The five volumes of this collection focus on various aspects of family life. Drawing on rare printed sources and archival material, this collection will provide a balanced, contextualized picture of family life, during a period of intense social change. It will appeal to scholars of social history, gender studies and the long nineteenth century.



BySusan B. Egenolf

part |107 pages

Beyond Parents and Children

chapter |16 pages

A Letter from a Grandfather to his Grandson (1818), excerpts

ByJacob Phillips

chapter |26 pages

Nobody Loves Me (1883), excerpt

ByO. F. Walton

part |134 pages

Servants and Lodgers

part |91 pages


chapter |12 pages

The Young Exiles, or Correspondence of some Juvenile Emigrants (1799), excerpt

ByStéphanie-Félicité Genlis

chapter |24 pages

‘A Tale’, Jewish Chronicle (1841–2)

chapter |13 pages

Female Missionaries in India (1843), excerpt

ByMary Edwards Weitbrecht

chapter |16 pages

Diary (1850), excerpt

ByG. A. Ames

chapter |19 pages

European Child-Life in Bengal (1873), excerpts

ByJoseph Fayrer