Canada Home: Juliana Horatia Ewing's Fredericton Letters, 1867-1869
Aged 26 and newly married, Juliana Ewing left England in 1867, boundfor Fredericton, New Brunswick, where her husband had been posted tothe army garrison. A famed children's writer and skilful artist,Juliana used her talents in chronicling for her family in Yorkshire herday-to-day experiences in the maritime city from Confederation to thewithdrawal of British troops in 1869. In 101 letters, reproduced almostin their entirety, Juliana recreates the 'high colonial'society of mid-nineteenth-century Fredericton. Her lettersunconsciously also reveal herself -- her courage, intelligence, gaityand, above all, her loving nature. Witty, perceptive, and dramatic, herletters reflect her ability as a prose writer of unusual sensibility.
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