Collection MS42 - Stairs Family Papers

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Stairs Family Papers

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  • Variations in title: At KL, the series was originally named the “Hannah Stairs fond”.

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  • 1917-1950 (Creation)
    Stairs Family

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Biographical history

Hannah Stairs and Lynn Stairs lived in Douglas, N.B. Hannah’s parents were Gideon Stairs (1879-1971) and Maude Quigg (1886-1970). Hannah had two siblings named Dottie Pauline (b. 1908) and Hallie Abraham (b. 1910). Hallie married Ida Kelley (1911-1996) and was the last owner of the Stairs house which was used as a laundry building at Kings Landing. Her grandparents were Botsford Stairs (d. 1933) and Lydia Ann Nason. Botsford had three siblings named George Dobson (b. 1891), Lila (b. 1894), and Stanley O. (b. 1896). Maude Quigg was the daughter of Hannah Morgan Nason (1855-1919) and John William (b. 1876), Robert Edward (b. 1880), Harry James (b. 1885), Margaret Jane (b. 1888), and Laurel Hazel (b. 1897).

Custodial history

Kings Landing received the Stairs Family materials in 2007. It was sent to the Provincial Archives in 2016, where it was processed as part of the Kings Landing Collection (MC4120).

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Series consists of letters, postcards, greeting cards, two pamphlets, a ticket, and an envelope belonging to members of the Stairs family.

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M2007.24.55, M2007.24.100, M2007.24.101, M2007.24.102, M2007.24.103, M2007.24.104, M2007.24.105, M2007.24.106, M2007.24.107, M2007.24.108,M2007.24.111, M2007.24.113.


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