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Wry Family Fonds

  • CA THT IWFFonds
  • Fonds
  • [185-?] to 1997

Fonds contains photographs and textual records pertaining to the descendants of Isaac Wry, which were handed down to and kept by his great granddaughter, Pauline Mary (Alward) Spatz. Most of the content refers to Pauline, her parents John Bunyan and Mabel Lena (Wry) Alward, and her grandparents John Willard and Jennie Grace (Snowdon) Wry, as well as other close relatives. The records listed here were part of a donation that also included a number artifacts.

Fonds is divided into four sousfonds which are further divided into relevant series. All content has been arranged chronologically.

Sub-fond 1: John Willard Wry and Jennie Grace (Snowdon) Wry
Sub-fond 2: Mathilda Wry and Mary Elsie Wry
Sub-fond 3: John Bunyan Alward and Mabel Lena (Alward) Wry
Sub-fond 4: Pauline Mary (Alward) Spatz

Owens Art Gallery Event Newspaper Clipping

Item is a newspaper clipping which highlights the occasion when the doors to York Street were officially opened at the Owens Art Gallery. The clipping has two photographs of Pauline (Alward) Spatz standing between Mayor Will Campbell and Mount Allison University President Ian Newbould

Pauline (Alward) Spatz Certificate of Appreciation

Item is a certificate of appreciation presented to Pauline Spatz by the Town of Sackville in recognition of her interest, time and personal commitment to the Owens Art Gallery. This was given as part of Sackville’s Volunteer Appreciation night, and was described in two newspaper clippings included with the certificate.

Wry Reunion Newspaper Clipping

Item is a newspaper clipping from the Sackville Tribune documenting a family reunion held in 1991 for the descendants of Willard and Jennie Wry.

Postcard from Marjorie Wood

Item is a postcard addressed to Pauline Alward sent from her friend Marjorie Jean Wood. Postcard depicts the Science Building at Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB.

Pauline Alward Autograph Books

  • CA THT IWFFonds-2006.14.04-2006.14.04/95
  • Item
  • 1935-1944
  • Part of Wry Family Fonds

Items are three autograph books belonging to Pauline (Alward) Spatz and containing inscriptions from numerous individuals. The green book is dated from Wood Point, NB, 1935 and includes inscriptions from her parents and grandparents. The blue patterned book was a gift from a friend for Christmas 1939, and many of the autographs within are from time spent at a cottage on Mason’s Beach when working on correspondence courses in summer 1941. Lastly, the brown album contains autographs primarily from 1942 – 1943, and from her time spent at Sackville High School.

The One Hundred and Twenty-Page Paint Book

Item is a coloring book given to Pauline Alward on November 14, 1931 [her seventh birthday] with the inscription, “To Pauline with love – Jack and Bud” [Alward’s cousins]. A valentine postcard from Theola Ward is tucked between pages.

Valentine to Pauline from Mollie

  • CA THT IWFFonds-2006.14.04-2006.14.04/92
  • Item
  • [1925? – 1928?]
  • Part of Wry Family Fonds

Item is a valentine card which reads “To My Sweetheart”, and is inscribed on verso from “Aunt Mollie” (who was “Mame”, or Mary Elsie, Wry).

Pauline Alward Birth Certificate

Item is the birth certificate of Pauline Alward, born November 14, 1924 at Mrs. Phinney’s Maternity Home which is now 80 Queen’s Road, Sackville, NB. She was delivered by Dr. J. A. Secord.

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