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Finding Aid - Margaret Hyndman fonds (PF86)

Margaret Hyndman fonds

1950-1976
 
18 photographs : b&w and col. ; 15.2 x 24.6 cm or smaller

 
Biographical Sketch
Margaret Paton Hyndman was born in Palmerston, Ontario on August 7, 1901. After attending high school in Listowel, Ontario she moved to Toronto. She enrolled as a student at Osgoode Hall Law School in 1921 and was called to the bar on January 21, 1926. She was appointed a King's Counsel on December 24, 1938, the second woman in the British Commonwealth to receive the honour. She practiced with Wegenast, Hyndman & Kemp, as well as Cassels, Brock & Blackwell. Cases from her legal career include the Kaufman birth control case, the "Margarine Reference" in which she appeared before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council on behalf of the Consumers' Association of Canada, and the Lavall case involving native women's loss of status after marrying non-native men. During World War II, Hyndman organized the voluntary registration of Canadian women and was a member of and Honorary Counsel to the C.W.V.S. She was a past president of the International Federation of Business and Professional Women's Club, and in 1952 was named "Woman of the Year" for her work in getting equal pay legislation adopted in Ontario. Hyndman was also involved with Women's College Hospital, Kappa Beta Pi (the legal sorority), the Canadian Bar Association, the Canadian and American Political Science Associations, and was a director of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. In 1973 she was named an Officer of the Order of Canada. Acadia University awarded her a Doctor of Common Law degree in 1976. In 1984 Hyndman became the first honourary life member of the Advocates Society of Ontario, and in 1986 was one of the first to receive the Law Society Medal from the Law Society of Upper Canada. She died in Toronto, Ontario on January 18, 1991.
 
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs documenting the life and career of Margaret P. Hyndman. The photographs are arranged in one series.
 
Restrictions
No restrictions on access.

PF86-1 Photographs

1950-1976
18 photographs : b&w and col. ; 15.2 x 24.6 cm or smaller

Scope and Content
Series consists of photographs accumulated by Margaret Hyndman. The photographs depict Margaret Hyndman in studio poses and events from her life, such as a tree planting ceremony at Campbell House, the ceremony in which she was awarded a Doctor of Common Law degree, and a reception at the Guildhall in London, England. Also included is a photograph of Helena F. Normanton, first woman to practice as a barrister in England, and the second woman called to the bar in England.
 
Reference code / Title / Date
P2357 Photograph of Margaret Hyndman. -- [1951?]
P2358 Photograph of Margaret Hyndman at a reception. -- [1959?]
P2359 Photograph of Margaret Hyndman. -- [195-?]
P2360 Photograph of planning meeting of the Business and Professional Women's Club. -- [196-?]
P2361 Photograph of Pauline McGibbon, Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario, and Margaret Hyndman. – 1976
P2362 Photograph of Margaret Hyndman DCL degree ceremony, Acadia University. – 1976
P2363 Photograph of Margaret Hyndman DCL degree ceremony, Acadia University. – 1976
P2364 Photograph of Margaret Hyndman DCL degree ceremony, Acadia University. – 1976
P2365 Photograph of Margaret Hyndman DCL degree ceremony, Acadia University. – 1976
P2366 Photograph of Margaret Hyndman DCL degree ceremony, Acadia University. – 1976
P2367 Photograph of tree planting at Campbell House. – 1976
P2368 Photograph of Margaret Hyndman during tree planting ceremony at Campbell House. – 1976
P2369 Photograph of Robin Law and Margaret Hyndman at tree planting ceremony at Campbell House. – 1976
P2370 Photograph of Margaret Hyndman and Robin Law at tree planting ceremony at Campbell House. – 1976
P2371 Photograph of Margaret Hyndman at tree planting ceremony at Campbell House. – 1976
P2372 Photograph of guests attending tree planting ceremony at Campbell House. – 1976
P2373 Photograph of guests attending tree planting ceremony at Campbell House. – 1976
P2374 Photograph of Helena F. Normanton. -- 4 Sept. 1950
 
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