Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Elsie fact #20: Writing a biography of Judge Helen Gregory MacGill

After Elsie had settled in Toronto, Ontario and her firm was moving along Elsie started to look back to her feminist roots. Given the fact that her mother and grandmother were both suffragettes and her mother was the first woman appointed as a judge in British Columbia she had a very strong feminist basis to draw from. 

Elsie was concerned that her mother's legacy would be forgotten after her death and she wanted someone to write her biography. Due to an unexpected turn of fate, she ended up being that person, and the resulting research and writing fanned the flames of her feminist birthright. 

She worked to promote the biography for the rest of her life and a second printing was achieved after her death. 

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