The Daughter's Diary

The Daughter's Diary


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The year 1887.

A journey around the world.

Two women, mother and daughter, set off from Australia and travel for nine months.

The mother, Victorian in every way; the teenage daughter seeing the world for the first time.

Their diaries record their travels, their thoughts, their encounters with friends, family and strangers.

'The Daughter's Diary' expands on the two original diaries to fill in the picture of what the Fergies did, where they travelled, and who they met. About four hundred people were named in the diaries, many of whom were related to the Fergies. The research into these individuals provides a rich source of information for amateur genealogists interested in the names Fergie, Taplin, Seymour, Catchpole, Crosbie, Gilbey, Frye, Forbes, Tanner, Walker, Allan and many others. It provides information about what people were doing and how they interacted with others - information not usually recoverable from civil registration or parish documents, or even military records.

The book is a companion volume to 'A Voyage to England 1887' published in 2012, which was based upon the diary of Henry Penketh Fergie, husband of one Frances Fergie and father of the other. Henry travelled with his wife and daughter in 1887, but once in England their paths diverged for several weeks at a time. While Henry visited Liverpool and Wigan in the north, his wife and daughter visited Basingstoke, Winchester and Dropmore in the south.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781500631611
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/20/2014
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.66(d)

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