Priscilla’s Journal – content

Recent researchers seem to only be be able to locate the TS excerpts of Priscilla’s journal. The location of the original remains unknown.

The TS version begins on 1 January 1796. At the time she was 45 years old and had been married for 25 years. It is not clear if Priscilla had kept a journal prior to this time or whether she made a decision to begin one at this stage in her life.

The early entries reveal a woman who lead a very active life and was highly intelligent. Family matters feature highly especially during the ‘years of storm and stress’, 1802 to 1810.

The journals have daily entries and also annual summations of events. Although selected extracts they are important in understanding the life of Priscilla Wakefield and in them she revels many inner thoughts, fears and hopes.

Published in: on June 9, 2009 at 8:59 am  Leave a Comment  

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