Volume 25, Number 1 (Spring & Summer 2008) – Finding a Way: 19th Century New Brunswick Women

Officers' Quarters Volume 25, Number 1 (Spring & Summer 2008) - Finding a Way: 19th Century New Brunswick Women

Officers’ Quarters Volume 25, Number 1 (Spring & Summer 2008) – Finding a Way: 19th Century New Brunswick Women

Editorial Committee: Bill Acheson, Susan Acheson, Pat Flemming, Fred white, Doug Wright and Vincent Erickson (Editor)

Contents:
“From the Editor’s Desk …” by Vincent Erickson (page 3)

“From Bankrupt Father to Millionaire” by Virginia Bliss Bjerkelund (page 4)

Abstract:
This article outlines Elisabeth Robinson Scovil’s life and achievements during the turn of the 19th century. She never married but devoted her life to writing, championing women’s rights and nursing. She was one of the first fully trained nurses as well as helped create several nursing organizations including the VON and the Pickett Memorial Fund.

“Providential Openings: Women Weavers in 19th century Queens County” by Cynthia Wallace-Casey (page 10)

Abstract:
This article discusses the role of weaving in 19th century homes and communities. This side profession enabled non-weaving families to buy things such as warm winter clothing and blankets from women weavers, creating income for the weavers’ households and afforded a community economy as well.

“‘Farming them out’: ‘Paupers for Sale'” by Elizabeth Blaney (page 16)

Abstract:
This article discusses the poor in New Brunswick, namely women and children and the immorality they perpetuated. It outlines the role of laws established to control them through work houses and their sale at auctions as well as the governmental surveillance to asses the financial burden they created for the Parish.

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