Advanced Search 

Home - introductions to the site
Search - a searchable database of letters/essays/etc.
Genealogy - short biographical information of each family member
Photographs - various images pertaining to the McQuesten family
Thesis - essays on the McQuestens and lifewriting by Mary Anderson
Timelines - a chronological list of events in the McQuesten family and corresponding historical events
Sitemap/Help - explanations and abbreviations



Standardization and Technical Aspects

The Whitehern Museum Archives site allows public users to search the letters written by the McQuesten family, documents related to the McQuesten family, and the thesis essay written by Mary Anderson. Information about the family, a timeline of events, and related photographs are also available to anyone through the web.

The documents on this site are driven by a web-based MSSQL database. The site has been coded using PHP 4.x and HTML and holds XHTML standards where possible. The site is maintained through a web application available only locally from the Hamilton Public Library to members of the Whitehern team. This application is used for administration purposes to add and edit letters and documents as more are digitized.

The searchable documents in this website's database generate Dublin Core Metadata. All other static pages are within compliance with W3C XHTML 1.0 and CSS 2 standards.
Dublin Core Metadata Valid CSS 2! Valid XHTML 1.0!

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Copyright 2002 Whitehern Historic House and Garden
The development of this website was directed by Mary Anderson, Ph.D. and Janelle Baldwin, M.A.
Please direct questions and comments to Mary Anderson, Ph.D.

Hamilton Public Library This site was created in partnership with and is hosted by the Hamilton Public Library. Canada's Digital Collections This digital collection was produced with financial assistance from Canada's Digital Collections initiative, Industry Canada.