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ABRAHAMSON, Una Stella

Born
London, England, 1922
Died
Toronto, Ontario, 1999
Biography synopsis
Una Stella Abrahamson, born Una Golding, studied art in England before meeting Roy Abrahamson, who she married before WWII. After moving to Canada in 1946, she studied painting in Ottawa before working as an economist and domestic historian for the Chatelaine Magazine test kitchens during the 1960s. She authored several books: "God Bless Our Home: Domestic Life in Nineteenth Century Canada", "The Canadian Guide to Home Entertaining" and "Crafts Canada: The Useful Arts". In 1978 she was hit by a car in Toronto which left her in a coma; after a long convalescence, she regained her ability to speak and write. Throughout her life she collected books on cookery, and at the time of her death, she had a collection of over 3000 books which is now available at the University of Guelph in the Rare Book Room. It is named the "Una Abrahamson Canadian Cookery Collection."
Media used
Painting
File & Archive locations
University of Guelph, ON - Archival & Special Collections
BIBLIOGRAPHY

Writings about
Una Abrahamson 1922-1998: Greatest Collection of Cookery Books in Canada Culinary Historians of Ontario 1999/No.20/1
http://www.culinaryhistorians.ca/newsletters/CC_20.pdf.
Una Abrahamson Collection University of Guelph: Archival and Special Collections Guelph, Ontario: University of Guelph Library, 2013
http://www.lib.uoguelph.ca/resources/archival_&_special_collections/the_collections/digital_collections/culinary/culinary-collection/una-abrahamson/.
Una Abrahamson. Crafts Canada: The Useful Arts Toronto, Vancouver: Clarke, Irwin & Company Limited, 1974.

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