York Sunbury Historical Society Program

All evening programs take place at Old Government House (51 Woodstock Road, Fredericton) at 7:30pm. We can park on site and come in the side entrance and programs are free and open to the public!

Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 7:30 at Old Government House Speaker: Dr. Gail Campbell

Dr. Gail Campbell (Canadian Social and Political History, Nineteenth-Century New Brunswick, Quantitative Methodology)

Dr. Gail Campbell (image from University of New Brunswick website)

What can we learn about Sophy Bliss Carman and her more famous family by reading her diary and correspondence? Was she a stereotypical “Victorian lady” who believed that women should be pure, pious and submissive? Or was she more intellectually engaged, independent and assertive in managing her family and household that such a stereotypical characterization would imply?