A Lady's Life on a Farm in Manitoba

Mary Georgiana Caroline HALL ( - )

In 1881, Mrs. Cecil Hall's brother went to Manitoba to farm. In 1882, she went out for a visit of some two months, and followed that visit with a long sojourn in Colorado, returning to England as the snows began to fall. While there, she had to give up her "Lady's ways" and help on the farm in many ways she'd never stoop to at home. She makes hay, cooks, paints the barn roof, and cleans. Through it all, the newness helped her keep her temper, and these letters home show an insight into the settlement of Western Canada. These letters have a feel of "Little House on the Prarie" from an English lady's point of view. (Summary by Sibella Denton).

Genre(s): Memoirs, Letters

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Preface and Letter 1 Sibella Denton
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Play 02 02 - Letter 2 Sibella Denton
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Play 03 03 - Letter 3 Sibella Denton
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Play 09 09 - Letter 9 Sibella Denton
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Play 34 34 - Letter 34 Sibella Denton
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Play 35 35 - Letter 35 Sibella Denton
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Play 36 36 - Letter 36 Sibella Denton
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Play 38 38 - Letter 38 Sibella Denton
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