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A Lady's Life on a Farm in Manitoba

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The letters in this collection were never written with the intent of publication. They are the everyday letters of a family in 1884. The author decided to publish the letters with the hope that they might help future settlers to Manitoba or Colorado. The letters begin with the trip by ship embarking from Liverpool. "The only thing that struck us most forcibly was the small ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published December 31st 2008 by Book Jungle (first published June 29th 2004)
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Magnolia
If you are feeling like a fish out of water, or insecure about your station in life, this is a must read for you! The women in this book make one think our ancestors had to be very capable, or we wouldn't be here today. The extraordinary circumstances in which they got to America, and their return home, are astonishing by today's standards. This book gave me iinsight to a world I can only dream about! I am researching my ancestors and if you are into genealogy, you will get a sense of what our g ...more
Emily
A Lady's Life on a Farm in Manitoba would have been better titled A Lady's Extended Vacation on a Farm in Manitoba or A Lady Visits Manitoba and Thinks It's Great but Returns to London After a Few Months. This is one of the old-fashioned books where everyone's name is obscured by means of initials, so it is the collected letters of H- who goes with her sister E- to C- Farm to visit their brother A- who's immigrated to Manitoba and invested in some land together with Messrs. H- and L-. As someon ...more
Mckinley
Sort of an adult version of a condensed Little House on the Prairie series with A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mts. It discusses farming, ranching and agricultural development. Letters written back home in England.
Letters #25 - #37 about traveling to the Rocky Mts. #26 references Lady Bird's book! So I guess she did bring some tourists to CO.
Peri
Am so loving this. Finished this last week - totally brilliant. I like letter based books and this one really gives a window into a time and way of life I couldn't even begin to imagine.....a little like Little House on the Prairie for grown-ups.
David
1882 trip to Manitoba via NY, DC, Chicago etc. Time spent on a farm in Manitoba, at a mining town in Colorado, etc. Told in letters back to London.
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