Woman of the Century/Agnes Lithelwyn Wetherald
WETHERALD, Miss Agnes Ethelwyn, poet, novelist and journalist, was born in Rockwood, province of Ontario, Canada. Her parents were Quakers. Her ancestry is English. She received a very careful and thorough education in a Friends' boarding-school in New York State. She showed literary talent in her youth. Although a Canadian by birth and citizenship, and a bright star among the rising authors of the Dominion of Canada, she is, by training, intellectual development and literary clientage, quite American. Some of her best work has appeared in American periodicals, such as the "Christian Union," the "Woman's Journal," the Chicago "Current," the "Magazine of Poetry" and various newspapers in the united States. Some of her stories were first published in the United States, and her novel, "An Algonquin Maiden," written conjointly with another Canadian author, was published in New York City. That novel was reprinted in England, and it has had a large sale in the United States, Canada and Great Britain. During the past few years she has devoted her time to the journals of Canada almost entirely. She has contributed largely to the "Week." Under the pen-name "Bel Thistlethwaite " she conducted for a long time a very successful woman's department in the Toronto "Globe." She contributed sketches, essays and poems to the "Canadian Monthly," while that magazine was in existence. The London, Canada, "Advertiser" and the Toronto "Saturday Night" have published a good deal of original matter from her pen. For several years she has been one of the conductors and editors of a woman's journal published in London, Ontario, called "Our Wives and Daughters." Her work shows, in prose, a vivid imagination, good sense, humor, clear judgment and acute powers of observation, and in poetry strong feeling, fine diction, marked creative powers, a musical ear and the true fire of the true poet. Miss Wetherald's home is in Fenwick, Ontario.