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The Resource Just a larger family : letters of Marie Williamson from the Canadian home front, 1940-1944, Mary F. Williamson and Tom Sharp, editors

Just a larger family : letters of Marie Williamson from the Canadian home front, 1940-1944, Mary F. Williamson and Tom Sharp, editors

Label
Just a larger family : letters of Marie Williamson from the Canadian home front, 1940-1944
Title
Just a larger family
Title remainder
letters of Marie Williamson from the Canadian home front, 1940-1944
Statement of responsibility
Mary F. Williamson and Tom Sharp, editors
Title variation
Letters of Marie Williamson from the Canadian home front, 1940-1944
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Second World War had been under way for a year when Marie and John Williamson welcomed two English brothers to join them for the duration of the conflict. Marie and John, who lived with their own two children in a small house in north Toronto, had met the boys' mother, Margaret Sharp - a distant cousin of Marie - just once. Nobody had any idea how long the war would last. What were they getting themselves into? Nevertheless, all Canadians, Marie was convinced, wanted to do their bit for Britain
  • Marie wrote over 150 letters to Margaret Sharp between August 1940 and May 1944, imagining that she could make Margaret feel she was still with her children. She shepherded the boys through education decisions and illnesses, eased their adaptation to a strange new life, and rejoiced when they embraced unfamiliar winter sports. The letters brim with detail about food shortages and rationing, family holidays, the family's efforts to cope with the financial implications of two extra mouths to feed, their involvement in their church, and the games and activities that kept them occupied. Marie's letters reflect the lives and concerns of a particular family in Toronto, but they also reveal a portrait of what was then Canada's second-largest city during wartime. --pub. desc
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
UWW
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1898-1969
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williamson, Marie
Dewey number
940.53/161
Illustrations
portraits
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
D810 C4
LC item number
W55 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1931-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sharp, Tom
  • Williamson, Mary F
Series statement
Life writing series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sharp, Margaret
  • Williamson, Marie
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Toronto (Ont.)
  • Sharp, Margaret
  • Williamson, Marie
  • Sharp, Margaret
  • Williamson, Marie
  • Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945
  • Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945
  • Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945
  • Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945
  • HISTORY
  • Evacuation of civilians
  • Children
  • Canada
  • Great Britain
  • Ontario
  • Weltkrieg
  • Heimatfront
  • Kanada
Label
Just a larger family : letters of Marie Williamson from the Canadian home front, 1940-1944, Mary F. Williamson and Tom Sharp, editors
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1036259185
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 378 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781554583461
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
portrait
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036259185
Label
Just a larger family : letters of Marie Williamson from the Canadian home front, 1940-1944, Mary F. Williamson and Tom Sharp, editors
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1036259185
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 378 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781554583461
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
portrait
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036259185

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