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Register of the McClung (Nellie Mooney) Letter, 1915
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: McClung (Nellie Mooney) Letter,
    Date (inclusive): 1915
    Collection number: Mss2.M128
    Extent: 0.1 linear ft.
    Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
    Stockton, CA 95211
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], McClung (Nellie Mooney) Letter, Mss2.M128, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

    Access Points

    personal name

    McClung, Nellie Louise Mooney (1873-1951)
    Brown, Mrs. E.K.


    Suffragists -Canada -Correspondence
    Women authors -Canada -Correspondence


    Nellie Mooney McClung (1873-1951) was a Canadian novelist, prohibitionist and suffragette. She taught school in Manitoba (1889-1896), married Robert W. McClung (1896), bore five children and authored sixteen books, the best known of which is Sowing seeds in Danny (1908). She was a founding member of the Manitoba Political Equality Club (1912) and she lectured throughout Canada on behalf of woman suffrage (1912-1914) until Canadian women won the vote. McClung subsequently moved to Edmonton, Alberta where she was elected to the Alberta Legislature (1921). As a legislator McClung worked for public health nurses, free medical and dental care for children and liberalized birth control, divorce laws and property rights for women. Defeated in 1926 because of her strong stand for prohibition, McClung was later Canadian delegate to the League of Nations (1938).

    Scope and Content

    McClung's seven page letter is to Mrs. E.K. Brown of Winnipeg (1915) expressing sympathy for her loss of a child. The file includes a published biographical sketch of Nellie McClung.