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Dec.13.2012
  A Darcy worth his britches.   Yesterday, I went to see the National Arts Center play Pride and Prejudice with my husband. My son and daughter in law got me tickets for my birthday.   It was a charming production, beautifully staged. The actors well cast. During the show, I enjoyed...
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Dec.01.2012
    Eastern Townships Casualties at Vimy Ridge clipped by Nicholsons. Ovide Vincent of Coaticook, killed at Vimy Ridge, April 9, 1917. Several Richmond Men, including a Maxwell Pope, wounded.   Richmond, Quebec   June 2nd, 1917   Sunday Morning   Dear Mother,  ...
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Nov.26.2012
The Blair brothers and sister. Hugh at top and in individual portrait. The Brother at the right betrays their Cree ancestry.   The Nicholson women, although 'middle class', were born to economy. And Marion Nicholson Blair was the most capable of them all, but even she struggles during the...
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Nov.24.2012
Flora Nicholson The War Time Nicholson Letters begin in 1916 with a letter from Herbert Nicholson, Margaret and Norman's prodigal son, who left for the West of Canada in 1910 under a disgrace. It's explained in School Marms and Suffragettes. I have no 1915  letters for him on hand...
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Nov.22.2012
  With my birthday coming up, I was feeling lonesome and particularly lonesome for my sons, so I got out my firstborn's first toy, a clown, with no name, as far as I remember. What a sweet face it has! My son used to suck on his nose. You see, as I was going through the Nicholson Letters to...
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Nov.18.2012
1910 Striking Garment Workers in NY. Library of Congress stamp.   Hmm.   I have included an IMPORTANT scene at the end of Threshold Girl, the first part of myhttp://www.tighsolas.ca/schoolmarmsandsuffragettes_nixon.pdf.pdf It takes place on Saturday, June 20th, 1912. Margaret Nicholson,...
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Nov.16.2012
Google Earth, Rue York and Prince Arthur Imagine this street in 1917, full of people out spading their wartime gardens. Some people know what they are doing and some are deskilled city slickers turning the earth for the first time. There are more horse drawn carriages than automobiles on the...
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Nov.15.2012
            Hm. I am re-reading the paper Divided by the Ballot Box by Tara Brookfield, about the Montreal Council of Women and the Vote and WWI.   It's a wonderful article (printed in the Canadian Historical Review) but I have one issue with it.   The...
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Nov.07.2012
  *Mrs Ethel Snowden, popular suffragist speak in Canada, wife of a British Labour MP, and an eloquent speaker who happened to be beautiful too, so that pleased the mostly male reporters. I've been writing about 1910 and the woman suffrage movement on this blog. The suffrage movements of...
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Nov.01.2012
  This is the newspaper clipping Edith Nicholson made of the February 1913 Suffrage Exhibit at 622 St. Catherine West (as opposed to Ste. Catherine Ouest). They have a Suffrage Sandwich Man and a Limerick contest. What fun! And one special lady visitor is being given a tea at the Ritz, which...
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Oct.30.2012
    Isadora Duncan.   I've been researching Emmeline Pankhurst - and more particularly her influence on Canada and especially Quebec for a documentary I am creating on the Suffrage Movement in Canada.   The elder Pankhurst came to Canada twice (on official visits, possibly...
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Oct.27.2012
Here's a portrait of Flora MacDonald Denison, Canadian suffragette, from a Library of Congress website. Many people come to my blog looking up "Flora Macdonald". I have written a book, School Marms and Suffragettes, about the 1910 era lives of Flora, Edith and Marion Nicholson of Richmond...
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Oct.26.2012
  A Suffragette  being hustled away at a UK Demonstration. Conrad Black got into the headline news, again, last week, when he had a fight (not physical, but threats were made) with a BBC interviewer or presenter as they are called. He is in the UK promoting his new book, A Matter of...
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Oct.25.2012
  Unfortunately, Edith Nicholson did not cut out any clippings of Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst's trips to Canada. Hard to believe. I think this is because, when Pankhurst came to Canada (and if I am right she came in 1909 and late 1912) she kept a fairly low profile. Of course, there were some...
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Oct.24.2012
  St James United, once St. James Methodist. The 1913 meeting of the Canadian Council of Women was held in the lecture hall. "As England was the storm-center of the suffrage movement, she thought it well to refer chiefly to that country, and said that while the suffragists at times could not...
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