Letters of a Woman Homesteader

Elinore Pruitt STEWART (1878 - 1933)

The writer of the following letters is a young woman who lost her husband in a railroad accident and went to Denver to seek support for herself and her two-year-old daughter, Jerrine. Turning her hand to the nearest work, she went out by the day as house-cleaner and laundress. Later, seeking to better herself, she accepted employment as a housekeeper for a well-to-do Scotch cattle-man, Mr. Stewart, who had taken up a quarter-section in Wyoming. The letters, written through several years to a former employer in Denver, tell the story of her new life in the new country. They are genuine letters, and are printed as written, except for occasional omissions and the alteration of some of the names. (Publishers’ Note, May 1914)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Biography & Autobiography, Letters

Language: English

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Play 01 01 - Preface and Chapter 1 Lynne Carroll
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Play 02 02 - Chapter 2 Lynne Carroll
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Play 03 03 - Chapter 3 Lynne Carroll
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Play 04 04 - Chapter 4 Lynne Carroll
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Play 05 05 - Chapter 5 Lynne Carroll
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Play 06 06 - Chapter 6 Lynne Carroll
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Play 07 07 - Chapter 7 Lynne Carroll
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Play 08 08 - Chapter 8 Lynne Carroll
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Play 09 09 - Chapter 9 Lynne Carroll
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Play 10 10 - Chapter 10 Lynne Carroll
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Play 11 11 - Chapter 11 Lynne Carroll
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Play 12 12 - Chapter 12 Lynne Carroll
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Play 13 13 - Chapter 13 Lynne Carroll
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Play 14 14 - Chapter 14 Lynne Carroll
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Play 15 15 - Chapter 15 Lynne Carroll
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Play 16 16 - Chapter 16 Lynne Carroll
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Play 17 17 - Chapter 17 Lynne Carroll
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Play 18 18 - Chapter 18 Lynne Carroll
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Play 19 19 - Chapter 19 Lynne Carroll
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Play 20 20 - Chapter 20 Lynne Carroll
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Play 21 21 - Chapter 21 Lynne Carroll
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Play 22 22 - Chapter 22 Lynne Carroll
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Play 23 23 - Chapter 23 Lynne Carroll
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Play 24 24 - Chapter 24 Lynne Carroll
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Play 25 25 - Chapter 25 Lynne Carroll
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Play 26 26 - Chapter 26 Lynne Carroll
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