Travels and Identities

Travels and Identities

Elizabeth and Adam Shortt in Europe, 1911

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"Elizabeth Smith Shortt was one of the first three women to obtain a medical degree in Canada, and her husband, Adam Shortt, enjoyed a successful career as a professor of politics and economics at Queen's University in Kingston. In 1908 Adam Shortt relocated his family to Ottawa to take up a commission to oversee civil service reform under Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier. There he convinced his superiors that an onsite investigation of four European countries would expedite his effort to improve Canada's bureaucracy, and in June 1911 he and Elizabeth embarked on their trip. This book chronicles their Atlantic crossing and extended visit to England, as well as trips to Switzerland, Austria, Germany, and the Netherlands."--Page 4 of cover.
Publisher: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781771122252
1771122250
Branch Call Number: 914 S55t
Characteristics: xxi, 271 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm

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