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Adelaide Hoodless Family Papers

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Adelaide Hoodless (1857-1910) of Eastcourt, Hamilton, Ontario, the wife of furniture company head John Hoodless, was the first Treasurer (1893-1901) of the National Council of Women. She founded the worldwide movement of Women’s Institutes at Stoney Creek in February 1897, and the Hamilton Normal School of Domestic Science and Art in 1900. She enlisted the interest of William Macdonald, the tobacco magnate of Montreal, who gave financial aid to found Macdonald Institute at Guelph in 1903 and Macdonald College at Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Quebec. Adelaide Hoodless died February 26, 1910.

Dates

1890-1972

Types of Materials

  • Microfilm
  • Photographs
  • Published Material
  • Unpublished Material and Manuscripts

Extent

55cm

How to Access This Resource

XR1 MS A001

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