By Margaret Addison, Jean O’Grady

Drawing at the diary Margaret Addison stored whereas traveling in Europe, Jean O'Grady makes to be had the stories of the girl who might 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 global" tradition and background and displays on its that 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 knowing of ways the British adventure may be tailored to learn the ladies who might stay in Annesley corridor, for which Victoria collage was once then elevating cash. This never-before released diary, edited and annotated by means of Jean O'Grady, bargains a extraordinary perception into the cultural milieu of the ladies who formed larger schooling in Canada. it is going to be necessary for someone drawn to Canadian tradition and the historical past of schooling, and provides a terrific of "womanliness" that's of curiosity to feminist theorists.

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The substance of her meditation is anything but dreamlike, as she is occupied mostly with financial calculations, but the label of "dreamer" serves to disavow any serious pursuit of the plan and reflects a real ambivalence at this stage as to her own possible involvement. Later, on December 3, she ventures something a little stronger but still self-depreciating: "How I should like to do something for the education of my own country," she writes, "but when I look around, and see the advantages others have had, which I have not, my hopes INTRODUCTION xxxiii Annesley Hall on the occasion of a Royal Visit, 1905.

From there we went past the church of St. Sulpice which has two high towers, one higher than the other, so built to avoid the law saying no other church in Paris could have towers like the Cathedral. Passing along the Boulevard St. Michel, past Fontaine de TObservatoire and statue of Marshal Ney, we came to St. Etienne du Mont, where are two staircases carved out of solid stone, also a shrine containing the bones of St. Genevieve, the patron saint of Paris. From there to the Pantheon, which stands on the site of two churches, one very old, and dedicated to St.

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. It is in imitation of Trajan's column at Rome, is 142 ft. high, and 13 ft. in diameter. It is of masonry faced with plates of bronze in form of a spiral, made from cannons taken in the Russian and Austrian campaigns.

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