• Article - "Corsets again"

      Thistlethwaite, Bel; Wetherald, Ethelwyn (n.d.)
      Another article by Ethelwyn Wetherald under the pseudonym Bel Thistlethwaite focused on corsets and the harm they can cause to girls/women. The article is followed by a response from "A Devotee of the Corset". Wetherald then replies "To the Devotees of Corsets".
    • Article - "Pelham Farm Nurtured County P..."

      1963-06-29
      An article cut and photocopied from the Welland Tribune 29 June 1963. The article discusses the life of Ethelwyn Wetherald from childhood to her death in 1940.
    • Article - "Something of Quakerism: The Crusade of George Fox Two Hundred Years Ago"

      n.d.
      An article about the history of Quakerism and the "doctrine of Inward Light, as preached by George Fox more than 200 years ago."
    • Article - "The Man's Side of The Woman Question"

      Wetherald, Ethelwyn (n.d.)
      The article shares a friends question/perspective from the male side of the argument of suffrage. The argument begins with a fear of lost femininity with the ability to vote. By the end of the article, Wetherald remarks "He desires a comrade in his wife, and he would feel astonished and injured if his intelligent remarks concerning private or public affairs should meet at his own fireside with nothing more stimulating than 'a mere mush of concession.' If, as is natural, the fruit of her interest in outside matters is a desire to have a vote in them, he is not alarmed for her femininity. If he can trust her moderation in other directions he surely can in this, and the golden mean in all things is the preservation of womanliness. Certainly he would not know whether to be more amazed or amused at the suggesion that the woman whose childish prattle keeps her husband yawning is more feminine than she whose interests are one with the living interests of humanity."
    • Article - Being a Husband

      Thistlethwaite, Bel; Wetherald, Ethelwyn (n.d.)
      An article entitled "Being a Husband" by Ethelwyn Wetherald under the pseudonym "Bel Thistlethwaite". She begins the article "The desire to be a man has never taken deep root in my heart, but I have often thought I should like to be a husband for a little while." She continues "As for the object of my love, I should not dream of asking her to be mine. It would be impossible for me to respect a woman who belonged to any one. 'Give me, I entreat you, the best right to make you happy. That is and always will be the strongest desire of my life.' Such or something like it would be the form of my address. But lovely words drop easily from lover's lips. In any case these flowers of speech should, of course, bloom perennially."
    • Article - Ethelwyn Wetherald

      Pomeroy, Elsie (1933-03-05)
      An article about the life and work of Ethelwyn Wetherald printed in The Challenge. The article discusses that she not only wrote about nature, but also emotion and life. The author mentions "Sir Wilfrid Laurier was one of her many admirers and in one of his speeches in the House of Commons, he quoted her poem, 'My Orders'. 'My orders are to fight. Then if I bleed, or fail, Or strongly win, what matters it? God only doth prevail. The servant craveth naught Except to serve with might. I was not told to win or lose - My orders are to fight'". The article is also signed by the author with a note that reads "with much love from Elsie Pomeroy".
    • Article - Ethelwyn Wetherald's Poetry, An Appreciation

      Garvin, John W. (1931-10)
      An article of appreciation for the work of Ethelwyn Wetherald. The article includes a few of Wetherald's poems. The article begins "I may be regarded as almost a truism that if a poet be placed in any environment, particularly of Nature, things of beauty will soon be observed and sung about."
    • Article - Woman's World "The Right Not to Vote"

      Thistlethwaite, Bel; Wetherald, Ethelwyn (1888-06-16)
      An article from the column Woman's World by Ethelwyn Wetherald under the pseudonym Bel Thistlethwaite. The article discusses a woman's right to vote, Wetherald writes "It is always easier to leave things are they are than to make changes in them. That is what slave-owners said before the American civil war; -and no doubt many of the slaves were more comfortable than they were after they had gained their freedom. Granting that most of the colored population were satisfied with their old social status, and that most women are contented with their present restricted liberties, that does not affect the righteousness of the emancipation movement. But it is said that women should not inerfere in man's sphere. Very well, then let man see to it that he does not interfere in woman's sphere. One of the most powerful unintentional arguments in behalf of woman suffrage that I ever red was contained in a poem called 'Divorced,' under which ran the lines, 'Custody of the child given to the father.' To the father! But the law will never be just to women until women have a share in the making of it."
    • Article - Woman's World: "A word on Woman Suffrage"

      Thistlethwaite, Bel; Wetherald, Ethelwyn (1888-06-05)
      An article from the column Woman's World written by Ethelwyn Wetherald under the pseudonym Bel Thistlethwaite. The article makes an argument for the equal rights of women as Wetherald states "From the discovery that she is a thinking, reasoning being, it is but a step to the knowledge of her rights and duties as a citizen and to her perception of the fact that those who are equally bound to submit to laws should have an equal voice in the construction of those laws. Why should not women instead of men be the sole makers of the laws which control both sexes? Is it because woman's place is in the home and family? It may be affirmed quite as emphatically that man's place is in the shop or on the farm. The duties we owe to the State are only second in importance to those we owe to our households. Every family has or should have the benefit of maternal as well as paternal wisdom. But how is it with our country? It is pretty thoroughly fathered; some of its fathers could easily be dispensed with - at least there are rumors to that effect. But it has never yet been mothered."
    • Article - Woman's World: "Advice to an Engaged Girl"

      Thistlethwaite, Bel; Wetherald, Ethelwyn (1888-05-28)
      An article written in the Woman's World column by Ethelwyn Wetherald under the pseudonym Bel Thistlethwaite. She discusses the type of men that a girl should marry and those she should avoid. She also mentions that you should like the person before you love them. She also discusses not rushing marriage, "Don't let any one hurry you into marriage. You are an independent young woman now - something you can never be again after you are merged - or submerged - in husband and home. The novelists write "finis" at the wedding-day because it is then that the reign of prose begins."
    • Article - Woman's World: "Pecuniary Dependents"

      Thistlethwaite, Bel (?-11-15)
      An article in the Woman's World column written by Ethelwyn Wetherald under the pseudonym Bel Thistlethwaite. The article discusses the role of women once married and no longer a wage-earner. She states "Every feminine wage-earner is worthy of honor, but the work of not one is worthy to be compared in importance with the work of that noblest and greatest of all the world's workers - the loving, loyal wife and mother. In her hands is the destiny of her children, and in their hands is the destiny of the nation. All honor be to her! All honor - and a little ready money!"
    • Article - Woman's World: "To Lace or Not to Lace"

      Thistlethwaite, Bel; Wetherald, Ethelwyn (1888-01-05)
      An article written in the Woman's World column by Ethelwyn Wetherald under the pseudonym Bel Thistlethwaite. The article focuses on the negative impact of corsets for women and Wetherald states: "If some men did not admire stove-pipe waists, stove-pipe waists would cease to exist. That is the undeniable fact. Now, let us consider the character of these men. Are they men of brains rather than of fashion or men of fashion rather than of brains? Do they cherish an exalted ideal of womanhood, or do they speak of the women they admire in the same terms of insulting admirations that they use in reference to their favorite trotting horses? ...The admiration of men is very sweet, but we don't need to kill ourselves in order to get it, because in truth it is not at all a difficult thing to get."
    • Article - Womans World: "Getting a New Dress"

      Thistlethwaite, Bel; Wetherald, Ethelwyn (1888-07-20)
      An article about the process of having a dress made, written by Ethelwyn Wetherald under the pseudonym Bel Thistlethwaite. The final paragraph reads: "This is all that has to be endured on the first day. But you have a sad prevision of a future visit when the waist will be ready a future visit when the waist will be ready to try on. It will be a trying time. The long breath you would like to take to fortify you during the operation is strangled in its birth by the meeting of buttons and buttonholes; the rebellious words you would fain utter are choked off by the tight band beneath your ears; the strong right arm with which one brief moment since you could easily have laid your captor low, now hangs limp and nerveless in its sleeve; even the ignominous consolation of fight is denied you - there is no fleeing under a dead load of drapery. Alas, poor slave what will you do now? Better put a good face on it. Flaunt your fetters in the free air of heaven and pity the poor heathen who are not too civilised to dress as they please."
    • Articles - Life and Death of Ethelwyn Wetherald

      1940
      The two articles describe the life of Ethelwyn Wetherald and the arrangements following her death. The articles are titled "Beloved Author, Poetess Passes Away at Fenwick" and "Beloved Poet Laid to Rest".
    • Articles - Passing of Ethelwyn Wetherald

      Bernhardt, Clara (1940-04)
      Two articles by Clara Bernhardt on the passing of Ethelwyn Wetherald. The first article is from "Saturday Night", and the second from "Canadian Author and Bookman". Bernhardt mentions she knew "Miss Wetherald through correspondence during the last threee years of her life, during which period we met once at 'The Tall Evergreeens' near Fenwick, Ont."
    • Birthday Card with Oriole Illustration and Poem

      circa 1925
      A handmade birthday card with an illustration of an oriole. The front reads "Spring your birthday, I carry spring and your birthday to you". Inside is a handwritten calendar for January 1925 and a poem called "The Oriole". The poem reads "It is a pretty Oriole, That builds her hanging nest, Then lays her lovely little eggs, That lie beneath her breast. And when the little ones hatch out, Their hanging bed will swing, And while the mother feeds her young, The father bird will sing. O what a pity it would be, To kill the little birds, Because 't would bring them misery, Too great for any words."
    • Clipping "The Baby's Picture"

      circa 1912
      A clipping from a newspaper with a picture of baby "Gladys" before her name was changed to Dorothy. There is also a poem called "The Baby's Picture", it reads "Here is Baby Gladys, only partly dressed, And here is the camera man at the door. Run for a pretty frock - yes, bring her best, Ribbons at the shoulder straps and ruffles down before; Laces and embroidery around the petticoat, Little silky stockings and white kid shoes; Azure sash entwining her, with fringing ends afloat, And cushions piled up back of her in half a hundred hues. No, says the picture man, leave her tootsies bare. Woolly shirt and petticoat? Why, they're just the thing! Never mind the comb and brush; life her in her chair, Go and get the dinner-bell-ting-a-ling-a-ling! Now, will someone kindly sneeze - that will make her laugh. There, my little girl, you'll have a splendid photograph. E.W."
    • Clippings by/about Ethelwyn Wetherald

      Wetherald, Ethelwyn; Garvin, John; Glory, Morning; M.O.H.; Fox, Annie Marion; Pomeroy, Elsie (1921)
      A series of clippings that are either about Ethelwyn Wetherald or authored by her in a variety of sources. They include: "April is her Birthday Month (Woman's Century 1921), "Tastes Differ" by Ethelwyn Wetherald, "Around the Fireside: Agnes Ethelwyn Wetherald" (February 11, 1922), "On Becoming Eighty" by Ethelwyn Wetherald (Saturday Night, June 26, 1937), "The Home Forum: A Tribute to the Late Ethelwyn Wetherald", "Our Canadian Writers - Ethelwyn Wetherald" by Morning Glory, "To February" by Ethelwyn Wetherald, "Ontario Life in Poetry" by Ethelwyn Wetherald, "My Legacy" by Ethelwyn Wetherald, "Three Years Old" by Ethelwyn Wetherald, "Dear Homemaker - Ethelwyn Wetherald", "The Home Forum: Congratulations to Ethelwyn Wetherald", "The Home Forum: Indoor Exercise", "A Sweet Voice Stilled", "In Memory of Ethelwyn Wetherald" by Annie Marion Fox, "Correspondence: A Rare Spirit" by Quinte Gal, "When Dimplefeet was Cupid" by Ethelwyn Wetherald, "Silent Meeting" by Ethelwyn Wetherald, "Among Ourselves" by Bel Thistlethwaite, "Nature Poet Was Born April 26, 1857" by Elsie Pomeroy.
    • Copy of the Birth Certificate of Sarah Harris

      1786
      A copy of the birth certificate for Sarah Harris, daughter of Thomas and Mary Harris of the city of Cork, 9 March 1786. There are witnesses signatures included. This would be a relation of Ethelwyn Wetherald's Mother, Jemima Harris Balls. There are two copies.
    • Diary Entry - Ethelwyn Wetherald (circa. 1939)

      Wetherald, Ethelwyn (2013-05-29)
      A diary entry taken from the personal diary of Ethelwyn Wetherald circa. 1939. This particular entry dated March 10 and March 11 includes a poem. She first states "still snowing" then follows with a poem with death as the subject "Because Death took you from me". Following the poem is the line "sent to L.H.J" March 11. The Diary consists of addresses, 'to do' lists, poems and observations. Diary contains at least 14 poems handwritten by Wetherald during the year 1939.