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Laurier Era e-book - based on real letters

Dorothy Nixon

Threshold Girl is a free e-book in pdf format about an Anglo-Quebec student in 1911/12. It is based on real letters from the era.

The e-book, which has a child-labour and Two Solitudes theme, is posted at

The background letters from spring and summer 1911 (lightly edited and annotated) are posted at

Many family photos, both studio and 'snap' are also availabe on the blog Flo in the City- A work in progress. The letters, in their raw, original form are posted on (with a great deal of background).

Complete household accounts from 1883 to 1921 also exist.