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St Andrew's Ball, Montreal, 1912

Montreal Daily Star, 7 December 1912, page 10

St Andrew’s Society Ball

From a spectacular point of view St Andrew’s Ball last night surpassed all previous years.  256 more words


Le ravissement de Lol V. Stein

Le ravissement de Lol V. Stein 
Marguerite Duras
Gallimard, folio 1964

Honnêtement je n’ai pas beaucoup compris de ce qui se passe dans ce livre flou. 131 more words

French Literature

Historic List of Scottish Societies in Canada - Assistance please!

I am trying to create a list of all the Scottish societies which have been founded in Canada since the beginning of Scottish settlement here in order to view trends etc. 840 more words


Untangling the Various Narratives - More About Maude Smith, Suffragette, 2016

When writing about a person of note it is always important to understand the different narratives which are used about them.  This is particularly important when you are writing about them as a part of a family history.  1,380 more words


Entertaining & Being Entertained - Etiquette, 1937

From: Etiquette: The Blue Book of Social Usage by Emily Post, New York and London, Funk & Wagnalls Co, 1922/37.


The Late Guest

A polite hostess waits twenty minutes at most after the dinner hour, and then orders dinner to be served.  288 more words


Edward VII Statue, Phillip's Square, Montreal, 1914

Montreal Daily Star, 1 Oct 1914, page 3

Work of Peacemaker will Prevail though Armies Battle Now

Huge crowd cheered wildly as brother of late Monarch unveiled statue in Phillip’s Square – Children sang patriotic air – speeches by the Duke, Sir Thomas Shaughnessy, Sir Alexander Lacoste and Mayor Martin… 938 more words