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Victorian Lady's Album : Kate Shannon's Halifax and Boston Diary of 1892. First Edition, STANLEY, Della
Author Name:    STANLEY, Della

Title:   Victorian Lady's Album : Kate Shannon's Halifax and Boston Diary of 1892. First Edition

Publisher:    Formac, Halifax and Boston, 1994, ISBN:0887802311 

Seller ID:   9338

STANLEY, Della. A Victorian Lady's Album : Kate Shannon's Halifax and Boston Diary of 1892. Halifax and Boston : Formac Publishing Company Limited, 1994. First Edition. Pp (2),iii-xi,2-118. Largely double column. Illustrated throughout. Square 8vo, art-illustrated grey paper-covered boards with purple cloth spine, silver lettering to spine. Map endpapers. Dr. Della Margaret Maude Stanley (b. August 21, 1950, Kingston, Ontario) Canadian historian."This book combines the visual riches of the Victorian era with the intima te story of an appealing and surprisingly frank young woman. Kate Shannon was the 18-year-old daughter of a judge, living in the prosperous port city of Halifax. She describes her daily life and confides her private thoughts in the diary she kept for the year 1892. Winter skating, parties, at homes,theatre and concerts, long walks in the park, picnics, Halloween, family g atherings, Christmas festivities -- Kate records the events of her life. The highlight f her year is a long summertime visit to Boston. She also writes frankly and sensitively about her feelings and her relationships with friends and family. In this book the full text of Kate's diary is accompanied by a wide collection of visual material. Hand-tinted postcards, paintings, drawings, newspaper ads, book covers and illustrations complement Kate's picture of Victorian life. These visuals have all been chosen from Kate's world, and include sketches she drew in her diary. Tragically, at the age of 22 Kate died of consumption. Her family treasured her diary, and it was later placed with the family's papers in the Public Archives of Nova Scotia, where its editor, Delia Stanley, found it. " - from the rear cover. Very good. 15.00


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