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  • Lord Tweedsmuir, Governor General of Canada
    Image       A photograph of John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir (26 August 1875 – 11 February 1940), a Scottish novelist, historian and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada in 1935-1940.
    Image     A photograph of John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir (26 August 1875 – 11 February 1940), a Scottish novelist, historian and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada in ...
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Tweedsmuir History


Tweedsmuir Histories were perhaps the first “organized”, although amateur approach to recording local history. The idea was articulated by Susan Buchan, Baroness Tweedsmuir, who was the wife of John Buchan, Baron Tweedsmuir, and Governor General of Canada in 1935-1940. This digital collection contains materials from the scrapbook compiled by the members of the Richmond Hill Branch of Women's Institute. The include photographs, maps, reports, programs, and historical essays.