Anti-suffrage bud vase

Special Collections & Archives holds many items relating to the women's suffrage movement, many pro-suffrage, but also some anti-suffrage. Complementing our documentary collections, we also have a handful of artifacts, including this bud vase, currently in the Alice Riggs Hunt fonds.

Elizabeth Long maintained the library of the National Council of Women of Canada. We recently redescribed her fonds, and found a speech regarding the donation of the vase, and which places it at the same time that the Council donated the Lady Aberdeen Library on the History of Women to the University of Waterloo. (The Mrs. Patriarche mentioned in the speech is Valance St. Just Patriarche, an active member of the Winnipeg branch of the Canadian Women's Press Club.)

We are unsure how the vase came to be in the Alice Riggs Hunt fonds. However, we are most excited to have discovered new evidence as to its provenance!

Statue of geese honking, with inscription "we want our votes"

Speech given by Elizabeth Long

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