Collection RC0712 - Emily F. Murphy collection

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Emily F. Murphy collection

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RC0712

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  • 1906-1910 (Creation)

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10 items

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(1868-1933)

Biographical history

Born in Cooksville, Ontario, Emily Murphy (née Ferguson) was educated at Bishop Strahan School in Toronto. A feminist and lawyer, she was appointed to the Women's Court in Edmonton in 1916, the first woman magistrate appointed to such a position in the British Empire. She also wrote several accounts of life and travel in Manitoba, Alberta, and Europe under the pseudonym of "Janey Canuck".

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This collection consists of manuscripts of reviews written by Murphy. Each review is written on the blank back pages of review copies of books that Murphy received. There are nine reviews in all. Two of the books (Margaret Baillie Saunders's Litany Lane and Florence Edythe Balk-Hedges's The Story of the Catacombs) are only signed by Murphy, without a review inside them.

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The collection was purchased from John Rush Books, possibly in 1995; one book was donated by Donna Vittoria in October 2008.

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RC0712

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