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.
TitleDate PublishedTranscription Available
Telephone Girl1917-1935No
Philomena1917-1935No
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John and I1917-1935Yes
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Coyotes1919-1936Yes
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Lend Me Your Title (Part One)Feb. 1919No
Other People’s Troubles: An Antidote to Your Own [Part 1]5 Feb. 1919No
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Other People’s Troubles: An Antidote to Your Own [Part 2]20 Feb. 1919Yes
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Lend Me Your Title (Part Two)Mar. 1919No
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Other People’s Troubles: An Antidote to Your Own [Part 3]20 Mar. 1919Yes
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Other People’s Troubles: An Antidote to Your Own [Part 4]5 Apr. 1919No
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Other People’s Troubles: An Antidote to Your Own [Part 5]21 Apr. 1919No
Other People’s Troubles: An Antidote to Your Own [Part 6]5 May 1919No
Other People’s Troubles: An Antidote to Your Own [Part 8]20 June 1919No
Other People’s Troubles: An Antidote to Your Own [Part 7]5 June 1919No
Other People’s Troubles: An Antidote to Your Own [Part 9]21 July 1919No
Other People’s Troubles: An Antidote to Your Own [Part 10]5 Aug. 1919No
You Can’t Run Away from Yourself 1920-1930No
Sinners [Part Two]1920No
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Sinners [Part One]1920Yes
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Plain Pig30 Sept. 1921Yes
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Some Motorists Are Not as Popular with the Farmers as Many of Them Think22 Oct. 1921Yes
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Johnny’s Calf and Pa’s Cow24 Dec. 1921Yes
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A Tragedy of the Wheat Fields1922Yes
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Memories17 June 1922Yes
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Hard Times in New York for Struggling Writers24 June 1922Yes
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Starving and Writing in New York15 Oct. 1922Yes
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Cattle1923Yes
Cattle1923No
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ElspethJan. 1923No
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The Canadian Spirit in our Literature24 Mar. 1923Yes
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How I came to write Cattle8 Dec. 1923Yes
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Writer Tells How She Came to Write Cattle20 Dec. 1923Yes
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Books, Literary Notes, etc1924–1925No
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Cattle1924No
Vitriol1924-1931No
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Alberta, the Land of Work, is New Name Given to This Country by Calgary Author12 Jan 1924Yes
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Plenty of Opportunity for Men in Alberta If They Will Go on the Land19 Jan. 1924No
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A ProtestMar. 1924Yes
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An Art Gallery for Calgary30 Apr. 1924Yes
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Royal and Titled Ranchers in Alberta30 Aug. 1924Yes
His Royal Nibs1925No
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Her Love Sin (Part One)23 Jan. 1925Yes
Her Love Sin (Part Two)6 Feb. 1925No
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Second Honeymoon1932No
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Because We Were LonelyApr. 1933Yes
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Sins of the Fathers1936Yes
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I am a White N[---]No

People Mentioned

Joey Takeda

Joey Takeda is the Technical Director of The Winnifred Eaton Archive and the User Interface Developer at the Digital Humanities Innovation Lab (Simon Fraser University). He is also an M.A. student in English at the University of British Columbia where his research focuses on Indigenous and diasporic Canadian literature; he is currently completing a digital edition of His Royal Nibs.
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