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The diary of Elizabeth Drinker : the life cycle of an eighteenth-century woman

Author: Elizabeth Sandwith Drinker; Elaine Forman Crane
Publisher: Boston : Northeastern University Press, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The journal of Philadelphia Quaker Elizabeth Sandwith Drinker (1736-1807) is perhaps the single most significant personal record of eighteenth-century life in America from a woman's perspective. Drinker wrote in her diary nearly continuously between 1758 and 1807, from two years before her marriage to the night before her last illness. The extraordinary span and sustained quality of the journal make it a rewarding
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Genre/Form: Diaries
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Drinker, Elizabeth Sandwith, 1734-1807.
Diary of Elizabeth Drinker.
Boston : Northeastern University Press, ©1994
(OCoLC)745694840
Named Person: Elizabeth Sandwith Drinker; Elizabeth Sandwith Drinker
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Sandwith Drinker; Elaine Forman Crane
ISBN: 1555531911 9781555531911 1555531903 9781555531904
OCLC Number: 29877804
Description: xxxiv, 366 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Youth and Courtship, 1758-1761 --
2. Wife and Mother, 1762-1775 --
3. Middle Age in Years of Crisis, 1776-1793 --
4. Grandmother and Grand Mother, 1794-1807.
Responsibility: edited and abridged by Elaine Forman Crane ; Sarah Blank Dine, associate editor [and others].

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