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Memorable Manitobans: Elsie M. Bartlett (?-1983)


The leading female graduate of King Edward School at Birmingham England, she won a scholarship to Girton College at Cambridge. She would later immigrate to Canada and eventually settled at Winnipeg, where she was senior staff at Rupert’s Land Girls’ School (1930-1935), involved with organizational matters as well as Drama and Music. She returned to London, England, attending Kings College in pursuit of a Mathematics Honours degree. In 1937, she was appointed by Archbishop Harding to Principal of Rupert’s Land Girls’ School (1937-1950). She was also President of the Quota Club (1943). On 27 June 1950, a farewell party was given in her honour at the St. Charles Country Club. She moved to Ontario where she served as Principal of Strathallan School at Hamilton. She died at Beansville, Ontario on 3 September 1983.


[Photo caption], Winnipeg Free Press, 3 May 1937, page 11.

“Miss E. M. Bartlett succeeds Miss Millard as Principal of Rupert’s Land Girls’ School,” Winnipeg Free Press, 3 May 1937, page 12.

“Elsie Bartlett chosen head of Quota Club,” Winnipeg Free Press, 5 December 1942, page 10.

“Members of Rupert’s Land Alumnae,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 June 1950, page 13.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 7 September 1983, page 40.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 9 November 2014

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