Letters From India, 1860-1884eBook - 1992
Rachel Kerr Johnson's lifetime collection of letters offers the perspective of a 19th-century woman, wife, mother and American abroad. Besides showcasing her talent for storytelling, they portray both the ordinary and extraordinary observations of a woman who spent more than 20 years travelling in India with her missionary husband and their children.In 1856, Rachel attended the Female Seminary in Steubenville, Ohio, where she began her correspondence with family members in Hookstown, Pennsylvania. She married Will Johnson in 1860 and after a much-noted 120 day sea voyage, established herself as a homemaker in various Presbyterian missions throughout the Northwestern Provinces of India until 1884. Her personal letters reveal the closeness she felt to her family despite the distance, and speak of the hardships of disease and the difficulties of raising children in a foreign culture. They provide colourful descriptions of the landscape, keen insights about India and day-to-day details of mission life.
Publisher: Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, , ©1992
Branch Call Number: 921 Johns
Description: xiv, 351 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm