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title The Household and Family of Edward Jarvis, 1828 - 1852
creator Bumsted, J. M.
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description While a good deal has been written over the years about families on Prince Edward Island, very little attention has been paid to the family as an institution. How were families organized, what were their preoccupations and ambitions, how did their households function? One of the principal difficulties, of course, in gaining an interior view of a family or household in the past, is that the necessary evidence is not always available. What is needed is not merely genealogical information and scattered documentation, but a substantial body of personal, indeed intimate, papers which carry a long enough span of time to enable some sort of reconstruction. Obviously not every family has such resources surviving in attics or archives, but Prince Edward Island has been fortunate in that there are some collections of family papers which can be employed to recover the functioning of the family as an institution.
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1983
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-187
source 14
language en_US
rights Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.

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title The Household and Family of Edward Jarvis, 1828 - 1852
creator Bumsted, J. M.
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description While a good deal has been written over the years about families on Prince Edward Island, very little attention has been paid to the family as an institution. How were families organized, what were their preoccupations and ambitions, how did their households function? One of the principal difficulties, of course, in gaining an interior view of a family or household in the past, is that the necessary evidence is not always available. What is needed is not merely genealogical information and scattered documentation, but a substantial body of personal, indeed intimate, papers which carry a long enough span of time to enable some sort of reconstruction. Obviously not every family has such resources surviving in attics or archives, but Prince Edward Island has been fortunate in that there are some collections of family papers which can be employed to recover the functioning of the family as an institution.
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1983
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-187
source 14
language en_US
rights Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.