Margaret Addison, Jean O’Grady's Diary of a European Tour, 1900 PDF

By Margaret Addison, Jean O’Grady

ISBN-10: 077351886X

ISBN-13: 9780773518865

Drawing at the diary Margaret Addison stored whereas traveling in Europe, Jean O'Grady makes to be had the stories of the lady who could turn 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 reports with British and ecu society. She describes her encounters with "old international" tradition and historical past and displays on its that means for Canada. Her journey ended with visits to the neighborhood women's faculties in Oxford and Cambridge, visits that have been vital to her realizing of ways the British adventure should be tailored to profit the ladies who could stay in Annesley corridor, for which Victoria university was once then elevating money. This never-before released diary, edited and annotated by means of Jean O'Grady, deals a striking perception into the cultural milieu of the ladies who formed better schooling in Canada. it will likely be useful for an individual drawn to Canadian tradition and the historical past of schooling, and provides an amazing of "womanliness" that's of curiosity to feminist theorists.

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This ascended Cook's advertisement for the Paris Exposition. (Cook's Excursionist, from Thomas Cook Archives) 14 D I A R Y OF A E U R O P E A N TOUR three sides of a square, and we were six flights up! To right and left on each landing opened passages, and squares off which were rooms. We were 54, and there was a story above us - about 80 rooms in each section, I would think. " The rooms were rather pleasant: nicely papered, a marble mantel with mirror in gold frame, wardrobe with mirror, wash stand with two sets of dishes as is common all over Europe, two beds, table, commode and two chairs.

Others say it stood midway between this and where now stands the Statue of Strasbourg. The place is very large, and square. 13 We turned then onto the celebrated Champs-Elysees. It is certainly a magnificent street, very wide - three roads I think, along the part nearest the Place. Many restaurants and places of amusement, then as one goes on further, there are fine high houses - flats of course, on each side of the road. A row of gas jets with globes of colours must make this a fairy scene at night.

We had yet to learn that Paris begins to live at nine, and keeps up its gaiety till two and three. Cook's Exposition Hotel was an exposition in itself. The architecture was on the principle of most rooms out of smallest space, and on smallest expense. There were sections A, B, C, D, E & F; each had its own entrance, and if you were in F, as we were, you had to travel down a street in the burning sun till you reached the entrance where began the stairs. This ascended Cook's advertisement for the Paris Exposition.

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