Innis, Mary Emma Quayle

Mary Emma Quayle Innis, author (b at St Mary's, Ohio 1899; d at Toronto 10 Jan 1972), wife of H.A. INNIS. She attended the University of Chicago (PhB, 1919) before establishing careers in Canada as an economic historian and literary writer. She received an LLD (Queen's University, 1958) and a DLitt (University of Waterloo, 1965) and was dean of women at University College, University of Toronto (1955-64). Some of her wide-ranging publications include An Economic History of Canada (1935), an authoritative but summary work; Stand on the Rainbow (1943), a novel recounting a year in the life of a mother of a young family; Unfold the Years (1949), the history of the YWCA; Essays in Canadian Economic History (1956), an edition of her husband's work; as well as poems, short stories and articles in many Canadian and American magazines. Other works include The Clear Spirit (1966) and (ed) Nursing Education in a Changing Society (1970).