Susie S. Kelsey collection. — 1953-55.
11 items of textual records.

Biographical Sketch:

Susie Kelsey (1894-1953) came with her family from England to Winnipeg where she was educated, graduating with a B.A. and then R.N. from Winnipeg General Hospital.  She trained at the Anglican Women’s Training College in Toronto, and was appointed to the Diocese of Honan for service in St. Paul’s Hospital, Kweiteh, China in 1924.  In 1945, she returned to Canada and was appointed as Matron and General Supervisor of St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in Lytton, B.C. On Sept. 14, 1953, Susie Kelsey went missing and her body was found later in the Fraser River at Mission, B.C., presumed drowned.

Custodial History:

Donated by Frances M. Linell, Diocese of Toronto Archives.

Scope and Content:

Fonds consists of a typescript of an article written by Bishop W.C. White “Susie S. Kelsey, B.A., R.N.” which was printed in Living Message, Dec. 1953.  Included is correspondence relating to Miss Kelsey’s sudden death and plans for erecting a plaque in her memory as well as biographical information about her.

Notes:

Title based on contents of fonds.

Finding Aids: Finding aid available.

Repository:

Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod Archives.

Personal Names:

White, W.C. (William Charles), 1873-1960.

Accession numbers:  M71-2