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Register of the McClung (Nellie Mooney) Letter, 1915
Mss2.M128  
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Description
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.
Background
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).
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