Dear Sister: Letters Between 19th Century Sisters (NZ-UK)

Author(s): Robin Holmes

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Letters between a pioneer Wairarapa family and relatives in rural England, 1856-1883. "Dear Sister" is the remarkable, possibly unique, record of 30 year, nineteenth century correspondence largely between two sisters, Margaret and Jane Bonesall. Both lived in farming districts, but very different ones a world apart from each other, with letters the only way of retaining family links. Jane Oakes moved to a hard, pioneering life in the Wairarapa Valley in New Zealand; Margaret Morton remained in England's Derbyshire Peak District among her immediate and extended family, with both showing spirit and courage in the face of legal and practical powerlessness.


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General Fields

  • : 9780958261715
  • : Wairarapa Archive
  • : Wairarapa Archive
  • : 240x170mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Robin Holmes
  • : Paperback
  • : illustrated edition
  • : 929.2
  • : 221
  • : Family history; Essays, journals, letters & other prose works; Biography & autobiography
  • : illustrations