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PITHY QUOTE FROM Women Writing Home

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My dearest William,
I am lost in astonishment! My nerves are paralysed!! My eyeballs are nearly burst in straining to collect some little portion of sound sense from the long epistle you did me the honour to send with my address attached to it some day in July last. Were you Mad? or rather had not the bright though bitter Hodgson been too potent for your poor dear brains? I know not whether you penned your letter in early morn ‘that sweet hour of prime’ or at ‘high Noon’ or by the light of the ‘conscious Moon’ which ‘thro’ every distant age has held a lamp of Wisdom’ but, this I do suspect, that my portly fat brother had been indulging himself on the tenth day of the seventh month of the year of our Lord 1827 without a proper and due regard to that charming virtue called by men, Temperance.


Women Writing Home, 1700-1920. Volume 2, Australia. Fanny Macleay to her brother, William Macleay, Sydney, 3 March 1828

Women Writing Home, 1700-1920. Electronic Edition. book cover

Women Writing Home, 1700-1920. Electronic Edition.

ISBN: 978-1-57085-177-3

Language: English

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Lady Florence Caroline Dixie (née Douglas). Detail: lithograph by Andrew Maclure, published 1877

List of Contents

Women Writing Home, 1700-1920: Female Correspondence across the British Empire. General editor, Klaus Stierstorfer. 6 vols. London; Brookfield, Vt.: Pickering & Chatto, 2006.

  • Vol. 1. Africa. Edited by Silke Strickrodt. General Introduction; Bibliography; Volume Introduction; Note on the Text; Bibliography; Sabina Peter Clemens, Sierra Leone, 1851–63; Henrietta Elise König/Knödler, Sierra Leone, 1860–5; Lady Florence Dixie, South Africa, 1881; Jane Moir, Lake Nyasa and Lake Tanganyika, 1890; Ada Slatter, Transvaal, East African Protectorate and Rhodesia, 1904–21; Editorial Notes
  • Vol. 2. Australia. Edited by Deirdre Coleman. Volume Introduction; Bibliography; New South Wales: Elizabeth Macarthur, 1789–1838 ; Elizabeth Macarthur, junior, 1817–18; Margaret Catchpole, 1802–11; Mary Wild, 1817–26; Christiana Blomfield, 1824–39; Fanny Macleay, 1826–36; Western Australia: Georgiana Molloy, 1832–41; Charlotte Bussell, 1839–53; Tasmania: Jane Franklin, 1837–42; South Australia: Mary Thomas, 1838–40; Editorial Notes
  • Vol. 3. Canada. Edited by Cecily Devereux and Kathleen Venema. Volume Introduction; Bibliography; Early Colonial Period: Elizabeth Russell to Elizabeth Fairlie Kiernan, 1792–9; Women and Settlement: Rebecca Radcliff to the Reverend Thomas Radcliff and ‘Bridget Lacy’ to‘Mary’, 1832; Alice Rendell’s Circular Letters, 1903–5; Barbara Alice Slater to Lilian (‘Lily Anna’) and Ellen Clement, 1809–18; Colonial Administration: Frances Simpson; Isobel Finlayson; Letitia Hargrave; Travelling Women: Anna Brownell Jameson to Ottilie von Goethe, 1836–7; Clara, Lady Rayleigh, to her Mother; Editorial Notes
  • Vol. 4. India. Edited by Klaus Stierstorfer. Introduction; Bibliography; Family and Society: Sophia Plowden, Calcutta, 1783; Matilda Spry, Bengal, 1856–9; Alice Massy, India 1875; Pioneer Women: Marie Elizabeth Hayes, Missonary Doctor, 1906–7; Margaret Noble / Sister Nivedita, 1911; Cornelia Sorabji to Mary, Lady Hobhouse and to Sir Valentine Chirol, India, 1893–; Editorial Notes
  • Vol. 5. New Zealand. Edited by Charlotte J. Macdonald. Volume Introduction; Bibliography; Sarah Selwyn, Letters from New Zealand (1842-68); Caroline Abraham, Letters from New Zealand (1850-70); Sarah Greenwood, Letters from New Zealand (1843-89); Jane Maria Atkinson, Letters to Margaret Taylor (1853-1910); Georgina Bowen, Letters from New Zealand (1851-82); Editorial Notes
  • Vol. 6. USA. Edited by Susan Imbarrato. Introduction; Bibliography; Domestic Concerns and Familial Connections: Sarah Cary, West Indies and Massachusetts, 1779–1824; Elizabeth Farmar, Philadelphia, 1774–89; Loyalist and Patriot: Anne Hulton, Boston, 1767–76; Esther de Berdt Reed, Philadelphia, 1770–80; Social Concerns and Advocacy: Mary Anne Estlin, Boston and New York, 1868; Editorial Notes; Consolidated Index



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