Madame James McGill (1747-1818) : Marie-Charlotte Guillimin, ou, La vie d'une femme mondaine à Montréal au dix-huitième siècle

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Madame James McGill (1747-1818) : Marie-Charlotte Guillimin, ou, La vie d'une femme mondaine à Montréal au dix-huitième siècle
Abstract
The examines the life of Marie-Charlotte Guillimin (1747-1818), the wife of James McGill (1744-1813), Montreal businessman, fur trader, politician and the founder of the University that bears his name. Marie-Charlotte Guillimin life spans the eighteenth century and takes place in the cities of Quebec and Montreal. She was also the wife of Joseph-Amable Trottier DesRivieres, a Montreal merchant, by a first marriage. The author argues that the education that Madame McGill received at the Ursulines convent in Quebec City, her two marriage contracts as well as various other legal documents all tend to demonstrate that Marie-Charlotte Guillimin's lifestyle was other than the traditional one of wife and mother that we usually attribute to the women of her era. Using Marie-Charlotte's life as an example, the author shows that the women of her social class and status probably contributed much more to Montreal's early economic growth than we have usually given them credit for.
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Master's Thesis
University
McGill University
Place
Montreal
Date
1993
Language
fr
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Tanguay, Lynda. “Madame James McGill (1747-1818) : Marie-Charlotte Guillimin, ou, La vie d’une femme mondaine à Montréal au dix-huitième siècle.” Master’s Thesis, McGill University, 1993. http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol2/QMM/TC-QMM-67524.pdf.
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