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The Marjorie Twitchell Scrapbook
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Title: The Marjorie Twitchell Scrapbook
Identifier: 980.6.1
Donor: Marjorie Twitchell
Item Date: 1963-1970
Creation Date: 2011
Location: Bradley Museum

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Description: Brown covered scrapbook with two metal fasteners holding it together. On first page there is a type written article about the history of the scrapbook entitled "The Marjorie Twitchell Scrap Book." There is an index on the second page. There are 232 pages, glued front and back, with newspaper clippings on local and regional history. The focus of most articles is historic homes and their histories.

This scrapbook was made by Marjorie Twitchell, first curator of Bradley Museum, hired in 1967. Marjorie collected these clippings and created this scrapbook with the purpose of informing children about the history of the area. It was used by the public until 1980 when it became a part of our collection.

Marjorie Twitchell (1897-1969) was the first curator of Bradley Museum opened in 1967. Marjorie attended Church of the Redeemer School in Toronto as a child. She was the daughter of Charles and Jessie Twitchell and only sister to Irene. Marjorie never married and was a resident of Port Credit when she passed away.

Scrapbooking is a way to keep and display minor mementoes including cards, pressed flowers and other ephemera. The scrapbooking craze first started in 1826 after John Poole published a booklet entitled "Manuscript Gleanings and Literary Scrapbook." By 1836, commercial scrapbook albums appeared on the market. It first started in Germany. _http://www.littlebit.com/ideas_scrap/history_scrap.html_
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