|St. Paul's Girls' School Grade 8 (Entrance) Class, 1910|
Buckley Collection, PH 29S/32PC
To mark the first day of school, we thought we'd share this postcard of an enthusiastic grade eight class from St. Paul's Girls' School in Toronto. Standing in the back row is Rev. Msgr. John Laurence Hand, pastor of Toronto's oldest Catholic parish from 1892 to 1936. The girls' teacher, Sister Arsenia, is not photographed; one of the students sent her this souvenir postcard in the summer of 1910. This item was donated by Sr. Mary Buckley, CSJ, whose ancestor Margaret Buckley is identified as the girl in the second row from the back, third from the left.
On this day of new beginnings, we are thrilled to publish our first blog post! The staff at ARCAT is hoping to keep our Archivist's Pencil sharpened for weekly features and other updates.