Hand Written Book

hand written book
Diary of Charlotte Owen Harris,1848 and transcript from Harris,Robin.
The Eldon House Diaries: Five Women's Views of the 19th Century.
Toronto: Champlain Society, 1994

"Oct 27  We heard from Sarah & Capt Hale [82nd]. Mr Goodhue called to offer Mr Stanley & us his carriage & horses if we wished to get up riding or driving parties, & also asked Mr Stanley, Papa & Jack to breakfast tomorrow morning & to drive Mr Stanley everywhere if he wished. Mr Stanley was obliged to accept the invitation to breakfast but we came to the rescue & asked if he was not engaged for the rest of the day. He was delighted to get any excuse, & and said he was... Mrs Becher called to ask us to ride & found we had arranged a party without her chaperonage. Amelia asked her to join it but she thought she was not wanted & declined. I amused myself at Mrs Hamiltons's for an hour nursing the baby. Amelia, Eliza, Mary, Mr Stanley, Mr Peard & Mr Neave went out riding. Mr Neave did his best to pursuade me to go but I did not feel inclined & resisted all his persuasions..."

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