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Christmas with Grandma Elsie
Finley, Martha, 1828-1909. London: George Routledge and Sons , 1889. (Book) 813.4 FIN
Burnaby Village Museum
Burnaby Village Museum
Special Collection
Accession Code
Call No.
813.4 FIN
Finley, Martha, 1828-1909.
Place of Publication
George Routledge and Sons
Publication Date
Elsie Books
L. Upcott Gill
Physical Description
317 p. : 19 cm.
Subjects LoC
Dinsmore, Elsie (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction
Children -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction
Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction
Grandmothers -- Juvenile fiction
Intergenerational relations -- Juvenile fiction
Christmas -- Juvenile fiction
Families -- Juvenile fiction
Christian life -- Juvenile fiction
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Juvenile fiction
Children -- Conduct of life
Christian life
Conduct of life
Dinsmore, Elsie (Fictitious character)
Intergenerational relations
United States
Historic Neighbourhood
East Burnaby (Historic Neighbourhood)
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Cumberland Road
Burnaby - Cumberland Street
Object History
This artifact has been passed down to all the girls in subsequent generations of the family, eventually to the donor, Mrs. Whiting. This series of 26 "Elsie" girls books are said, by the donor, to have been purchased by Jesse Love and his son in law Wallace (Flash) Whiting for the youngest of Jesse and Martha Love's children Hannah Victoria (Girlie) Love, age 10 at the time, and Annie (Love) Whiting's daughter Edith, age 8 at the time. The book series seems to have made their way through some of Jesse Love's daughter's children. Mrs. Whiting. Sarah (Love) Parker, daughter of Jesse Love, even named her daughter Elsie (Parker) Hughes after the main character of the series. The books seem to have made their way through the children and grand children of Annie (Love) and Wallace Whiting. The were donated by Edna Whiting, the daughter in law of Alfred Whiting, one of Annie's sons.
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