Edith Archibald

Edith Archibald

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Edith Jessie Archibald (1854-1936) was a Canadian suffragist and writer who led a group of Women's Christian Temperance Union (WTCU) members on raids of three illicit saloons in Cow Bay, Nova Scotia. Born in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1854, Edith Archibald belonged to a very prominent family with a history of public service. She received some of her early education in London and New York, where her father, Sir Edward Mortimer Archibald, was British Consul General. At the age of twenty Edith married her second cousin Charles Archibald, a mining engineer posted to Cow Bay and then Halifax - where he became vice-president of the Bank of Nova Scotia. Living in Cow Bay with the help of servants and boarding school, Edith raised four children. As a woman of means with relatively few housekeeping and childcare duties she had ample free time and used it to carry out social activism.show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Fer Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136640198
  • 9786136640198