The Wetmores and Village Life in Nineteenth-Century New Brunswick
Through the Wetmore family diaries, Agricultural Society minutes, and other records, this book provides a fascinating look at farming life in nineteenth-century New Brunswick. The diaries cover the years 1870 to 1891; shop records begin in 1864 and include detailed client lists. Journal entries about plantings, community meetings, and even the militia and volunteer service, create an intimate picture of one family’s fruit farms and general store. Musings about the meaning of community and personal history, as well as information on local institutions, round out this look at smalltown life when Canada was young. Lavishly illustrated with period photographs, this book is a must for anyone with an interest in Victorian New Brunswick, and a boon to anyone researching this part of the province.