Fonds WA 6 - Annie Elizabeth Hewlett fonds

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Annie Elizabeth Hewlett fonds

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CA ON00351 WA 6

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  • 1911-1974, predominant 1952-1955 (Creation)

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3 cm of textual records

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(1887-1974)

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Annie Elizabeth MayHewlett (1887-1974) was a writer in Saskatchewan. She was born Annie Elizabeth May Brown in Sutton-on Hill, Yorkshire, England, on February 25, 1887. At the age of 12 she established a newspaper that continued to circulate in her district for years after she immigrated to Canada. She attended teachers college in London and taught school prior to her sailing for Canada in the spring of 1911. That summer, she taught painting at Banff, and in December of that year, she married Arthur Hewlett. Early in 1912, Arthur and Annie Hewlett moved to Cannington Manor in southeast Saskatchewan. During the depression years, Annie wrote a column called "Down on the farm" for the Saskatchewan Farmer. In 1970, at the age of 83, she published her first book, A too short yesterday, and in 1972-1973 a serial, "The gate," appeared in the Western Producer. Exhibitions of her watercolour paintings were held at the Regina Public Library, as well as one in Laguna Beach, California. She was the first president of the Saskatchewan Homemakers' Association for farm wives, and a member of the Canadian Women's Press Club.

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Fonds consists of material created, published, and accumulated by Annie Elizabeth May Hewlett. Includes a scrapbook and correspondence.

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Received as part of the Lady Aberdeen Collection which was donated in 1967 by the National Council of Women of Canada. A.E.M. Hewlett had sent this scrapbook to Elizabeth Long as "samples" of her work and of her own scrapbooks which she wished to send to the National Council.

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  • English

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