LETTERS FROM A LADY RANCHER
Volume 11 Number 2.
Monica Hopkins presents her life story from September, 1909 to November, 1911 in the form of letters she had mailed to her friends in England. These letters were her link with the life in England that she had left behind when she married an Albertan rancher and came to live in the "wilderness" near Calgary.
These letters, and others, have since come to be the property of the Glenbow Museum (well known in western Canada as a historical resource) and thus published. An introduction by Sheilagh S. Jameson, employed by the museum, fills in the previous life of Monica Hopkins and outlines her later years, most of which were spent in the Calgary area. As well, this introduction aptly presents the scope, intent, and style of Hopkins's story:
Monica Hopkins' letters form an amusing...
The easy to read, flowing style of the story is supported by clear type, good quality paper, related historical references available at the museum and a detailed index. These enable the book to be used in historical research, although its major use will be one of entertainment and enjoyment for any reader interested in Alberta pioneer life.
Elaine Atwood, St. Albert, AB.
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