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The Resource Victor and Evie : British aristocrats in wartime Rideau Hall, Dorothy Anne Phillips

Victor and Evie : British aristocrats in wartime Rideau Hall, Dorothy Anne Phillips

Label
Victor and Evie : British aristocrats in wartime Rideau Hall
Title
Victor and Evie
Title remainder
British aristocrats in wartime Rideau Hall
Statement of responsibility
Dorothy Anne Phillips
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the middle of the Great War, Victor Cavendish, the ninth Duke of Devonshire, and his wife Lady Evelyn landed in Halifax in November 1916 so he could serve as the governor general of Canada. Throughout the difficult years of the First World War and its aftermath, the new governor general travelled extensively, oversaw policy, presided over Canada's rejection of the British honours system, and walked a fine line between the colonial authorities and Canada's desire for greater independence. Meanwhile, the duchess managed their home at Rideau Hall and fretted over propriety between her daughters and the young male staff who lived with them. In Victor and Evie, Dorothy Anne Phillips provides an intimate portrait of a family at the centre of Canadian social and political life. Based on personal letters released in 2005, the correspondence of an aide-de-camp, the duke's diary, and other primary documents, Phillips constructs a detailed inquiry into the family's relationships with each other and with the prominent people they met. This volume details their reactions to a number of dramatic events, including the conscription crisis, the Halifax Explosion, the influenza epidemic, the Winnipeg General Strike, the Prince of Wales's tour across Canada, and the courtship of their daughter Dorothy by the young Harold Macmillan, the future British prime minister. An engaging account of politics, travel, love, and tragedy, Victor and Evie presents the life of a governor general and his family during a pivotal moment in early twentieth century Canada."--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Phillips, Dorothy Anne
Dewey number
971.061/2092
Index
index present
LC call number
F1034.D48
LC item number
P55 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Devonshire, Victor Christian William Cavendish
  • Devonshire, Evelyn Cavendish
  • Rideau Hall (Ottawa, Ont.)
  • Aristocracy (Social class)
  • Governors general
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Devonshire, Evelyn Cavendish
  • Devonshire, Victor Christian William Cavendish
  • Devonshire, Evelyn Cavendish
  • Devonshire, Victor Christian William Cavendish
  • Rideau Hall (Ottawa, Ont.)
  • Rideau Hall (Ottawa, Ont.)
  • Guerre mondiale, 1914-1918
  • Gouverneurs généraux
  • Aristocrates
  • HISTORY
  • Aristocracy (Social class)
  • Governors general
  • Canada
  • Great Britain
Label
Victor and Evie : British aristocrats in wartime Rideau Hall, Dorothy Anne Phillips
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Canada beckons -- Getting settled in the colony -- Maintaining imperial standards -- Honours : the first conflict -- The blossoming of Lady Maud -- Summer adventures, 1917 -- Crises of state -- A most notable wedding -- Travels from coast to coast -- A troubled winter, 1918 -- Honours : the "unmitigated nuisance" returns -- Blue sea lake and other summer pleasures, 1918 -- Influenza, armistice, and aftermath -- Parliament rejects British hereditary honours Again -- Evie in England, 1919 -- The Winnipeg General Strike -- The duty and pleasure of summer 1919 -- The Prince of Wales, and other peacetime pleasures -- Dorothy and Harold -- The end of an era
Control code
990234186
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773551350
Lccn
2017473915
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1vkhjs4
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)990234186
Label
Victor and Evie : British aristocrats in wartime Rideau Hall, Dorothy Anne Phillips
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Canada beckons -- Getting settled in the colony -- Maintaining imperial standards -- Honours : the first conflict -- The blossoming of Lady Maud -- Summer adventures, 1917 -- Crises of state -- A most notable wedding -- Travels from coast to coast -- A troubled winter, 1918 -- Honours : the "unmitigated nuisance" returns -- Blue sea lake and other summer pleasures, 1918 -- Influenza, armistice, and aftermath -- Parliament rejects British hereditary honours Again -- Evie in England, 1919 -- The Winnipeg General Strike -- The duty and pleasure of summer 1919 -- The Prince of Wales, and other peacetime pleasures -- Dorothy and Harold -- The end of an era
Control code
990234186
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773551350
Lccn
2017473915
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1vkhjs4
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)990234186

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