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Table of Contents for
Dear Editor and Friends: Letters from Rural Women of the North-West, 1900–1920, edited by Norah L. Lewis

List of Illustrations

Acknowledgments

“The West Is Calling” | Mary Fraser

Introduction

1899

Icelander

1900

Tom Boy

Pearl

Alberta Fawn

Emma Rose

East Wind

E.M.T.

Late Comer

1901

Sour Grapes

1902

Cowgirl

1903

Maid o’ the Mist

A Bereaved Mother

Nil Desperadum

1904

Frank’s Mother

Bluebird

Still Hopeful

1905

Sage-Brush: From a Dry Climate

Butter and Eggs: Land for Single Women

B.S.: Room for a Change

T. Lynch: Teachers Wanted in B.C.

A Wrathy Spinster: A Spinster Who Knows

B.C.: Young Wives

J.W.: A Man among the Amazons

A Clerk: A Good Place for Women

Mother

A Mother

1906

Western Teacher: A Western Teacher’s Advice

Young Schoolma’am: A Word for Widowers

B.A.M.: A Happy Western Teacher

Poor but Hopeful: On Mining Speculation

Big Mike: Big Mike Wants a Working Wife

1907

Marie

Meadow Rue

Imogen: Teaching in the West

Hazel Eyes: A Brave Woman

Sunset: Diana of the Pacific

Bess: Fond of Horses and Hunting

1908

Barrie: Helpful and Amusing

Cricket of Paradise Valley: Life and Love

A Marriageable Woman: A Chance for a Bachelor

Bread Winner: A Sad Story

1909

Teresa: An Englishwoman’s View

Lord Ullin’s Daguther: The Wife’s Dower

Mere Men: The Dower Question

Brightness: Pretty and Useful Seat

Justice of the Peace: The Dower Law

Mrs. J.A.K.: Baby for Adoption

Nawitka: A Strong Plea for Women

A Wife and Mother: The Franchise

1910

Addariah: A Vexed Question

Farmer’s Wife (Slave): A Real Grievance

Farmer’s Wife: Story of a Maternity Nurse

One Who Knows: Why Young People Leave the Farm

In-the-Depths: Comfort Wanted

Temperance Worker: Local Option

Old Maids

1911

Settler: Graham Island

1912

Tired: Tired’s Letter of Thanks

Christina: A Helpful Letter

Penelope: Her Heart’s Desire

Flynn Valley: Children Need a Home

Rosebush: A Prairie Christmas Tress

Betty: Things Look Black

Morning Albertan: A Christmas Tree

1913

Beacon: Matrimonial Laws in Saskatchewan

1914

Sweet Idaho: Children Given Away

Grandmother: Methods in Child Raising

A Mother: Health and Morality

Worker: What Do You Think?

Residential Teacher: School Problems

A Broken-Hearted Wife: a “Bacher’s” Wife

1915

Brother Bachelor: A Voice from Vancouver

Hope: Women Need to Get Out

Francis Marion Beynon: Who’ll Help This Baby?

F.M.B.: Many Homes for Baby

A Homesteader’s Wife: Four Lean Years in Five

Aloha Twin: Valuable Fur

An English Soldier’s Wife

1916

Farmer: A Pitiful Heart

Evangeline: When a Man Enlists

Determination: Can’t Alter Circumstances

Saskatchewan Rose: The Question of Population

A Loving Wife

No Occupation: Wake Up! Farm Women

The Mother of a Soldier: The Grandmother Speaks

A Soldier’s Mother: Advice for Expectant Mothers

1917

New Country-Woman: Query?

Maternity: On Midwives

Saskatchewan Nancy: The Sensible Age

1918

Prairie Maid: Brave Little Girl

Discouraged Woman: Another Tragedy

H.M. Mc.: Municipal Hospitals

Ileen: Labor Problem

Young Old Benedict: Champions Married Women

1919

Rosie Cheeked English Girl: Takes Issue With Frenchy

A War Bride: Definition of a War Bride

Isabelle: Calls Attention to Laws

1920

Peggie: To Can Beef and Pork for Summer

Conclusion: Was It Worth the Journey?

Appendix: Papers, Clubs, and Editors

Additional Readings

Index