Fonds MC377 - Zula V. Hallett family

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Zula V. Hallett family

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  • Variations in title: Previously known as Zula V. Hallett papers.

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  • 1820-1935 (Creation)
    Hallett, Zula Velma

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10 cm textual documents and 1 map

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Biographical history

Zula Velma Hallett was born in Millville, York County, New Brunswick, on 11 January 1887, to Hannah (ca. 1855-1936, Veysey) and James H. Hallett (ca. 1851-1943). The Halletts raised several other children, including Ada M. (b. 1878, Knox), Clarence W. (b. 1882), Hedley M. (b. 1883), Maria (b. 1888), Merle (b. 1890), Venas E. (b. 1893), and Perry P. (b. 1896).

Zula V. Hallett grew-up in Millville, Southampton Parish, where her father was employed as a lumberman. She received her early education locally. In 1905, she was issued a second class teaching license. She attended the University of New Brunswick, in the early 1900s, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1911. During her time at UNB, Zula Hallett played for the UNB woman’s basketball team.

After graduation, Zula Hallett accepted a teaching position in the Marysville School (now known as Fredericton North). In 1914 she was made principal of the school, the first woman to be so appointed, and she remained in that post until 1944. She served two terms as president of the University of New Brunswick Associated Alumnae. Zula Hallett was a member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church and the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (IODE).

Zula V. Hallett never married. She died on 30 December 1984, in Fredericton. Prior to her death, she was living at Dixon Lodge, York Manor, on Sunset Drive, in Fredericton. In her will, she bequeathed the sum of $10,000 to the University of New Brunswick Alumnae Society for the purpose of creating a scholarship or bursary, to be known as the Zula V. Hallett Scholarship, for a deserving second year student, male or female, of UNB, who is a resident of Marysville. The Zula V. Hallett Scholarship is currently awarded to a woman student studying at UNB's Fredericton campus, who has completed the requirements for the second year of a kinesiology degree program. Zula V. Hallett was survived by her brother, Perry B. Hallett, of Lawrence, Massachusetts. She was buried in the Marysville Baptist Cemetery.

Sources: RS141 Vital Statistics from Government Records; RS743 Zula V. Hallett probate file 1985; Automated Genealogy, census for 1901 and 1911; Zula V. Hallet obituary, The Daily Gleaner, 2 January 1985; and MC377.

Custodial history

These records were found in the attic of Zula V. Hallet's home just after the house was sold. A school register for the year 1916 was transferred to Goverment Records.

Scope and content

This fonds consists of correspondence addressed to Zula Hallett, Samuel J. Hallett, and Sophrinia Hallett (Dunphy) from their family and friends; greeting cards and postcards; a teacher's agreement; agreements of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows; minutes of the Baptist Church; various deeds, mortgages and other legal documents relating to property owned by the Halletts, Dunphys and the previous owners of that property; and a world map.

The map was transferred to PANB's cartographic section.

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Donated by Doug Pond, on the request of Zula V. Hallett, in September 1980.


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