Preamble: I’m taking a a break on regular posts from January through March, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t interesting things to read!
In lieu of regular content, I’m highlighting some of my favorite primary source materials from the last three years. Read a little, read a lot, skip through and look at the photos, it’s up to you! These are all online, so you don’t even have to venture outside into the cold.
Regular posts will resume in April.
This week it’s another book in the category of travel literature. Authored by Susan Margaret Richards St Maur (née Mackinnon), Impressions of a Tenderfoot during a Journey in Search of Sport in the Far West records St Maur’s 1888 travels with her husband, Algernon St Maur (later 15th Duke of Somerset), “in search of health, sport, and pleasure,” in western Canada.1 After its publication in 1890, Impressions of a Tenderfoot became reasonably popular and well read.