Alberta 1917–1954

Eaton divorced Bertrand Babcock, married businessman Frank Reeve, and, with her three children, moved west to the Canadian province of Alberta in 1917. At the Bow View Ranch in Morley, Alberta, Eaton experienced life on the wide open prairie, populated only by ranchers, indigenous people, cattle, and horses. This far-flung locale sparked a new phase in Eaton’s career. She wrote two realist novels set in the Canadian west and published a number of journalistic features about the people, places, and happenings of her new home. Several of these texts use racial slurs that, although problematic now, were commonly used in her day to describe Indigenous, Black, and Asian characters. Even so, that Eaton would resort to slurs even to describe Chinese is surprising. During this period, Eaton also began to experiment with a new form of publication, the “pulps”--cheaply produced magazines featuring genre fiction of various sorts, including romance, mystery, and adventure fiction--the more sensational, the better.

Alberta

TitleDate PublishedTranscription Available
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for Mrs. Reeve Replies.
Mrs. Reeve RepliesNovember 27, 1918No
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for Lend Me Your Title (Part One).
Lend Me Your Title (Part One)February 1919Yes
Other People’s Troubles: An Antidote to Your Own [Part 1]February 05, 1919No
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for Other People’s Troubles: An Antidote to Your Own [Part 2].
Other People’s Troubles: An Antidote to Your Own [Part 2]February 20, 1919Yes
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for Lend Me Your Title (Part Two).
Lend Me Your Title (Part Two)March 1919Yes
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for Other People’s Troubles: An Antidote to Your Own [Part 3].
Other People’s Troubles: An Antidote to Your Own [Part 3]March 20, 1919Yes
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for Other People’s Troubles: An Antidote to Your Own [Part 4].
Other People’s Troubles: An Antidote to Your Own [Part 4]April 05, 1919Yes
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for Other People’s Troubles: An Antidote to Your Own [Part 5].
Other People’s Troubles: An Antidote to Your Own [Part 5]April 21, 1919Yes
Other People’s Troubles: An Antidote to Your Own [Part 6]May 05, 1919No
Other People’s Troubles: An Antidote to Your Own [Part 7]June 05, 1919No
Other People’s Troubles: An Antidote to Your Own [Part 8]June 20, 1919No
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for Other People’s Troubles: An Antidote to Your Own [Part 9].
Other People’s Troubles: An Antidote to Your Own [Part 9]July 05, 1919Yes
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for Other People’s Troubles: An Antidote to Your Own [Part 10].
Other People’s Troubles: An Antidote to Your Own [Part 10]July 21, 1919Yes
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for Other People’s Troubles: An Antidote to Your Own [Part 11].
Other People’s Troubles: An Antidote to Your Own [Part 11]August 05, 1919No
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for Sinners [Part One].
Sinners [Part One]1920Yes
Sinners [Part Two]1920No
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for Plain Pig.
Plain PigSeptember 30, 1921Yes
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for Some Motorists Are Not as Popular with the Farmers as Many of Them Think.
Some Motorists Are Not as Popular with the Farmers as Many of Them ThinkOctober 22, 1921Yes
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for My First Appearance in New York City.
My First Appearance in New York CityNovember 16, 1921No
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for First Appearance in New York City.
First Appearance in New York CityNovember 19, 1921No
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for Visiting New York.
Visiting New YorkNovember 19, 1921No
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for Johnny’s Calf and Pa’s Cow.
Johnny’s Calf and Pa’s CowDecember 24, 1921Yes
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for A Tragedy of the Wheat Fields.
A Tragedy of the Wheat Fields1922Yes
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for Memories.
MemoriesJune 17, 1922Yes
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for Hard Times in New York for Struggling Writers.
Hard Times in New York for Struggling WritersJune 24, 1922Yes
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for Starving and Writing in New York.
Starving and Writing in New YorkOctober 15, 1922Yes
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for Cattle.
Cattle1923Yes
Cattle1923No
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for Elspeth.
ElspethJanuary 1923Yes
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for Canada’s Loss of Many Of Best Authors Proves Little Short of Calamity.
Canada’s Loss of Many Of Best Authors Proves Little Short of CalamityMarch 03, 1923Yes
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for The Canadian Spirit in our Literature.
The Canadian Spirit in our LiteratureMarch 24, 1923Yes
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for Some Lesser Known Authors of Alberta.
Some Lesser Known Authors of AlbertaOctober 13, 1923No
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for How I Came to Write Cattle.
How I Came to Write “Cattle”December 08, 1923Yes
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for Writer Tells How She Came to Write Cattle.
Writer Tells How She Came to Write “Cattle”December 20, 1923Yes
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for Cattle.
Cattle1924No
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for Canadian Authors [Garvin].
Canadian Authors [Garvin]January 05, 1924No
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for Canadian Authors [Dennison].
Canadian Authors [Dennison]January 09, 1924No
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for Alberta, the Land of Work, is New Name Given to This Country by Calgary Author.
Alberta, the Land of Work, is New Name Given to This Country by Calgary AuthorJanuary 12, 1924Yes
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for Plenty of Opportunity for Men in Alberta If They Will Go on the Land.
Plenty of Opportunity for Men in Alberta If They Will Go on the LandJanuary 19, 1924No
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for Books, Literary Notes, etc [Bliss Carman].
Books, Literary Notes, etc [Bliss Carman]January 22, 1924No
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for Drama of the People, for the People, by the People.
Drama of the People, for the People, by the PeopleJanuary 25, 1924Yes
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for Little Theatre Movement Aims to Encourage Talent of Every Kind and Sort.
Little Theatre Movement Aims to Encourage Talent of Every Kind and SortJanuary 25, 1924No
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for Books, Literary Notes, etc [Lauriston].
Books, Literary Notes, etc [Lauriston]February 05, 1924No
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for Canadian Authors [Carman].
Canadian Authors [Carman]February 13, 1924No
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for A Protest.
A ProtestMarch 1924Yes
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for An Art Gallery for Calgary.
An Art Gallery for CalgaryApril 30, 1924Yes
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for Statement.
StatementMay 1924No
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for Books, Literary Notes, etc: Edith Wharton.
Books, Literary Notes, etc: Edith WhartonMay 28, 1924No
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for Royal and Titled Ranchers in Alberta.
Royal and Titled Ranchers in AlbertaAugust 30, 1924Yes
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for His Royal Nibs.
His Royal Nibs1925Yes
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for Her Love Sin (Part One).
Her Love Sin (Part One)January 23, 1925Yes
Her Love Sin (Part Two)February 06, 1925No
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for London Town.
London Town1930Yes
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for To Poets.
To Poets1930No
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for You Can’t Run Away from Yourself.
You Can’t Run Away from Yourself1925–1930Yes
Vitriol1924–1931No
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for Second Honeymoon.
Second Honeymoon1932No
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for Because We Were Lonely.
Because We Were LonelyApril 1933Yes
Beautifullest One1917–1935No
Boom City1917–1935No
Carlile MacCartney1917–1935No
Colette1917–1935No
The Girl and the Rainbow1917–1935No
Hans Schwartz1917–1935No
Happiness Preferred1917–1935No
Hetty1917–1935No
Hi-Jack1917–1935No
The Hold Up1917–1935No
Janet’s Family1917–1935No
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for John and I.
John and I1917–1935Yes
King’s Daughter1917–1935No
Marie-Anne1917–1935No
New York Days1917–1935No
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for The Other Woman.
The Other Woman1917–1935No
Our Late Hired Man1917–1935No
Philomena1917–1935No
Relatively Speaking1917–1935No
Telephone Girl1917–1935No
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for Tough Girl.
Tough Girl1917–1935No
World’s Darling1917–1935No
Bad Penny1923–1935No
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for Sins of the Fathers.
Sins of the Fathers1936No
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for Coyotes.
Coyotes1919–1936No
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for I am a White N[---].
I am a White N[---]Yes

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Joey Takeda

Joey Takeda is the Technical Director of The Winnifred Eaton Archive and a Developer at Simon Fraser University’s Digital Humanities Innovation Lab (DHIL). He is a graduate of the M.A. program in English at the University of British Columbia where he specialized in Indigenous and diasporic literature, science and technology studies, and the digital humanities.
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