Letters of a woman homesteader by elinore pruitt stewart

Letters of a woman homesteader by elinore pruitt stewart

Letters of a woman homesteader by elinore pruitt stewart

Letters of a woman homesteader by elinore pruitt stewart: The book is all about the 26 letters that were written by Elinore to Mrs. Coney who was her former employer. The letters span for a period of four years from 1909 to 1913.

All the letters were addressed to her as she was her former employer and friend during her time at Denver. The letters were published by Coney as she was able to see more in the letters than Elinore. Elinore had to move to Wyoming so that she could be able to take up a homestead.

She moved with her daughter Jerrine and it was in Wyoming that she worked as a housekeeper for Cylde Stewart who was a cattle rancher.

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The parents of Elinore died while she was young and this supports the fact that she was mostly self-educate. She therefore, had the task of bringing up her younger siblings.

Even without the formal education and training her choice of words in the letters indicate how she must have been a voracious reader. Her frequent book references also indicate how she educates herself alone[1].

This shows how much she valued self educated by ensuring that she was able to read and gather all the information that she could. This self education enabled her to raise her

[1] George, Brown. Tindall & David Emory Shi. A Narrative History, 8th Edition, Volume 2. New   York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2010, p. 35

She spends a night out camping and also takes on an unexpected detour which shows how brave and independent she was.

Bibliography
Elinore, Pruitt. Letters of a Woman Homesteader. Bison Books: University of Nebraska Press. Copyright 1961; Originally published 1914.

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