Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Nelly Weeton Society

Just set up the Nelly Weeton Society on Facebook to celebrate the life of this remarkable writer....

https://m.facebook.com/groups/Ellenweetonsociety/

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Thursday, 9 March 2017

Learn to analyse your ancestors' personal writing

Diaries -

Are the entries made out of habit or only when inspiration strikes?

Is the diary factual or opinionated?

Is it scientifically precise or somewhat literary in style?


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Tuesday, 7 March 2017

When analysing your ancestors' letters...

.... consider the balance they have achieved between

SENTIMENT:  'I must reveal to you my feelings and my hopes'

And

RESTRAINT : 'You must forgive me for presuming to write to you'


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Monday, 6 March 2017

Communication by postcard ...

...was at first considered too open, too immediate, too brash and impolite'...

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