N-0000.79 | Bute House school group, Montreal, QC, composite, 1871

 
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Bute House school group, Montreal, QC, composite, 1871
William Notman (1826-1891)
1873, 19th century
Silver salts on paper mounted on card - Albumen process
20 x 25 cm
N-0000.79
© McCord Museum
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Includes the following: 1, I-62819 or 20 Miss M. Rosamond; 2, I-62772, 73 Miss J. Meigen; 3 & 4, I-62739, Misses S. Wilson and E. Baker; 5 & 6, I-62736 Misses C. Whitney and M. Honey; 7, I-62749 Miss S. Rorke; 8, I-62741 Miss M. Rorke; 9, I-62747 Miss C. Nicolson; 10 & 11, I-62770 Misses M. Meighen (left) and E. Butler; 12, I-62738 Miss H. Joseph; 13 & 14, I-62745 Misses B. Christon and S. Gibson; 15, I-62788 Miss J. McKay; 16, I-62774 Miss A. Maciver; 17, I-62779 Miss D. Kingston; 18, I-62791 Miss M. Morris; 19 & 20, I-62776 Misses H. Fraser and Julia Shumway (left, see I-62782 & 83 for ID); 21, I-62833 Miss L. McMullen; 22, I-62966 Miss Williams; 23, I-62836 Miss L. Daikers; 24, I-62822 Miss J. Murray; 25, I-62835 Miss Harriet Isabella McGibbon (see note); 26, I-62793 Miss E. McFee; 27, I-62786 or 87 Miss E. Taylor; 28, I-62817 Miss Neilson.

Keys to History

Bute House, a young ladies' seminary that stood on Sherbrooke Street at the corner of McGill College Avenue, was one of many girls' schools in Montreal at the time that offered a liberal education to boarders and day students alike. Bute House was operated by Miss Isabella and Miss Annabella McIntosh, daughters of Neil McIntosh, a Montreal grocer and wine merchant. When it first opened in 1859 the school was situated on Phillips Square. It then moved in 1862 to Burnside House, James McGill's old summer home below Sherbrooke Street, and in 1865 to its final location. In 1874 the misses McIntosh opened a kindergarten on St. Catherine Street, and Bute House was taken over by Mrs. Robert Watson.