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By Margaret Addison, Jean O’Grady

ISBN-10: 077351886X

ISBN-13: 9780773518865

Drawing at the diary Margaret Addison saved whereas vacationing in Europe, Jean O'Grady makes on hand the reports of the girl who could develop into the 1st dean of Annesley corridor at Victoria collage. Addison spent such a lot of 1900 vacationing via Europe and Britain. Her reactions to varied exhibitions and museums in London and Paris are vividly recorded, as are her reviews with British and ecu society. She describes her encounters with "old international" tradition and heritage and displays on its which means for Canada. Her journey ended with visits to the neighborhood women's schools in Oxford and Cambridge, visits that have been very important to her realizing of the way the British adventure will be tailored to profit the ladies who could dwell in Annesley corridor, for which Victoria collage was once then elevating cash. This never-before released diary, edited and annotated via Jean O'Grady, bargains a amazing perception into the cultural milieu of the ladies who formed greater schooling in Canada. will probably be beneficial for somebody drawn to Canadian tradition and the background of schooling, and provides an excellent of "womanliness" that's of curiosity to feminist theorists.

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In a cart filled with rubbish of vegetables slept a child with a brown paper bonnet. A woman picked a fowl, and her apron was all blood stained. The fans kept the flies from the meat and food. And altogether the crowd was uncleanly, and untidy. We went from Crenelle to Garibaldi, then past the Exhibition Grounds and Military school, near the Hotel des Invalides, past the Chambre des Deputes, over the bridge de la Concorde, 2O D I A R Y OF A E U R O P E A N TOUR across the Place, and to the Place Vendome, and the vast column.

The waiter brought bread. We said we didn't want it, but wanted rolls, and to make matters plainer, I drew with my fingers the horseshoe-like rolls we had at breakfast. He produced a slice of muskmelon. Again I tried to explain, and he urged veal. They were out of milk, so I could get no chocolate, and so we had each a very small cup of milkless coffee, for which we paid one franc. It was discouraging, and Charlotte looked faint, so we made our way to a bakeshop, picked out all the things we thought very palatable, bought some fruit, and departed to a park near by to eat our lunch.

We were not therefore anxious to exert ourselves unduly, and after the most difficult matter of making out nearly a week's accounts, we started for the Fair shortly before noon. Our first trip was to the bank, then to the Colonial Lunch or rather Restaurant, there to get some dinner. We were joined by Miss Widner, who wanted to see the Art Galleries.

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