Series 12 - Literary Club files

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Literary Club files

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CA ON00131 00079-12

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  • 1907-1962 (Creation)
    Alumnae Association of the Wesleyan Ladies' College

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5 cm of textual materials

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The Alumnae Association of the Wesleyan Ladies' College, established in June 1868, supported the continued intellectual engagement of graduates of Wesleyan Ladies' College. Their motto was "Vita sine literis mors est" (Life without literature is death). The Alumnae Association's Literary Club was primarily composed of Wesleyan alumnae, but accepted some non-alumnae as well as daughters and grand-daughters of original graduate-members, and continued to do so after the college ceased to exist. The Literary Club, sometimes referred to as the Ladies' Literary Club or Hamilton Ladies Literary Club, was also affiliated with the Royal Society of Canada. The club met on a biweekly basis from October to May, and held an annual meeting in June. In the 1957-1958 season, they started to meet once a month. The Literary Club remained active until ca.1966.

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Series consists of pamphlets containing program schedules for the Literary Club in connection with the Wesleyan Ladies' College.

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  • Box: Alumnae Association Literary Club