March 1928, Chatelaine's first-ever editor's letter
“The Chatelaine Sets a Lamp in her Window”
It is only a little while since the thought of a magazine for the women of Canada came into being, and this is but its first issue – yet, in the few months between its announcement and its publication, it has “cast a far beam.”
With her great work before her, and with an encouraging portion already begun, the Chatelaine commends her first issue to the women of Canada. Already conscious of your own high ideals for a Canadian women’s magazine, and confident of your interest, our hope is that from the very beginning it may arise to your expectations.If the light of the Chatelaine’s lamp, when it shall have fallen your way, has brought more meaning into the every-day world about you, helped you to find better methods in any activity of your home or life, then she will have accomplished the purpose for which she came into being – to serve the Canadian woman in her every interest and need.
Anne Elizabeth Wilson, Chatelaine’s first editor in chief