HOME / RESOURCES / DIARIES & LETTERS Diaries & Letters The diaries and letters included are mainly written by German-Canadians who immigrated in the beginning of the 20th Century. They include stories from Else Seel, a German woman living in Northern BC, 140 letters from Konrad Kain, a Swiss mountaineer, Letters from German immigrants in the 1900’s, writing home to their families, etc.
Conrad Kain Letters From A Wandering Mountain Guide, 1906-1933 Conrad Kain Western Canada
Kain, C., Koch, W. J., Koch, M., Scholars Portal Books: Canadian University Presses, & desLibris – Books. (2014). Conrad Kain: Letters from a wandering mountain guide, 1906-1933 The University of Alberta Press.
Conrad Kain is a titan amongst climbers in Canada and is well-known in mountaineering circles all over the world. His letters to Amelie Malek–a life-long friend–offer a candid view into the deepest thoughts of the Austrian mountain guide, and are a perfect complement to his autobiography, Where the Clouds Can Go. The 144 letters provide a unique and personal view of what it meant to immigrate to Canada in the early part of the twentieth century. Kain’s letters are ordered chronologically with annotations, keeping the sections in English untouched, while those in German have been carefully translated.
From the inside out : the rural worlds of Mennonite diarists, 1863 to 1929 Royden Loewen Western Canada
Loewen, R., Scholars Portal (Canadian Publishers Collection), eBrary (Canadian Publishers Collection), Manitoba Record Society, & desLibris – Books. (1999;2000;2014;). From the inside out the rural worlds of Mennonite diarists, 1863 to 1929. Canada: University of Manitoba Press.