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The Resource The small details of life : twenty diaries by women in Canada, 1830-1996, edited by Kathryn Carter

The small details of life : twenty diaries by women in Canada, 1830-1996, edited by Kathryn Carter

Label
The small details of life : twenty diaries by women in Canada, 1830-1996
Title
The small details of life
Title remainder
twenty diaries by women in Canada, 1830-1996
Statement of responsibility
edited by Kathryn Carter
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This anthology presents twenty diary excerpts written between 1830 and 1996, reflecting the upper-class travails of nineteenth-century travellers and settlers as well as the workaday struggles and triumphs of twentieth-century students, teachers, housewives, and writers. The diarists are single, married, with children and without, and range in age from fourteen to ninety years old." "The excerpts - each preceded by a biographical sketch of the diarist - make compelling reading. Elsie Rogstad Jones endures the sudden death of her baby in 1943; Constance Kerr Sissons, writing in 1900, discovers that her husband already has a Metis wife à la facon du pays'; and Dorothy Duncan MacLennan ruminates on her married life with Hugh MacLennan in 1950s Montreal. Writers Marian Engel, Edna Staebler, and Dorothy Choate Herriman contemplate the creative process. Two diarists, Phoebe McInnes and Sophie Alice Puckette, writing in the first decade of the twentieth century, reveal the contradictions and difficulties of their lives as unmarried schoolteachers. In an excerpt from a diary written in 1843, Sarah Welch Hill, a newly arrived settler, describes her violent marriage in what must be one of the few nineteenth-century documents describing domestic abuse in the first person." "With an introduction that examines diary writing by women in Canada from a historical and theoretical perspective, The Small Details of Life represents a significant contribution to the fields of Canadian women's history and life-writing. It enriches our understanding of women's literature in Canada, especially the strong tradition of personal non-fiction writing, and provides compelling glimpses into the lives of a range of Canadian women."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
IDEBK
Dewey number
  • 920.071
  • 305.4/0971
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • CT3270
  • F1005
LC item number
  • .S63 2002
  • .S53 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Carter, Kathryn
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Canadian diaries
  • Women
  • Canada
  • Women
  • Canada
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Canadian diaries
  • Women
  • Canada
  • Vrouwen
  • Kanada
  • Frau
  • Geschichte
  • Tagebuchaufzeichnung
  • Kanada
  • Femmes
  • Femmes
  • Frau
Label
The small details of life : twenty diaries by women in Canada, 1830-1996, edited by Kathryn Carter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 469-478)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Turbulent beginnings : Frances Ramsay Simpson: diary, British North America, 1830 / S. Leigh Matthews -- Sarah Welch Hill: diary, Canada West, 1843-5 / Robynne Rogers Healey -- Amelia Holder: diary, New Brunswick, 1868-9 / Joanne Ritchie -- pt 2. Conflict and confusion : Jessie Nagle and Susan Nagle: Jessie Melville Nagle diary, British Columbia, 1869-70, Susan Abercrombie Nagle diary, British Columbia, 1870 / Anita Bonson -- Sarah Crease and Susan Crease: diaries, British Columbia, 1878 / Barbara Powell -- Constances Kerr Sissons: diary, Ontario, 1901-2 / Rosalind Kerr -- pt. 3. Hesitation and pause : Phoebe McInnes: diary, British Columbia, 1901 / K. Jane Watt -- Caroline Alice Porter: diary, Saskatchewan, 1907 / Lillian Tuttosi -- Sophie Alice Puckette: diary, Alberta, 1908 / Nanci Langford -- pt. 4. Exploration : Mina Wylie: diary, Ontario, 1911 / Morgan Holmes -- Miriam Green Ellis: diary, Northwest Territories, 1922 / Lisa LaFramboise -- Mary Dulhanty: diary, Nova Scotia, 1926-7 / Janne Cleveland and Margaret Conrad -- pt. 5. Love, loss, and work : Dorothy Choate Herriman: diary, Ontario, 1932-3 / Albert Braz -- Elsie Rogstad Jones: diary, Alberta, 1943 / Maxine Hancock -- Dorothy Duncan MacLennan: diary, Quebec, 1953 / Martha Slowe -- Marian Engel: diary, Prince Edward Island, 1976 / Afra Kavanagh -- pt. 6. Reflective endings : Mary Eidse Friesen: diary, Manitoba, 1990 / Julie C. Chychota -- Edna Staebler: diary, Ontario, 1996 / Judith Miller
Control code
666912059
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 486 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442682375
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt56xv9
Publisher number
418287
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)666912059
Label
The small details of life : twenty diaries by women in Canada, 1830-1996, edited by Kathryn Carter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 469-478)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Turbulent beginnings : Frances Ramsay Simpson: diary, British North America, 1830 / S. Leigh Matthews -- Sarah Welch Hill: diary, Canada West, 1843-5 / Robynne Rogers Healey -- Amelia Holder: diary, New Brunswick, 1868-9 / Joanne Ritchie -- pt 2. Conflict and confusion : Jessie Nagle and Susan Nagle: Jessie Melville Nagle diary, British Columbia, 1869-70, Susan Abercrombie Nagle diary, British Columbia, 1870 / Anita Bonson -- Sarah Crease and Susan Crease: diaries, British Columbia, 1878 / Barbara Powell -- Constances Kerr Sissons: diary, Ontario, 1901-2 / Rosalind Kerr -- pt. 3. Hesitation and pause : Phoebe McInnes: diary, British Columbia, 1901 / K. Jane Watt -- Caroline Alice Porter: diary, Saskatchewan, 1907 / Lillian Tuttosi -- Sophie Alice Puckette: diary, Alberta, 1908 / Nanci Langford -- pt. 4. Exploration : Mina Wylie: diary, Ontario, 1911 / Morgan Holmes -- Miriam Green Ellis: diary, Northwest Territories, 1922 / Lisa LaFramboise -- Mary Dulhanty: diary, Nova Scotia, 1926-7 / Janne Cleveland and Margaret Conrad -- pt. 5. Love, loss, and work : Dorothy Choate Herriman: diary, Ontario, 1932-3 / Albert Braz -- Elsie Rogstad Jones: diary, Alberta, 1943 / Maxine Hancock -- Dorothy Duncan MacLennan: diary, Quebec, 1953 / Martha Slowe -- Marian Engel: diary, Prince Edward Island, 1976 / Afra Kavanagh -- pt. 6. Reflective endings : Mary Eidse Friesen: diary, Manitoba, 1990 / Julie C. Chychota -- Edna Staebler: diary, Ontario, 1996 / Judith Miller
Control code
666912059
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 486 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442682375
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt56xv9
Publisher number
418287
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)666912059

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