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Henrietta Edwards



Henrietta Edwards



Date of Issue

March 4, 1981




Postal Administration




Series Time Span


Perforation or Dimension



Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.


Based on a painting by Muriel Wood Designed by Dennis Goddard

About Stamp

Henrietta Edwards was born in Montreal in 1849. When she was twenty-six she and her sister founded the Working Girls' Association, which they supported with their own money. It offered a boarding house, a reading room, classes, and meal services. After her marriage, Edwards lived in Alberta, where she campaigned for equal parental rights, mothers' allowances, and rights for women. Through many years of research, she became an expert on Canadian and Alberta laws affecting women and children; even lawyers and judges consulted her on such subjects. Edwards participated in the "Five Persons Case", together with Nellie McClung, Louise McKinney, Emily Murphy, and lrene Pariby. The case confirmed that women were "persons" and had the right to sit in the Canadian Senate. The stamp design is the work of Muriel Wood, and is based on portraits of this remarkable women, along with vignette symbolic of her sphere of feminist activity. Thus, the design for the Henrietta Edwards stamp emphasizes her role as clubwoman and activist among her contemporaries. The typographic design is by Dennis Goddard.
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Canada. Post Office Department. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1981.

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