from Cambridge University Library
Part 2: Rare printed autobiographies covering twenty-two women's lives, 1780-1889
This project will be welcomed by all scholars studying:
- The History of Women.
- Social History.
Part 2 offers texts describing the lives of 19 women who lived between 1780 and 1889. These include
an emigrant farmer’s wife; a teacher; a governess; an author; a poet; an itinerant preacher; an artist; a journalist; a lady-in-waiting; an astronomer; a scientist; an abolitionist; an early feminist; a social reformer; a clergyman’s daughter, a society woman, a military spouse, and a colonial farmer’s wife in India.
Women’s Autobiographies provides fresh insights into the diversity of women’s lives, and reveals their beliefs, opinions and aspirations. It provides valuable research material for those studying social history, women and gender issues, childhood and education.