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|Named Person:||Grace Neale; Agnes Emma Hall; Rose Hall; Hall family.|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Jean Garner; Kate Foster; Grace Neale
|Description:||203 p., xvi p. of plates : ill., col. map ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||- Summary: This remarkable collection of letters provides a rare female perspective on life in colonial Canterbury, when letter writing was the only way to keep a close relationship with family members on the other side of the world. The writers were four women of the Hall family. Unlike Charlotte Godley and Lady Barker, whose correspondence, experiences and impressions of the time have been widely promulgated, the Hall women were anonymous members of the middle class in England with no ties with the aristocracy. But ironically, the letters are significant partly because all four were the wives of public men in New Zealand, Rose being wife of Sir John Hall, who was Premier of New Zealand 1879-82. Sarah, Agnes Emma and Rose were married to three Hall brothers, and the youngest correspondent was Agnes' daughter, Agnes Mildred. The recipient was the elder women's sister-in-law, Grace Neall, in England.|
|Responsibility:||edited by Jean Garner & Kate Foster.|
- Neale, Grace, -- 1826-1920 -- Correspondence.
- Hall, Agnes Emma, -- 1826-1917 -- Correspondence.
- Hall, Rose, -- 1828-1900 -- Correspondence.
- Hall family.
- Women -- New Zealand -- Canterbury -- Correspondence.
- Canterbury (N.Z.) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
- Neale, Grace -- Correspondence.
- Neale, Grace Correspondence.
- Women New Zealand Canterbury Correspondence.
- Canterbury (N.Z.) Social life and customs 19th century.