I-7245 | Mrs. William Notman and baby Alice, Montreal, QC, 1863

 
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Mrs. William Notman and baby Alice, Montreal, QC, 1863
William Notman (1826-1891)
1863, 19th century
Silver salts on glass - Wet collodion process
12 x 10 cm
Purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.
I-7245
© McCord Museum
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Alice Merry Woodwark (1832-1906) was the wife of the founder of the William Notman photographic studio in Montreal. A native of Nailsworth, England, Alice married William Notman in Paisley, Scotland in June 1853.

Alice and William had seven children: Frances Elizabeth (1855-1867); William McFarlane (1857-1913); Jessie Sloane (1859-1942); Alice Richenda (1863-1881); Emily Mary (1865-1946); George Richard Woodwark (1868-1921); and Charles Frederick (1870-1955).

In November 1856, Alice immigrated to Canada to join her husband who had been living in Montreal since August of that year. She arrived on board the ship S.S. Canadian in the company of her 16-month-old daughter Frances Elizabeth.

Mrs. William Notman was widowed in 1891. Suffering from bronchial pneumonia, she died in Montreal on January 2, 1906, at age 74. She is buried in the Mount Royal Cemetery.

Alice Richenda Notman was the family's fourth child. At age 17, Alice succumbed to typhoid fever. She was the second daughter of the family to die, after Frances Elizabeth.