Mary Susannah Edgar

EDGAR, Mary Susannah. b. Sundridge, Ontario, 23 May 1889; d. Toronto, 17 September 1973. She won awards for essays, poems and plays written at Havergal College in Toronto. She took a BA in English, through extension courses from the University of Chicago and the University of Toronto. In 1912 Mary Edgar began her career working with the Young Women’s Christian Association in Montreal. She studied at the National Training School of the YWCA in New York City in 1914-15, where she also attended lectures at Teachers’ College, Columbia University. Between 1916 and 1918 she wrote a series of plays, published under the title Five One-act Plays. She worked for the international YWCA in Japan in...

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