The Diary of a Suffolk Farmer's Wife, 1854-69

A Woman of Her Time
Author(s): 
Hardy, Sheila
ISBN: 
033352408X
Date published: 
January 1992
Hardback
Price: 
£30.00
Pages: 
220

Brought up amid the lively coaching business, Elizabeth Cotton became the wife of a Suffolk tenant farmer twenty years her senior. The diaries she kept between 1854-1869 give accounts of her everyday activities, a busy social life, which included holiday travel around the country and to France, as well as a wide range of current fashions and events. Sheila Hardy has taken this information to expand our knowledge of life for a mid-Victorian middle class woman.