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JULIA BULLOCK WEBSTER
Christine Pilgrim tells the tale of many historical figures.
The Tale of a Pioneer Gentlewoman
Apart from those who already have dedicated pages on this website,
Queen Victoria Herself
Mrs James Douglas — the Governor's Wife
Sveva Caetani — Artist and Aristocrat
Sophie Price Ellison — First Teacher in Vernon
and Julia Bullock Webster — an English-born gentlewoman who visited two of her sons settled in a remote British Columbian valley in the early 1890s.
Julia was in her late sixties when she travelled by train and steamer from Oxford to the St Lawrence and thence across Canada, following the route travelled by Catherine Schubert thirty years earlier.
She wrote a meticulous journal of her two-year stay, detailing day-to-day domestic chores and comparing the relative sophistication of English Middle Class life with her experiences in the sparse wilderness of the Canadian Interior.
Julia painted watercolour sketches of the abundant local flora as well as many scenes of the Lower Similkameen Valley.
Christine uses copies of these, entries from Julia's journal, and props and artifacts to give a delightfully insightful picture of Canadian pioneer life. She often invites the audience to help her!