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By Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing, Margaret Howard Blom, Thomas E. Blom

elderly 26 and newly married, Juliana Ewing left England in 1867, certain for Fredericton, New Brunswick, the place her husband were published to the military garrison. A famed kid's author and skilful artist, Juliana used her skills in chronicling for her kinfolk in Yorkshire her daily reviews within the maritime urban from Confederation to the withdrawal of British troops in 1869. In a hundred and one letters, reproduced nearly of their entirety, Juliana recreates the 'high colonial' society of mid-nineteenth-century Fredericton. Her letters unconsciously additionally display herself -- her braveness, intelligence, gaity and, principally, her loving nature. Witty, perceptive, and dramatic, her letters mirror her skill as a prose author of bizarre sensibility.

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I hear there is one like white wax & sweet —the "May Flower"—we are going to look for it. ) I have discovered that there are daily prayers at S. 15. So this morning Rex & I went to Church. " No great "performance"-but very blessed & pleasant somehow to hear the familiar Lord's Song in a strange land! The last 2 Sundays were wretched enough-& I have not been to Church since All Saints in London. 8 I did feel thankful dear old Mum, as you will understand, for all my happiness-to be here safe & sound, my Boy so good & kind-& such a hopeful look- II CANADA HOME out before us, & so many little pleasures by the way.

1867. Fredericton. My dearest Mother. I can only write a very short epistle this time-we are so very busy getting into our house: but I shall write (& send the list for the parcel) by the Quebec route which you will get in a day or 2. ) you eld come in at this moment. You would laugh. We have moved in in spite of the carpenters —I have got a^a/ in spite of the fates-& the dismal prognostications of lady friends-& am sitting in our drawing room-heaped pellmell with books &c. &c. & a pale ale bottle & glasses-Rex, I, & our landlord Dr.

Is most kind & jolly, & has asked us to tea on Wednesday, for we are not to be moved 9 CANADA HOME now till Friday, & then are to go to S. John's for a few weeks to take another man's place, before going forward to Fredericton. Mr. R. says F. is very pretty. S. John's very nice too. I expect I shall sketch my head off! The one care on my mind amid all these changes-is the Dixon's porcelain card-dish!!!! Hitherto I have preserved it unbroken, & now we have so many cards to put in it, it wld be 1000 pities if it fell a victim to the changes of military life!!!

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