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Author Storrs, Monica, 1888-1967.
Title Companions of the Peace : diaries and letters of Monica Storrs, 1931-1939 / edited by Vera K. Fast ; with an introduction by Vera K. Fast and Mary Kinnear.
Imprint Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, [1999]

Author Storrs, Monica, 1888-1967.
Series North American immigrant letters, diaries and oral histories.
Subject Storrs, Monica, 1888-1967. -- Diaries.
Storrs, Monica, 1888-1967. -- Correspondence.
Anglican Church of Canada -- Biography.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Peace River Valley (B.C. and Alta.)
Pioneers -- Peace River Valley (B.C. and Alta.) -- Diaries.
Pioneers -- Peace River Valley (B.C. and Alta.) -- Correspondence.
Women pioneers -- Peace River Valley (B.C. and Alta.) -- Diaries.
Women pioneers -- Peace River Valley (B.C. and Alta.) -- Correspondence.
Peace River Valley (B.C. and Alta.) -- Social life and customs.
Alt Name Fast, Vera K., 1929-
Description 1 online resource (viii, 246 pages) : illustrations, maps
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-235) and index.
Summary "In 1929 a cultured English gentlewoman arrived in the barely settled wilderness of northern British Columbia as an Anglican missionary, intending to assuage her sense of duty by staying for one year. She stayed for twenty-one. The years covered by Monica Storrs's journal entries (1931-9) were at times unbearably hard, the depression compounding what was already a demanding existence. She and the group of women she lived with, the Companions of the Peace, were sent out as 'missionaries of empire.' As the journals progress, Storrs's droll British wit persists but her imperialistic attitude softens as her work draws her into the lives around her. Expanding on the initial mandate to start Sunday schools, foster contact with women, and perform church services, she became involved in assembling libraries, lending money for seed grain, financing medical assistance, and organizing theatrical performances and poetry contests. After her death even the non-British inhabitants of the Peace River district described her as 'one of us.'"--Jacket.
Contents ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""Diaries and Letters, 1931�1939""; ""Postscript""; ""Notes""; ""Photo Credits""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""V""; ""W""; ""Map""; ""Illustrations""
ISBN 9781442673168 (electronic bk.)
1442673168 (electronic bk.)
0802044743 (acid-free paper)
0802082548 (pbk. ; acid-free paper)
OCLC # 666917981
Additional Format Print version: Storrs, Monica, 1888-1967. Companions of the Peace. Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©1999 9780802044747 (DLC) 00503351 (OCoLC)43791499

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