Posted by Caroline on August 15, 1997 at 08:39:57:
In reply to Re: various questions posted by Liz in SC on August 15, 1997 at 00:11:39
] Katrina- I'll only answer the part I have some knowledge of- in editing old family letters and diaries for an upcoming family history, I found my ggg grandmothers comments on the monthly sanitary problem interesting- she mentioned "a gause" and using rags in between the gause. In a later entry she complains about washing her "ladys linens". She was born in 1791 and she died after 1848 and before 1851. The dates I refer to in the diary/letters are in 1821 and 1823. I know this is late Regency and it is the US, but this is what I have. She lived on a southern upcountry plantation and I have wondered if the "gause" was tobacco cloth or whatever. Hope this gives some help. Liz
Liz, this fits in with what Rita and I decided, at the very beginnings of this board.(somewhere)Her letters seem really cool!Perhaps sometime you could give us a bit more of what's in them - primary sources are always fascinating!
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