Sub-series 05 - Carrie Mathilda Derick

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Carrie Mathilda Derick

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CA ETRC P058-002-05

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  • [1912?]-1992 (Creation)

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12 textual records.

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Carrie Mathilda Derick was born on 14 January 1862 in Clarenceville to Frederick Uriah Derick and Emma Jane Colton. Carrie began her teaching career modestly, teaching at the Clarenceville Academy at the age of the 15. Following her graduation from the McGill Normal School in 1881, she became principal at the Clarencevill Academy until she returned to McGill to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree. Carrie graduated in 1890 with honours in Natural Sciences, followed by the completion of a Master’s degree and became an assistant in the Department of Botany at McGill. In 1897, she was made a lecturer and achieved the title of full professor in 1912, becoming Canada’s first senior professor at a university. Beyond her academic interests, Carrie was passionate about women’s rights and participated in a variety of activities and organizations throughout her lifetime. Carrie died on 10 November 1941.

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The sub-series contains secondary source information on the education and career of Carrie Mathalida Derick from about 1912 to 1992. It consists of biographical sketches, newspaper and magazine articles, obituaries and a family tree.

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