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Letters of a woman homesteader, by Elinore Pruitt Stewart ; foreword by Jessamyn West

Label
Letters of a woman homesteader
Title
Letters of a woman homesteader
Statement of responsibility
by Elinore Pruitt Stewart ; foreword by Jessamyn West
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Elinore Pruitt, a widow and mother who washed clothes for a living in Denver, planned to work as a housekeeper for some rancher while learning all she would need to know about homesteading a place for herself. In 1909 she went to work for Clyde Stewart, whose ranch was near Burnt Fork, Wyoming, and within six weeks she married him. "Ranch work seemed to require that we be married first and do our sparking afterward," she wrote Juliet Coney, her former employer. She maintained her independence by filing on a quarter section adjacent to her husband's land and proving it up herself. Her delightful letters, written from the time of her arrival until 1913, authentically depict an Old West that, as Jessamyn West notes in her foreword, has been "progressively obscured by those who portray it most often."--
Assigning source
Amazon.com
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1876-1933
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stewart, Elinore Pruitt
Dewey number
  • 978.7/031/0924
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
F761
LC item number
.S8 1989
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stewart, Elinore Pruitt
  • Ranch life
  • Pioneers
  • Wyoming
  • Women pioneers
  • Frontier and pioneer life
Target audience
adult
Label
Letters of a woman homesteader, by Elinore Pruitt Stewart ; foreword by Jessamyn West
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "First printing of the second Bison book edition"--Title page verso
  • Reprint. Originally published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1914
  • "A Bison book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Arrival at Burnt Fork -- Filing a claim -- Busy, happy summer -- Charming adventure and Zebulon Pike -- Sedalia and Regalia -- Thanksgiving-day wedding -- Zebulon Pike visits his old home -- Happy Christmas -- Confession -- Story of Cora Belle -- Zebbies's story -- Contented couple -- proving up -- New house -- "Stocking-leg" dinner -- Horse-thieves -- At Gavotte's camp -- Homesteader's marriage and a little funeral -- Adventure of the Christmas tree -- Joys of homesteading -- Letter of Jerrine's -- Efficient Mrs. O'Shaughnessy -- How it happened -- Little romance -- Among the Mormons -- Success
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xii, 281 pages
Isbn
9780803251939
Lccn
88020764
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 18323003
  • (OCoLC)18323003
Label
Letters of a woman homesteader, by Elinore Pruitt Stewart ; foreword by Jessamyn West
Publication
Note
  • "First printing of the second Bison book edition"--Title page verso
  • Reprint. Originally published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1914
  • "A Bison book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Arrival at Burnt Fork -- Filing a claim -- Busy, happy summer -- Charming adventure and Zebulon Pike -- Sedalia and Regalia -- Thanksgiving-day wedding -- Zebulon Pike visits his old home -- Happy Christmas -- Confession -- Story of Cora Belle -- Zebbies's story -- Contented couple -- proving up -- New house -- "Stocking-leg" dinner -- Horse-thieves -- At Gavotte's camp -- Homesteader's marriage and a little funeral -- Adventure of the Christmas tree -- Joys of homesteading -- Letter of Jerrine's -- Efficient Mrs. O'Shaughnessy -- How it happened -- Little romance -- Among the Mormons -- Success
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xii, 281 pages
Isbn
9780803251939
Lccn
88020764
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 18323003
  • (OCoLC)18323003

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