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The Diary of Elizabeth Lee: Growing up on Merseyside in the Late Nineteenth Century

Colin Pooley, Sian Pooley, and Richard Lawton


Personal diaries provide rare glimpses into those aspects of the past that are usually hidden from view. Elizabeth Lee grew up on Merseyside in the late nineteenth century. She began her diary at the age of 16 in 1884 and her diary provides an unbroken record of her life up to the age of 25 in 1892. Elizabeth's father was a draper and outfitter with shops in Birkenhead, and throughout the period of the diary Elizabeth lived at home with her family in Prenton. However, she travelled widely on both sides of the Mersey and her diary provides an unusually revealing picture of middle-class life tha ... More

Keywords: Elizabeth Lee, Birkenhead, Prenton, middle-class life, Victorian women, Victorian society, Liverpool, diary

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9781846311413
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846315305


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Colin Pooley, editor

Sian Pooley, editor

Richard Lawton, editor