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Title: Magazine - "Chatelaine" June 1932
Identifier: 2005.8.15
Donor: Mrs. Hay
Item Date: 1932
Image Creator: Museums of Mississauga
Creation Date: 2006
Location: Benares Historic House

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Description: Monthly issue (June 1932) of Canadian women's magazine. Contents: fiction, general articles, fashions, the Chatelaine Institute, children's feature, regular departments. The magazine is bound with three staples. The cover is glued to the spine. The cover text is printed in black. The cover illustration is a bride with a floral headdress, white gloves and a bouquet of pink roses, surrounded by whitish daffodils. See attached photocopies. In blue ink handwriting at top centre of cover "Mrs.". On label at top left of cover, printed in black ink: "ALTA 20, MAR - 33". The name and street address of the subscriber are blacked out. History: A new novel by Mazo de la Roche: "The Thunder of New Wings" is serialized on pp 7-10, 32, 34. The illustrations are by R. W. Major. A brief biography of Mazo de la Roche by the editor (Byrne Hope Sanders) is on p. 4, along with a photograph. In 1927, Mazo de la Roche's (1879-1961) novel "Jalna" won the $10,000 first prize in a competition sponsored by "Atlantic Monthly", which provided her with recognition and success in the future. Mazo de la Roche is significant to Mississauga as she lived in Clarkson during the time she wrote her award winning novel, "Jalna". Mazo lived in Trail Cottage, which was located on property that had originally belonged to the Benares Estate. Some people speculate the Benares House was Mazo's inspiration for the Whiteoaks of "Jalna". Mazo was friends with the Harrises and had visited Benares. She was born in Newmarket as Mazo Louise Roche. She was the only child of Alberta and William Roche. Mazo died on 12 July 1961. See: C.J. Taylor, "de la Roche, Mazo"_Canadian Encyclopaedia, 2000 Edition (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1999), 639.
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