Passing Through Missing Pages

Passing Through Missing Pages

The Intriguing Story of Annie Garland Foster

Book - 2011
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Annie Garland Foster was born in Fredericton, NB, in 1875. She was an educator, nurse, politician, social reformer, journalist and biographer of Pauline Johnson. But she was also a bit of a mystery. In 1939, Annie wrote an autobiography titled Passing Through in which she described the challenges and adventures of her earlier life: as a co-ed at UNB in the 1890s, teaching in rural Saskatchewan and British Columbia, nursing the Great War's wounded in Britain's military hospitals, being elected to the City Council in Nelson, BC, in 1920 and consorting with suffragettes. But despite her efforts to share her story, she was an intriguingly private person. Her memoir, peppered with pseudonyms and cryptic information, reveals more about the mysteriousness of her character than about the events of her life. Most curious of all is her deliberate removal of one of the most intriguing and critical chapters of her story. In this thoughtful and thorough biography, Frances Welwood begins her work where Foster ends her tale. Welwood follows her elusive subject from Fredericton to Nelson, giving historical context to Annie's insightful and cinematic prose. But most exciting of all, Welwood finally sheds light on the events described in the six pages excised from Passing Through the circumstances connecting Annie to a 1926 murder trial.
Publisher: Halfmoon Bay, B.C. : Caitlin Press, 2011
ISBN: 9781894759618
1894759613
Branch Call Number: 971.103 FOS NVD
Characteristics: 253 p. : ill. ; 23 cm

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