Thus ends Rose’s Journal for 1853. Rose must have been interrupted; she did even finish her last entry, stopping mid-sentence.
We should remember that she wrote in her Preface:
“Lilie, Sister and myself have agreed to keep a diary during this year.”
While we do not know if Lilie and Sister kept up their New Year resolves, Rose certainly did.
We also know that Rose revisited 1853 in her Journal from time to time, and at some point started another. How to we know this?
Starting this February 18th we will begin posting Caroline’ Journal, Vol. 1, which begins a little over a year after Rose’s last of January 1, 1854. Details forthcoming.
Won’t you join us?