Fonds Number: 532
Title: Etta Lane
Creator: Etta Lane
Dates of Material: 1909 – 1980
Physical Description: 30 cm.
Scope and Contents:
Materials relating to the Federation of Women Teachers of Ontario, personal trips taken, photos of family and friends and correspondence with former students. Of special interest are letters from students serving in World War II including several from Barney Danson who later served as the Minister of National Defense.
Open to researchers.
Available on site.
These papers were donated by Elizabeth Hinton in December 2015. They came to her through her husband, Robert Hinton. His mother, Marjorie, was Etta’s sister.
Biographical Sketch/ Administrative History:
Etta Lane was born to James Lane and Emily Briggs on May 28, 1889. Her siblings were Millie (b.1885), Mark(b. 1891), Marjorie (b. 1892) and Sydney (b. 1894).
Etta Lane taught school at Queen Victoria Public school in Toronto and became the President of the Federation of Women Teachers of Ontario in 1933-35. She is listed as a teacher on the 1911 census.
|Box||File||File Title||File Contents||Year 1||Year 2|
|1||0||General Control File||Acquisition form||2016|
|1||1||Etta Lane WW II letters from servicemen||42 WW II letters from servicemen. Among them letters from notable student Barnett (Barney) Danson who served in Pierre Trudeau’s cabinet from 1974-1985 lastly as Minister of National Defense. Other students such as Roy Millington, David Golding, Jim Goodings, Aubrey Ireland, Jr, Lorne Shaw, Wally McLeod, WREN Lorna M. Reid, Sidney Langley and Arthur McIntosh describe life in regiments at various locations. These include England, Canada, India, Ceylon & Holland.||1941||1945|
|1||2||Etta Lane teaching career & Federation of Woman Teachers of Ontario||29 photos (incl. 3 duplicates) from Queen Victoria Public School; 1909-1919 course certificates, 7 calling cards, 2 flower cards, retirement letters & certificates; 1932-34 Centennial celebration- founding of Toronto, Christmas card – Toronto Mayor William Dennison; 1944-1948 appreciation letters, Fed. of Women Teachers Assoc. of ON awards, banquet menus, one signed by Canada’s first woman senator, Cairine Wilson, 6 news articles; 1924 and n.d. Playbills, reports & letters from various associations and federations; Feb 19, 1980 Peterborough Examiner “First woman appointed to Senate was no suffragette”; May 7, 1927 Canadian Author’s Assn Toronto Branch menu; n.d. Pamphlet -Miss Marshall Saunders lecture||1909||1980|
|1||3||Diary 1933-1935||Diary with dates, newspaper articles & a speech pertaining to the Federation of Women Teacher’s Association of Ontario||1933||1935|
|1||4||3 F.W.T.A.of Ontario date books, 1 notebook, 1 personal directory||3 date books with personal information 1968, 1975-76 . 1976-77- personal information including burial plot locations, poetry notebook, personal directory incl. genealogical information||1968||1977|
|1||5||Personal Directories||2 Directories with personal contact information||n.d.|
|1||6||Etta Lane Souvenirs & Trip Information||Trips taken 1928, 1959, 1966, 1972: June 29, 1928 “Letitia” Passenger list, 14 photos of 1928 trip; April 23 – July 24, 1959 UK trip itinerary; Trip to Spain & France Apr 26 – May 17, 1966; 2 letter card 1959 trip to Ireland & Torquay, England; Spain map & info 1966; large postcard Ellen’s Isle & Ben Venue||1928||1972|
|1||7||Photos||6 album photos: Etta, Sydney, mother, unknown||n.d.|
|1||8||1928 Trip Background Information||Information on Scotland, England, France, Belgium, Germany, Italy for 1928 trip||1928|
|1||9||Photos||8 photos; 1. ?, Jean & self; 2, Myrtle McMurchy, Jack Jr. 2 years (July 1, 1920 ), Donald 5 weeks 4 days (May 23, 1922), 6 unknown people||1922|
|1||10||Photos||4 photos – Jean Keefe (2), Barbara Evans (1), 1 unknown; 8 photos Jean McMurchy wedding, 4 photos YMCA (2), friends (2); 23 photos – friends||1915||1974|
|2||11||Diary||list of pupils 1914-1949; photos, clippings related to ex-pupils||1914||1949|
|2||12||St. George’s Church – Toronto||programs, United Church Women lists, 1969, 1979, 1980||1969||1980|
|2||13||James Klug family||correspondence & photos, 1964, 1970, 1972, 1973||1964||1973|
|2||14||Letters & cards||Letters and cards from family & friends||1931||1980|
|2||15||Queen’s review||Queen’s review April 1942||1942|
|2||16||Notebook||Notes on various writers, poets, historical figures||n.d.|
|2||17||Personal notebooks||2 notebooks||1906||1973|
|2||18||Book Club materials & other
|Articles, member list from Wednesday
Morning Book Club + other miscellany