"Close together, though miles and miles apart": Family, Distance, and Emotion in the Letters of the Taylor Sisters, 1881-1921

Ryan C. Eyford
2015 Histoire sociale / Social History  
Susie moved to Iceland, where she remained for the rest of her life. The letters she received from her sisters document the evolution of their relationships as time and distance rendered their separation permanent and provide insights into the thoughts, feelings, and experiences of female kin living in widely differing social and economic circumstances. The deeply personal nature of many of the letters suggest ways in which the sisters attempted to push at the edges of the medium available to
more » ... dium available to them to preserve a sense of emotional connection.
doi:10.1353/his.2015.0012 fatcat:j6linwc7hngvdeamjuctz655am