Again, we don’t know much about Annie Ironside Cowan (1859-1952). She was born in Sault-Ste.-Marie in 1859. She married William John James (1844-1901) of Portage-la-Prairie, with whom she had five children. She was widowed in 1901 and in 1908 married Henry James Cowan (1873-1930). Sometime after that, she moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, where she died in 1952. Her chapbook of poetry Vancouver Island and Other Poems was published in 1940.
I was updating Lily Alice Cooke Lefevre‘s entry, having discovered that her titles are all up in the wonderful internet archive, only to discover that the scanned microfilm of The Lions Gate, and The “Beaver” to the “Empress” is unreadable. So I have downloaded it, tidied it up in Photoshop, and am now reposting the page images as well as the searchable pdf I have created.
L.A. Lefevre, The Lions Gate, and The “Beaver” to the “Empress” (Vancouver, BC: Thomson Stationery, 1903).
Fenton, Faith. “Marget: A New Year’s Memory.” Green Holly: Sing Heigh-ho Unto the Green Holly [Stratford, ON? : s.n., 1895?]: 37-41.
This is a rather morose story for a holiday eve, but I suspect the pathos and sentimentality is intended to make us reflect on our lives at this moment of transition into a new year. I hope your evening is far better than this family’s, especially Marget’s. I really wonder what exactly it was that she felt she had to atone for…
Jackson, Ida Grindlay. “The Old Order Changeth.” National Home Monthly (November 1932): 4.
Van Stockum, Hilda. “The Hermit’s Christmas.” The Ensign (23 December 1950): 18.
Godfrey, Norah. Cavalcade (Toronto: Ryerson, 1946).