Sue Wilkes' guide to daily life in the world which Jane Austen and her friends knew.
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Tuesday, 2 July 2013
The Mary Hardy Diaries
Many thanks to Roy and Lesley Adkins for drawing my attention to the Mary Hardy Diaries. This Georgian lady wrote a diary for over 36 years - from 1733-1809 - so she was a contemporary of Jane Austen. Mary's apprentice Henry Raven also kept a journal! Mary lived in Norfolk, but travelled extensively. This looks like an amazing resource for historians.