Life as a Student: 100 Years Ago
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Diary of a Student and Teacher

(1900 - 1906)

Violet's diary depicts the unique

lifestyle of college students and

describes her experiences as a

young teacher.

page 1a and 1b of 
Violet's diary  5 kb
click to enlarge and read this. (81 kb)
This is the first page
of Violet's diary.
Also, view pages 1b, 2a, 2b, 9a,
and teaching: 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b,
then 58a, 58b, 59a, and finally 59b which
includes the earthquake entry.

 photo of Violet 
as a student 56 kb
click to enlarge (56 kb)
This photo of Violet is part of
one taken of a group of students
while she was attending school.




edited by Brian M. Brown [Violet's grandson]
Part of Violet's diary on teaching in Saskatchewan was published in Saskatchewan History (Winter 1984; Volume XXXVll No.1; pages 32 to 34) [her diary is now preserved in the Saskatoon archives].
Most of her writings on homesteading were originally published in the summer 1985 edition of Alberta History (Volume 33 No.33, pages 9 to 18).
All text and photographs were originally made available by the children of Violet.

Originally published on November 1998 at,
then transfered Jan. 10, 2001 to
Now maintained from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.


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