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Canada’s Early Women Writers
Author Biographies in CEWW
Based in Vancouver, Elizabeth Belyea contributed poems to several periodicals and an anthology.
Elise Aylen Scott
Elise Aylen, the second wife of well-known author Duncan Campbell Scott, published her poetry in various periodicals and in one collected volume.
Eliza Chipman of Nova Scotia recorded her thoughts in her spiritual diary that was published after her death.
Eliza Field Jones
English-born Elizabeth Field Jones was better known for her marriage to the Ojibwe Methodist preacher Peter Jones, or Kahkewaquonaby, than for her writings about people she had known.
Eliza Foster Cushing
After moving from Maine to Montreal, Eliza Foster Cushing became deeply involved in the city's literary life.
A life-long resident of Nova Scotia, teacher Eliza Frame published poetry, non-fiction, and a novel.
Eliza Maria Jones
In the 1890s, Eliza Maria Jones published two popular pamphlets of advice about dairying.
One of the first Canadian women to earn a doctorate, Eliza Ritchie spent most of her life in Nova Scotia where she was a suffrage activitist and author of both poetry and non-fiction.
Elizabeth Agnes Page
Elizabeth Agnes Page, sister of Rice Lake poet Rhoda Ann Page, also wrote verse, albeit no publications have yet been verified.
Ontario-based Elizabeth Donaldson published poems in various periodicals in the 1930s and 1940s.
Elizabeth Grove, or possibly one of her sisters, authored the first children's book to be produced in Nova Scotia.
Elizabeth Jane Davin
Reputedly a capable writer, Eliza Jane Davin was active in women's organizations in the Northwest Territories but none of her publications have yet been found.
Elizabeth Lichtenstein Johnston
Elizabeth Lichtenstein Johnston ended her colourful life in Nova Scotia where she wrote her memoirs that were later published as Recollections of a Georgia Loyalist (1901).
Born in Quebec City, Elizabeth Montizambert established herself in London and Paris as a Canadian correspondent for several major Canadian periodicals.
Elizabeth Owen MacDonald
The only publication by Elizabeth Lee Macdonald was a series of nine articles in the Prince Edward Island Magazine (1900-01) entitled Charlottetown Fifty Years Ago.
Elizabeth Posthuma Simcoe
Elizabeth Simcoe spent five years in British North America (1791-1796) during the time of her husband's appointment as Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada. Her diary of these years, published in...
Ottawa-born Elizabeth Smart is known for her iconoclastic writing and unconventional life.
Elizabeth Susan MacLeod
Born in Scotland, Elizabeth Susan MacQueen moved in 1878 to Prince Edward Island, where she became known as “The Island Poetess.”
Ella Bell Wallis
Calgary-based Ella Bell Wallis published two novels, but her third fell victim to the bankruptcy of the Graphic Press in 1931 and never appeared.
Ellanore Parker was a nurse in a Canadian hospital near Dieppe in the First World War. She used her experiences there as the foundation of two novels: The Flower of the Land: A Tapestry of the...
Ellen Barbara Sturgis
During the 1930s Ellen Barbara Sturgis lived in Toronto, where she published her only book.
Ellen Edith Alice McGregor Stalker Ross
Born in England, Ellen Ross immigrated to Montreal, where she published her best-selling novel, Violet Keith, in 1868.
Ellen Kyle Noel
Born in Ireland, Ellen Vavasour Noel was well known for her poetry and fiction in Montreal and Toronto periodicals, published under the name of Mrs. J.V. Noel.
Ellen Lavinia Clutterbuck Jones
While living in Calgary, AB, Ellen Clutterbuck Jones contributed poetry to periodicals and published at least one volume of verse.
Ellen Maud Graham Miller
Elen Maud Graham is best known for her writings about her experience as a teacher in the South African concentrations camps after the South African War.
Born in New Brunswick, Ellen Murray moved to the southern United States where her writings supported her work in the education of freed slaves.
Ellen Vavasour Noel
Elma Rose Machan
During the Second World War, Elma Rose Machan was an active journalist and author of magazine short stories.
Elmira Elliott Atkinson
Elmira Elliott Atkinson was a pioneering Canadian woman journalist who was best known for her columns written in the name of "Madge Merton."
Eloise A. Skimings
Eloise Skimings, known as "The Poetess of Lake Huron," was a distinctive local figure in Goderich, ON.
Eloise White Street is best known for facilitating the publication of the poems of Chief William K’HHalserten Sepass of the Skowkale people of British Columbia, which were translated into English...
Elsa Gidlow, author of the first openly lesbian book of poetry to be published in North America, resided in Montreal during her youth.
Elsie Bell Gardner
A sometime journalist, Elsie Bell Gardner was best known as the author of the popular "Maxie" series of girls' adventure novels.
Elsie Clarissa Porter Reed
Elsie Clarissa Porter Reed published her only novel, A Man Forbid (1935), under the name of "Else Reed."
Elsie Fry Laurence
Elsie Fry Laurence, the mother-in-law of author Margaret Laurence, was herself a writer whose work appeared in many magazines and in several several volumes of fiction and poetry.
Elsie Gregory MacGill
The first woman aircraft designer in the world, Elsie Gregory MacGill published articles about aircraft and later wrote a biography of her mother.
Elsie M. Pomeroy
A teacher in Toronto, Elsie M. Pomeroy wrote many biographies, including a book on poet Charles G.D. Roberts.
Elsie Caroline Woodley trained as a teacher, and published a chapbook of poetry in 1930.
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Author Biographies in CEWW
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