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A Calendar of Life in a Narrow Valley:
Jacobina Campbell's Diary,
Taymouth, New Brunswick, 1825-1843

Edited and Introduced by D. Murray Young and Gail G. Campbell

252 pp.
ISBN 978-1-927602-00-3
Paper $19.95

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Over the course of two decades, the ever-observant Jacobina Campbell coordinated the activities of a busy household and reported on the daily lives of family and neighbours. Her remarkable diary introduces an early 19th-century community on the Nashwaak River where life and work were shaped by the seasonal rhythms of the farming-lumbering economy that came to characterize much of rural New Brunswick. Transcribed from the original manuscript, this unique document in local social history is introduced and annotated by D. Murray Young and Gail G. Campbell, professors emeritus in History at the University of New Brunswick.