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Title Elaine Catley's Diary
Author Catley, Elaine (1889-1984)
Date Jan-Dec 1920
Document Type Personal Account
Reference M8821
Library / Archive Glenbow Museum
Collection Name Elaine Catley Fonds
Description Consists of the diary of Elaine Catley, an immigrant from England, in which she describes preparations to emigrate, the voyage to Canada, the train trip across the country to Alberta, and her family's life in Calgary, including setting up house and finding jobs.
Biographical Note / History Elaine Maud Clark (1889-1984) was born in Bath, England. In 1915 she married Sidney Charles William "Laddie" Catley, 1886-1972. They emigrated to Canada in 1920 and resided in Calgary, Alberta. She wrote many articles and poems for Canadian and British periodicals and newspapers and was active in the Canadian Authors Association. She joined the Calgary Branch of the CAA in 1921, and founded the Poetry Group of the organisation in 1925. She also belonged to the Canadian Women's Press Club, and was active in the Home and School Association for 25 years. She published six books of poetry. She and Sidney had four children, John Lawrence (1918 - ); Stella Mary (1920-1952); Helen Vera (Raby) (1930 - ); and Colin Arthur (1933 - ).
Theme(s) Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations
Country (from) Great Britain
Country (to) Canada
Nationality English
People Catley, Elaine
Keywords travel, emigration, living conditions, employment
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Glenbow Museum catalogue.
Language English
Copyright Glenbow Museum