The Diary of Rachel Leech 1852

About this diary:
This is the diary of Rachel Leech, written from January 1852 to 21st April 1854. The first entry within this transcription perfectly demonstrates the extravagant social gatherings of the affluent within the nineteenth century, with food and family playing a central role. Many other leisurely activities are also demonstrated, including playing cards, music lessons and cricket. There are also some interesting personal insights into the relationship of Rachel and her husband Thomas, particularly outlining the temper of her husband who acts as the disciplinarian within the family. This diary has been transcribed and edited by Laura Bryer.

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