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Agnes Ethelwyn Wetherald fonds

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Show simple item record Goul, Jen 2010-09-27T16:27:19Z 2010-09-27T16:27:19Z 2010-09-27
dc.description An accomplished poet, writer and journalist, Ethelwyn Wetherald’s works were present in all Ontario readers for school children. Among her most notable works are; The Indigo Bird, The Red-Winged Blackbird, and The Pasture Field. The above poem Legacies is one of her most famous works and appears on her gravestone. Wetherald was born in 1857 as the sixth child out of an eventual eleven. Although born in Rockwood Ontario, she spent most of her life in Fenwick (Pelham Township), Ontario, where she died in 1940. Wetherald used her surroundings as her inspiration and focused on nature. She has been coined a nature poet and journalist. Wetherald received her education at both the Friends boarding school in Union Springs, N.Y. and at Pickering College in Pickering Ontario. After her schooling she wrote numerous articles for the Toronto Globe under the pen name Bel Thistelwaite, derived from her Grandmother’s name. These articles lead to a position as Women’s editor of the Globe and later she was part of the Advertiser’s editorial staff in London Ontario. Wetherald continued writing after she was finished with the papers and published six volumes of poetry between 1895 and 1931. Her work was not only known amongst school children, but also attracted the attention of Earl Grey, Governor-General of Canada in 1907 and Sir Wilfred Laurier, Prime Minster of Canada in 1911. In 1921 she published a book entitled Tree Top Morning, which she dedicated to her daughter Dorothy Rungeling who also became an author. Recently Rungeling published Life and works of Ethelwyn Wetherald 1857-1940 : with a selection of her poems and articles about her mother. Rungeling, Dorothy W., Life and works of Ethelwyn Wetherald en_US
dc.description.abstract This archives contains letters written by Agnes Wetherald, clippings about her life and publications. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries ;RG 84
dc.subject Wetherald Family en_US
dc.subject Wetherald, Ethelwyn en_US
dc.subject Wetherald, Agnes Ethelwyn en_US
dc.subject Rungeling, Dorothy en_US
dc.subject Pelham -- History en_US
dc.subject Quakers -- Ontario -- Pelham -- Biography en_US
dc.subject Poems en_US
dc.title Agnes Ethelwyn Wetherald fonds en_US
dc.type Other en_US

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