Agnes Macdonald (married to John A. Macdonald, in office 1867–73, 1878–91)
The second wife of Canada’s first prime minister, Agnes proved to be serious, puritanical and a spectacularly bad hostess. She learned to loosen up, riding 600 miles on a “cowcatcher” at the front of a Canadian Pacific train, with only an umbrella to protect her from rain and falling rocks.
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