Register of the McClung (Nellie Mooney) Letter, 1915

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Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
University Library, University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA 95211
Phone: (209) 946-2404
Fax: (209) 946-2810
URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
© 1998
University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.



Register of the McClung (Nellie Mooney) Letter, 1915

Collection number: Mss2.M128

Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections

University Library

University of the Pacific

Contact Information

  • Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
  • University Library, University of the Pacific
  • Stockton, CA 95211
  • Phone: (209) 946-2404
  • Fax: (209) 946-2810
  • URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
Processed by:
Don Walker
Date Completed:
November 1998
Encoded by:
Don Walker
© 1998 University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: McClung (Nellie Mooney) Letter,
Date (inclusive): 1915
Collection number: Mss2.M128
Creator:
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

Access

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.

subject

Suffragists -Canada -Correspondence
Women authors -Canada -Correspondence

Biography

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.

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