English

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