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Hobnobbing with a countess, and other Okanagan adventures : the diaries of Alice Barrett Parke, 1891-1900

Author: Alice Barrett Parke; Jo Fraser Jones
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2001.
Series: Pioneers of British Columbia.
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In 1891, Alice Barrett moved from Port Dover, Ontario, to the Okanagan Valley. Few women's diaries have survived from that time, and Barrett Parke recalls a period of profound transformation in a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Parke, Alice Barrett, 1861-1952.
Hobnobbing with a countess, and other Okanagan adventures.
Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)228125234
Named Person: Alice Barrett Parke; Alice Barrett Parke; Alice Barrett Parke; Alice Barrett Parke
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alice Barrett Parke; Jo Fraser Jones
ISBN: 9780774850100 0774850108 9780774808521 0774808527
OCLC Number: 70772859
Description: 1 online resource (xxxiii, 350 pages) : illustrations, map.
Contents: ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Abbreviations""; ""Introduction""; ""Hobnobbing with a Countess""; ""CHAPTER 1 Quite away from all my people Arriving in the Spallumcheen Valley""; ""CHAPTER 2 The real, the useful, the necessary � these occupy one here Life in the Spallumcheen Valley""; ""CHAPTER 3 A very cosy, happy home At Home in Vernon""; ""CHAPTER 4 How many people I have got to know! Vernon Friends and Acquaintances""; ""CHAPTER 5 Oh! I do hope I�ll be able to do something useful and good A One- Woman Social Welfare Service"" ""CHAPTER 6 A great many people have ailments here Health and Social Issues in the 1890s""""CHAPTER 7 How I love them all Some Members of the Barrett Family""; ""CHAPTER 8 Oh! I wish I could hear someone who would stir me up Religion in the West""; ""CHAPTER 9 A man of Mr. Parke�s ability A Husband of Unusual Accomplishment""; ""CHAPTER 10 I have been as busy as I could be Life at the BX Ranch and Encounters with the Chinese""; ""CHAPTER 11 There is much of the untamed animal nature in me Confessions to the Diaries"" ""CHAPTER 12 The women work much harder than the men Attitudes towards Other Races""""CHAPTER 13 Hob- nobbing with a Countess Early Feminism in Western Canada""; ""CHAPTER 14 I think if I were a man I�d want to go in for [politics] Political Life at the End of the 1800s""; ""CHAPTER 15 People really seem to be getting sanguine over the mining prospects around here Exploration and Prospecting in the Okanagan""; ""CHAPTER 16 It really is shameful the way I neglect my poor old diary lately The End of the Diaries"" ""CHAPTER 17 I wonder when I�m a grey haired old woman if I will enjoy reading these papers! The Final Years""""Notes""; ""Appendix A""; ""Appendix B""; ""Appendix C""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""
Series Title: Pioneers of British Columbia.
Responsibility: edited by Jo Fraser Jones.
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