Letters of Long Ago by Agnes Just Reid illustrated by Mabel Bennett SIGNED Hardcover in Dust Jacket 1936 Pioneer Woman True Stories


Title: Letters of Long Ago

Author: Agnes Just Reid

Illustrator: Mabel Bennett

Description: Inscribed by the author on the ffep. Second edition, October 1936. Light blue cloth boards with diamond-hatch design. Sun fading along board edges. Light blue end-papers with very faint soiling. Interior shows a few very minor blemishes. Dust jacket chipped at head and foot of spine and at corners; not price clipped (1.50). DJ in clear archival sleeve. 138 pp. 7.75 x 5.5 inches.

True accounts of pioneer life in the 1870's and 1880's in eastern Idaho's Blackfoot River Valley. These are the author's mother's accounts in the form of letters to her father in England telling of life on the pioneer homestead. Such a correspondence did occur, but the original letters were not preserved. The letters in the volume record real incidents and actual dates as experienced, though the letters themselves have been recreated and were edited by the author's mother (Emma Just). For many years she was the only pioneer woman in this part of the country. She tells the story and describes the "life of a woman on a lonely homestead--homemade tables and chairs, childbirth without the doctor, the threat of Indian uprisings, and the joy of an occasional passing emigrant.

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Good+

Publisher: Caxton Printers

Place: Caldwell, ID

Year: 1936

ISBN: n/a

Language: English

Keywords: Idaho, history, Bingham County, Presto, Bannock County, Idaho Territory, Blackfoot River, homesteader, homesteading,

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