Family Portrait: A Digital Archive of my Heritage

Fonds P01 - Mattis Family Fonds

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper: Mattis Family Fonds
General material designation: Graphic material
Level of description: Fonds
Repository: Family Portrait: A Digital Archive of my Heritage
Reference code: P01 

Dates of creation area

Date(s): ca. 1960-1977
Creator: Catherine Nelson

Physical description area

Physical description: 82 photographs : print, 1 physical object

Archival description area

Biographical sketch: Catherine Nelson (formerly Catherine Mattis) was born in Kingston, Jamaica on February 14, 1965. Catherine immigrated from Jamaica to Canada in 1976 with her siblings Junior, Baldwin, Pauline and Vincent. Her sister Ingrid remained in Jamaica with her children. Her father Densil immigrated to Canada in 1968 and her mother Barbara immigrated to Canada in 1972. Catherine married Rodger Nelson in 1988. Together they had two children, Melissa in 1991 and Alicia in 1995.

Scope and content: The fonds provides information on the family history of the Mattis family following their migration from Jamaica to Canada. The fonds includes photographs and a photo album cover. The photo album was assembled by Barbara ca. 1975. Some of the photographs in the fonds were captured by professional photographers.

Notes area 

Immediate source of acquisition: These documents were made accessible with permission granted from Catherine Nelson in 2018.
Availability of other formats: Selection of digitized access copies available.


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