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Annie Elizabeth May Hewlett (1887-1974) was a writer in Saskatchewan. She was born Annie Elizabeth May Brown in Sutton-on-Hull, Yorkshire, England, on February 25, 1887. At the age of 12 she established a newspaper that continued to circulate in her district for years after she immigrated to Canada. She attended teachers college in London and taught school prior to her sailing for Canada in the spring of 1911. That summer, she taught painting at Banff, and in December of that year, she married Arthur Hewlett. Early in 1912, Arthur and Annie Hewlett moved to Cannington Manor in southeast Saskatchewan. During the depression years, Annie wrote a column called "Down on the farm" for the Saskatchewan Farmer. In 1970, at the age of 83, she published her first book, A too short yesterday, and in 1972-1973 a serial, "The gate," appeared in the Western Producer. Exhibitions of her watercolour paintings were held at the Regina Public Library, as well as one in Laguna Beach, California. She was the first president of the Saskatchewan Homemakers' Association for farm wives, and a member of the Canadian Women's Press Club.
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File consists of a scrapbook created by Annie Elizabeth May Hewlett at Cannington Manor, Saskatchewan. Scrapbook includes articles and stories by Hewlett, most of them published in The Leader-Post (Regina) and other newspapers and magazines. Many of the articles are about western Canada or the history of Saskatchewan and Cannington Manor.
The scrapbook includes the following:
- Cannington Manor historic park : a Saskatchewan historic site. [s.l.] : Saskatchewan Diamond Jubilee and Canada Centennial Corporation, .
- Obituary of Annie Elizabeth May Hewlett. The Leader-Post, April 18, 1974. [photocopy]
- "England on the prairies." The Beaver, December 1952, 20-25.
- "The manorless manor of Cannington." The Producing News, 1960, 16-22.
- "Charles Pryce of Fernley: he builded well at Cannington". [unidentified newspaper article, n.d.; "no. 1 of 3 articles"]
- "Revealing account book items: Charles Pryce of Fernley, pioneer." [unidentified newspaper article, n.d.; "no. 2 of 3 articles"]
- "Braw lads and sonsy lassies." [unidentified newspaper article, n.d.; "no. 3 of 3 articles"]
- "Pioneer prince of yarners: Alfred Le Mesurier of Cannington Manor." The Leader-Post, June 29, 1955, p.?
- "Godfroie Rainville of Cotham." The Leader-Post, July 20, 1955, p.?
- "France on the prairies." The Beaver, March 1954, 3-7.
- "Sounding brass." Onward, July 5, 12, 19, 26; Aug. 2, 9, 1953, p.-419, 438-439, 446-449, 452-453, 462-463, 468-469, 475, 486-487, 494, 500-501, 510-511.
- "Down on the farm." Saskatchewan Farmer, November 2, 1931, p. 9; June 1, 1937, p. 9; 1945, p.?; 1945, p. 24.
- "Memories stirred as church marks 75th year." The Leader-Post, June 29, 1960, p.2.
- [Ts. excerpts from from letters to her mother. 1911-1933.]
- "Reflections at eventide." The Leader-Post, November 17, 1952, p.?
- "And thus to California." The Leader-Post, December 8, 1954, p.?
- "Home to Saskatchewan." The Leader-Post, June 15, 1953, p.?
- "'Double yolk' promises." [The Leader-Post, n.d., p.?]
- "Character overlooked." [The Leader-Post, n.d., p.?]
- "Gentle gentility." [unidentified periodical], November 13, 1953, 729-730.
- "In praise of little hospitals." [n.d., p.45, ?] [unidentified newspaper clipping]
- "Mount Ararat has its points." [n.d., p.?] [unidentified newspaper clipping]
- "Now it's 'O' for operator." [n.d., p.?] [unidentified newspaper clipping]
- "Salty words add tang." The Leader-Post, February 27, 1952, p.?
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- Regina Leader-Post (Publisher)