1910 Feminism and Woman Suffrage in Canada (Women's Vote)
Index of Tighsolas Pages
Letter to the Editor: Montreal Witness 1910 Pro Suffrage
Montreal Suffrage Exhibit 1912 clipping
1913 Suffrage "Round Up" of events, UK, US, Canada. Clipping
Unlike more mainstream Montreal newspapers, the Montreal Daily Witness (a newspaper founded to promote temperance) was all for women's suffrage. Unlike many women, Margaret and Edith weren't concerned with temperance, nor did they want the vote to bring wholesome family values to the city slums. They wanted the vote because they felt women were equal to men and they wanted to see a world with equal opportunities for women.
Margaret Nicholson Votes in 1920 (I did not feel degraded! How I love this country!)
"Billy and votes for women" Newspaper Clipping 1910 era (Margaret's)
Robert Burns on the rights of women: Margaret's Clipping from 1912
Suffragettes and the Servant Problem (Margaret's Clipping)
Future Union Leader Marion Nicholson's 1907 DIARY, during her first year of teaching, age 18. Excerpts. The "push-pull" of biology and ambition, Marion had many suitors at 18: it was still believed the Nicholsons were well-off
1909 Anti Suffrage Editorial, Ladies' Home Journal
Barbara Wylie comes to Montreal 1912 (And she's so pretty!) (Margaret's Clipping)
Women's Rights Through the Ages from 1911 Britannica.
Australia and Votes for Women: Suffrage Pamphlet, article by McGill Prof 1908 (Margaret's_
Women and Work 1910 Women in the Silent Film Industry
Outside link to where you can purchase Angels of the Workplace, article on Canadian garment workers, 1890=1940 and read a short synopsis.
Away from Nature: Clipping. Factory Conditions for women workers.
(Ironically, my grandfather, Jules Crepeau, was Director of Public Works in Montreal in the 20's.)
Woman's Proper Sphere Is the Society Woman a Parasite?
Women and Vanity
Hats Feminism and Royalty
Adultery and the Social Evil 1910 (Montreal Council of Women)
The Perfect Lady is a Pig 1913 Clipping
The New Profession of Homemaking
Why Teachers Hate Their Jobs
The Dawn of the Age of Mass Publicity
1910 Women's Magazines
Does Love Matter to a Suffragette? Gertrude Atherton
Advice to Girls
Carrie Derick (sometimes misspelled Derrick) was President of the Montreal Council of Women 1909-1912 and the founder of the Montreal Suffrage Association in 1913. She was also Canada's first female full professor! Click for an outside link to one of many Derick biographies online. In the clipping below, she is listed as Evening Speaker. The Montreal Suffrage Association was militant and worked for the right of women to vote in Federal elections. Quebec women didn't get to vote in provincial elections until 1940. Click here to read how Mrs. Montgomery of Richmond embarrassed everyone at a 1921 election meeting at the Town Hall asking about this very thing. Edith got to know Derick at McGill later on. No wonder they got along, Edith was a militant suffragette sympathizer.