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Kate A. Stewart fonds
This fonds consists of records relating to Katie A. Stewart's year as a student at the provincial Normal School in Fredericton. It includes an autograph book signed by many of her fellow students (1891-1892), notebooks relating to her study of natural science and teaching methods, and three textbooks -- Three Part Songs (by Henry Sefton, 1879), The Royal Reader (1875), and the Royal Reader (1877).
Catherine Anne Stewart was born about 1873, probably in Nova Scotia. In 1891 she entered the provincial Normal School at Fredericton, New Brunswick from Bristol, parish of Kent, Carleton County. She had received some of her early education under the tutelage of Georgie Wheeler, and had taught school for four months prior to enrolling in the Normal School. While studying in Fredericton, Katie Stewart lodged with David Colwell, who lived on George Street. She took classes in natural science, teaching methods, music, and other subjects. In 1892 she was recommended for a Class III teaching license. The remainder of Kate Stewart's life is a mystery. She may have married Asa Bragdon of Grafton, Carleton County in the 1890s.