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Walter E. Booth Family Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: 1998-19

Collection Scope

This 10” x 12” scrapbook contains a small amount of material consisting of newspaper articles, programs to concerts and church services, obituaries, photographs, miscellaneous papers.

Dates

  • 1894 - 1958

Creator

Access

Access to the collection is unrestricted.

Use

Permission to use collection materials must be requested in writing.

History

Walter E. Booth was born November 28, 1873 in Toronto, Canada, son of George Booth and Myrtilla Cormelia Smith. He attended Model School, Jarvis Street Collegiate and the University of Toronto. He started in business on the editorial staff of the Detroit Tribune and the Chicago Journal. He returned to Toronto in 1900 and entered the manufacturing business, joining his father in the Booth Copper Company. That company became the Booth Coulter Copper and Brass Company, of which he was the head from1919 to1923. In 1898 he married Clara M. Gray of Detroit and they had five children: Florence Maria Booth; Walter Gray Booth; Lawrence Harman Booth; Josephine Ella Booth; and Katherine Clara Booth. At the time of his death he was president of the W.E. Booth Company, working with his son, L. Harman Booth. He spoke five languages, English, French, German, Italian and Russian. Walter E. Booth died on October 27, 1934. This scrapbook was assembled by the Walter E. Booth family of Toronto and passed down to Susan Harman Booth Norberg. Susan Norberg is the daughter of Lawrence Harman Booth and Norma Evelyn Lindsay; granddaughter of Walter E. Booth and Clara Gray, and great granddaughter of George Booth and Myrtilla Cormelia Smith. George was the younger brother of Henry Wood Booth, the father of George Gough Booth.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 OS)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This scrapbook was assembled by the Walter E. Booth family of Toronto. Walter's father was the younger brother of Henry Wood Booth and the uncle of Cranbrook founder George G. Booth. Walter E. Booth started in business on the editorial staff of the Detroit Tribune and the Chicago Journal, before returning to Toronto in 1900 and joining his father in the Booth Copper Company. That company became the Booth Coulter Copper and Brass Company, of which he was the head from 1919 to1923. In 1898 he married Clara M. Gray of Detroit and they had five children: Florence Maria Booth; Walter Gray Booth; Lawrence Harman Booth; Josephine Ella Booth; and Katherine Clara Booth. At the time of his death he was president of the W.E. Booth Company, working with his son, L. Harman Booth. He spoke five languages, English, French, German, Italian and Russian. Walter E. Booth died on October 27, 1934. This 10” x 12” scrapbook contains a small amount of material consisting of newspaper articles, programs to concerts and church services, obituaries, photographs, miscellaneous papers.

Arrangement

Arranged in one box.

Acquisition

Gift of Susan Harman Booth Norberg.

Related Materials

Henry Wood Booth Papers (1985-05)

George Gough Booth Papers (1981-01)

James Edmund Scripps Papers (1987-01)

Processing History

Processed by Cheri Y. Gay, March 2013.
Title
Guide to the Walter E. Booth Family Scrapbook
Status
Completed
Author
Cheri Y. Gay
Date
2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Edition statement
Resource record created by Laura MacNewman.

Repository Details

Part of the Cranbrook Archives, Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research Repository

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