Author Bio

4302: Legal status of women of Alberta as shown by extracts from Dominion and provincial laws . 1917.
Edwards, Henrietta Muir (1849-1931.)
1849-1931. Born Montreal; with sister founded Working Girl's Association, 1875, and later the first Canadian magazine for working women, Working Woman of Canada; financed magazine by selling her paintings and miniatures; married physician Oliver Cromwell Edwards (1850-1915) and had three children; moved to Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan, 1882; with Lady Aberdeen founded National Council of Women, 1893, and Victorian Order of Nurses, 1897; moved to Stand Off, Alberta, 1901; convenor of laws of National Council of Women for 38 years; one of "Famous Five" who instigated the appeal to the Privy Council which gave women the right to sit in the Senate of Canada; avid supporter of equal grounds for divorce, reform of the prison system, and mothers' allowances; died at Macleod, Alberta.